Scandinavian Cup first step towards a Nordic wide American football tournament

A total of eight teams, three each from Sweden and Norway and two from Denmark, will face off in a new pan-Scandinavia tournament, the Scandinavian Cup.

The Scandinavian Cup will consist of two groups with group A having Denmark’s AaB 89ers and Søllerød Gold Diggers in it along with Kristiansand Gladiators from Norway and Sweden’s Örebro Black Knights. In group B, Norway’s Oslo Vikings and Eidsvoll 1814s will take on Sweden’s Stockholm Mean Machines and Carlstad Crusaders.

Kjell Peterson, president of the Swedish American Football Federation:

“This is an exciting step for American football as a sport in Scandinavia. This will add more competition on top of the national leagues resulting in more football for the fans to enjoy as well as enable more players and coaches to get the experience of international competition. I’m looking forward to a great competition and new Scandinavian rivalries being born.”

The tournament is set to kick off on the weekend of April 30-May 1 when each team will play the other teams in its group. The winner of each group will then play in the championship game on the weekend of June 18-19 which will be hosted by one of the two finalists.

Thomas Kejser-Lervik, Sports Director of the Norwegian Federation for American Sports:

“You will never be better than the level you compete against, so we are very much looking forward to playing against the other Nordic teams. Our teams now have the opportunity to find out the level of football across the Nordic borders. We are confident that this will have a positive impact on the development of club football throughout the Nordic region.”

According to Peterson, the goal is to add teams from Finland to the tournament in 2023 to create a Nordic Cup.

More information about the Scandinavian Cup will be presented in January of 2022.

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