Soccer connects. This German Soccer Tour is not just about soccer, but about learning and appreciating other cultures and making connections.
Hof, located in northern Bavaria in Germany and Ogden, Utah have the oldest partnership between a German and a U.S. city, dating back to 1954. In 2014, Hof and Ogden will celebrate the 60 year anniversary of this city partnership! From the late 1980’s until the early 2000’s an annual exchange between youth soccer teams took place. Participants learned about the different cultures, made fun memories, and formed lasting relationships. Unfortunately, this exciting exchange has since been discontinued.
I, myself was a participant in this exchange. I first came to Utah when I was 14 and again when I was 16. In between, my family hosted visitors from Utah in Germany. I made many friends, visited amazing sights, and played competitive soccer games. Because I have benefited from this program, I am organizing this exchange again so others can have the same experiences I had.
Come join me on our first trip - it is planned for summer 2014. Please take a look at the planned tour and sights and contact me if you are interested in coming along.
Who is invited:
- Anyone who is interested in touring southern Germany and Austria
- Anyone who would like to learn about the German culture
- Soccer players, boys and girls ages
- Parents, coaches, and support people
- Anyone who has been to Hof before and would like to visit old friends
Spots are limited and will fill quickly!