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The Event in Levico Terme

A tournament with a winning formula

From Thursday 15 to Sunday 18 June 2023 Levico Terme – Valsugana – Trentino – hosted the eighth edition of the Pulcino d’Oro International Tournament.

River Plate and Inter Femminile won the 8th Pulcino d’Oro and the Pulcino d’Oro GIRLS, respectively, after four hard-fought days on the football pitches, with over 1000 children from all over Italy, Europe and South America taking part.

This 2023 edition proved to be a truly world edition, with the victory of the South American team in Levico Terme, the return of the national stage to England, the regional stages and the million viewers on Sportitalia for the live broadcast of the final round of the Pulcino d’Oro.

The 2023 edition once again involved thousands of young footballers, this year class 2012 – 2013, from all over Italy, European and International countries. Dozens of teams, both amateur and professional, will compete to lift the Pulcino d’Oro Trophy, in a sporting confrontation that puts the educational spirit of team play and the sharing of positive values at the centre of the entire event, recognised as one of Trentino’s great sporting events.

Sport, children, solidarity are the pillars of the International Pulcino d’Oro Tournament that make it unique in the international panorama of football tournaments.

Among the professionals this year are teams from all over the world. Among the Italian teams will be Juventus, Inter, Milan, Roma, Bologna, Parma, Hellas Verona, Sudtirol and Trento. Foreign teams include England’s historic Leeds United and Sunderland, the Dutch Psv Eindhoven and this year’s new entries: Olympique Marseille from France, Benfica from Portugal and River Plate from Argentina.

13- 14 June 2024: we are working on an incredible new edition!

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Growing Numbers

  • 15 Sport facilities
  • 256 Participating teams
  • 3840 Baby players
  • 10 Regional tournaments

A sport for all

With the involvement of hundreds of volunteers and the participation of numerous public institutions in the area, the Tournament aims to strengthen the spirit of collaboration and the spread of positive values every year. In this atmosphere of joy and sharing, the Pulcino d’Oro Tournament brings together all participating sports clubs into one united symbolic team and donates the registration fees to charity.

Sport and solidarity

2016

In 2016, the proceeds were donated to the Niccolò Galli Foundation Onlus to support projects dedicated to less fortunate children.

2017

In 2017, the registration fees allowed hosting the Atletico Sibillini team from Amandola, a town severely affected by an earthquake.

2018

In 2018, the registration fees were donated to the Pavonian Fathers of the Centre Effetà in Burkina Faso, who have always been helping children affected by malaria.

2019

In 2019, the proceeds were donated to Javier Zanetti's PUPI Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to children and teen rights.

2020-2021

The project "Together for Sport" by Unicef ​​wanted to celebrate 30 years of the Charter of Children and Teen Rights with customized workshops developed together with Pulcino d'Oro

2022

In 2022, the proceeds were allocated to the “Plastic Schools” project. The activity of Pulcino d'Oro financed the creation of 2,000 bricks which will be used for the construction of a school in the the Ivory Coast

2023

In 2023, the registration fees were divided between Unicef ​​and the Italian Diabetes Foundation

School and Pulcino d'Oro

The organization believes in and invests in school children. Multiple schools are involved, each with a dedicated project tailored specifically for them, totaling around 200 students. The Ivo de Carneri Institute, one of the long-term collaborators, will have their students engaged in a one-month internship with the Committee. In addition, dozens of students will be involved during the international tournament as Team Assistants for the participating teams. The A. Tambosi Technical and Economic Institute in Trento will develop two collaborative projects, one in the field of computer science and another in the tourism sector, involving the creation of a database and the analysis of the event’s economic impact. The Marie Curie Institute in Pergine and Levico Terme will also support the event with their students acting as Team Assistants, while the Levico Terme Hotel Management Institute and the Artigianelli Institute in Trento will work alongside professionals in the fields of photography and videography.

A green tournament

The Pulcino d’Oro has always been interested in the topic of environmental sustainability, striving to reduce its impact on the environment, trying to raise awareness among young athletes and the public about a topic of vital importance for the future of the Planet.
A Tournament more sustainable than ever After the success of 2022, washable ceramic tableware was again used for the 8th edition. Saving over 3,000 kg of single-use plastic. The Organising Committee’s aim is to spread a message of respect for the environment among children by limiting the use of disposable plastic and opting for the use of clean energy, reducing waste to a minimum.
For this reason, the Pulcino d’Oro 2023 will also be able to boast the Trentino Eco-events mark in addition to the 100% clean energy certification of Dolomiti Energia.