United World Games, Austria

The UNITED WORLD GAMES are more than a tournament. The Games are counted among Europe’s finest and most popular youth sports events, attracting thousands of young people from all across the globe year after year.

The United World Games are an annual major event under the patronage of the UNESCO, which has been growing and developing ever since its inaugural edition in the year of 2005. Over the years however, the United World Games have transcended the event and turned into a global movement and community on top of it. UWG is emblematic for the many positive values and dimensions attached to sport: respect, fairplay, responsibility, cooperation, teamwork, exchange and friendship, exercise and health.

Beginning with a spectacular opening ceremony, this amazing Olympic-style youth sports events with teams in many sports from all over the World (In 2019, the UWG hosted over 12,000 athletes in 15 sports from over 50 countries and 5 continents). 

Contact us today to find out about this exciting opportunity for your students to compete and test themselves in state of the art facilities against like minded young sports people from all over the world!

Dates

The Games will take place 16-19th June 2022 in Klagenfurt, Austria

Age Group

Teams aged 11 - 19 can enter the competition

Venues 

Along with the EURO 2008 Arena as a centre, a number of other sports venues in Klagenfurt and surroundings are used for our various tournaments as well.

The centre of the United World Games is the Wörthersee stadium, a state-of-the-art sports arena that was built for the European Soccer Championships 2008, that took place in Austria and Switzerland. The stadium has a capacity of 32,000 and together with the surrounding training fields, the built-in sports hall, which is one of the biggest in all of Austria, and the classy VIP rooms, it forms the “Sportpark Klagenfurt”, the heart of the Games.

Sports

Sports events available to enter at the UWG  include:

  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Field Hockey
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Tennis

Plus many more. Details of the expected programme and age categories for each sport can be found here UNITED WORLD GAMES 

Accommodation

Sport Experiences are delighted have been provided an Exclusive VIP Package with 3* Hotel, which we will base our prices on. However, if you are looking for something else, United World Games offer a range of options  from Youth Hostels through to 4 * hotels in Klagenfurt, Austria.

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01 Sample Itineraries

Day 1

Morning

Arrival and Check-In at Players Town (Stadium) Continue to your accommodation

Afternoon

Friendlies & Practice Sessions (optional)

Evening

Oktoberfest or Dinner at the Food Court (optional) Karaoke Party at Medal Plaza in Players Town

Day 2

Morning

Preliminary games at all 35 sport venues

Afternoon

Lunch at the Food Court Actvities & Live Shows at Players Town

Evening

Dinner at the Food Court 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Grand Opening Ceremony inside the stadium

Day 3

Morning

Preliminary games & playoffs Lunch & Dinner at the Food Court

Afternoon

Lunch at the Food Court Activities & Live Shows at Players Town

Evening

Dinner at the Food Court 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Players Party at Players Town OR 7:30 – 10:00 pm Gala Dinner at the VIP Lounge (optional for coaches and fans)

Day 4

Morning

Check Out at your accommodation Finals Award Ceremonies directly at the venue, Medal Plaza or Karaoke Lounge

Afternoon

Lunch at the Food Court 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Farewell BBQ at the lake (optional and dependent on flight/departure times)

02 Additional Activities

More Than Just Competition

The United World Games offers a choice of additional activities that will introduce your students to competitors from across the tournament. It is a great way to complement competing with fun and relaxation, giving them opportunities to make new friends and feel part of this very special community for 4 days. 

PLAYERS TOWN

Playing a similar role to the Olympic Village, the Players Town is the heart of the United World Games. Here you will find the check in area, tournament board and the Food Court. You'll also find the Fun Area here, where action, fun and adrenalin is waiting for you at the various activities. Feel the flow on the Pumptrack, reach the top of the climbing rock and experience free fall at the Bag Jump! The Fun Area is the place to be for all

The Welcome Party will take place there on Thursday. Karaoke and table soccer are the highlights, which will also be offered on all other days of the event. 

Optional Activities

OKTOBERFEST 

Will you dare to yodel?  Experience traditional Austrian cuisine, folk dancing & entertainment.

PLAYERS PARTY

Music in the house! Our DJs will have you dancing the night away with your new friends.

FAREWELL BBQ

Chillout, swim & eat! Our lakeside BBQ is the perfect occasion to round off a legendary weekend

GALA DINNER

Coaches & parents only! Enjoy a relaxed yet elegant evening in the VIP Lounge of the stadium.

If you choose our Exclusive VIP package all these activities will be available to you at no extra cost. If you choose an alternative tailor made package you can add any of these on at an extra cost. 

 

 

03 Our VIP Package

We have an exclusive full VIP package based on a 3* hotel with many of the extras added in. Included in this package are:, but at the same time we can do the basic Youth Hostel/team entry to event included.

      • 3 nights accommodation incl. breakfast at a 3* hotel
      • All-Inclusive meal package (5 meals – from lunch on Friday to lunch on Sunday)
      • Tournament fee
      • Transportation on site
      • Entry to lake Wörthersee
      • All side events (Oktoberfest/Welcome Dinner on Thursday, Opening Ceremony on Friday, Gala Dinner [adults only] on Saturday & Farewell BBQ on Sunday)

If you prefer different accommodation or would like to make your own arrangements we can tailor make a package to suit your needs. 

04 Accommodation & Transport

Meals 

Similar to the Olympic Village, the Players Town is the heart of the United World Games. Here you will find the check in area, tournament board, Fun Area and the Food Court.

Lunch and dinner can be eaten at the Food Court, where you will find a large variety of healthy and nutritious food ranging from Austrian, Asian, Italian, Burgers and Halal and also a choice of salads, fruit, snacks and drinks. To find out more about the Players Town and Food Court click here 

Accommodation

Youth Hostel 

You can stay in Youth Hostels in the surrounding areas of Klagenfurt, where you will all be based on multi bedded dorms. Single or twin bedded rooms are extremely limited so adults must be prepared to stay in dorms. Youth Hostel accommodation gets booked up early. 

Bed & Breakfast 1/2 Star Hotels

There is a choice of B&B accommodation in the surrounding areas, ranging from small one party hotels or  larger hotel which can accommodate multiple groups. 

3 Star Hotels

If you are looking for a higher standard hotel with more on site facilities, the United World Games can recommend 3 star accommodation in and around Klagenfurt. Our exclusive 3 star VIP package includes accommodation. 

4 star Hotels

If you are looking for more luxury then we can source 4 star hotels in the Wörthersee area that will suit your needs.

Transport

Flight options include some limited options to Klagenfurt & Graz via Vienna. Wider flights are available into Salzburg, Venice , Vienna & Munich.