Parents in Vaasa often take their summer holidays in early July when their children compete in the Vaasa Football Cup tournament, which is organised by the Wasa Youth Footballcup Association together with the Vaasa division of the national sports federation Suomen Palloliitto.
Dating back almost 30 years, the event has become one of the largest junior football tournaments in the country, with more than 250 teams participating from all over the world. The Football Cup offers players and guardians a fun competition with an international atmosphere on well-tended pitches and artificial turf. There are lots of matches every day and a suitable amount of free time. The Tropiclandia Spa and Resort, the city’s great beaches and numerous shopping opportunities and restaurants entice players, team leaders and parents to return to Vaasa and the Wasa Football Cup year after year.