PCU GAMES

24-26 APRIL 2024
ANTWERP, BELGIUM
VOLLEY|BASKET|FUTSAL|FOOTBALL

The ‘25th AP|PCU University Games‘ are a unique student sport experience, open for all universities and higher education institutions worldwide, with emphasis on the Panathlon values of Fair Play and Universal Friendship. Men’s & Women’s Futsal, Volleyball and Basketball are programmed, together with Men’s Football, 61 university teams will participate in the 2024 PCU Games.


Panathlon International
is IOC recognised



Official host organisation

PARTICIPATION FEE €49 PER PERSON |
INCLUDING



Per person

  • accreditation for the Opening Ceremony on Wednesday 24/4 (By Invitation, ask your Head of Delegation)
  • accreditation for the official competitions on Thursday 25/4 and Friday 26/4
  • Competition arbitration by Belgian Olympic Committee recognized federations
  • Free water during all official competitions
  • T-shirt of the official host, AP University of Applied Sciences and Arts
  • sandwich lunch on Thursday 25/4 at the competition venue
  • pizza evening in the Da Giovanni restaurants in the historical city center on Thursday 25/4
  • sandwich lunch on Friday 26/4 at the competition venue
  • free entry and drink AP|PCU Club Night on Friday 26/4 (In association with the AP Student Unions)
  • free Public Transport Pass for 3 days to use metro, tram or bus within the Antwerp Metropolitan Region. The 3 days term starts at the first use of the pass when entering a metro station, tram or bus.

Per delegation (a delegation may consist of more teams)

  • 3 accreditations for the Heads of Delegation Welcome Reception on Wednesday 24/4
  • 3 accreditations for the Honoring & Closing Ceremony on Friday 26/4
  • 1 voting card PCU Committee General Assembly during Closing Ceremony on Friday 26/4
  • 12 memberships Panathlon International per delegation (Panathlon membership)
  • 1 participation certificate per participating team
  • 1 Team guide per team. The team guide will welcome you at the hotel or hostel of your choice upon your arrival, will hand over the Public Transport Passes and will guide the team to the competitions and other official events.

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Note 1 |

AP and other Belgian teams

Teams of the AP University of Applied Sciences and Arts Antwerp and other Belgian teams have to direct themselves to the Antwerp Student Sport Council for a limited number of free wild cards at stijn@sportsticker.be.


Note 2 |

Payments

  • after registration an automated email will be sent containing the necessary bank details.
  • within 3 weeks after your registration, €294 (6 players x €49) needs to be paid for each volleyball, basketball or/and futsal team or/added with €539 (11 players x €49) for each football team men.
  • in case participation is not possible anymore after payment, the participation fee(s) will be refunded upon simple request.
  • on Monday 1 April the PCU Committee will ask for the final number of participants per team and will request additional payment for all delegation members not yet included in the first payment.


Note 3 |

Delegations with more than 3 teams

The organisational overheads anticipate 1 to 3 teams per delegation. As a result the participation fee for players of a 4th, 5th … team is reduced to €29 per person. If this is the case, please contact pcugames@pcucommittee.com.


Note 4 |

Visa Requests

Visa requests can only be accepted upon receipt of a finalized hotel or hostel booking. Please visit the website Visa for Belgium if visas are required and for detailed information on the current procedures.

AP = AP University of Applied Sciences and Arts Antwerp

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WEDNESDAY |

24 APRIL 2024


Accreditations

15.00h – 18.00h (3 delegation members)

AP, Campus “Lange Nieuwstraat”, Lange Nieuwstraat 101, 2000 Antwerp (Map Venue)

Opening Ceremony

20.15h (By Invitation, ask your Head of Delegation)

AP, Campus “Lange Nieuwstraat”, Lange Nieuwstraat 101, 2000 Antwerp (Map Venue)

Heads of Delegation Reception

21.15h (By Invitation, ask your Head of Delegation)

AP, Campus “Lange Nieuwstraat”, Lange Nieuwstraat 101, 2000 Antwerp (Map Venue)

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THURSDAY |

25 APRIL 2024


Competitions

All day
At the competition venues

Sandwich lunch

Lunch hours
At the competition venues

Pizza evening

Starting hours 18.00h to 21.15h (Time schedules distribution during Accreditations)

  • Restaurant Da Giovanni, Jan Blomstraat 8, 2000 Antwerp (Map Venue)
  • Restaurant Del Sud Classico, Oude Koornmarkt 5, 2000 Antwerp (Map Venue)

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FRIDAY |

26 APRIL 2024


Competitions & finals

All day
At the competition venues

Sandwich lunch

Lunch hours
At the competition venues

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General Assembly & Sandwich Buffet

19.00h (By Invitation, ask your Head of Delegation)

AP, Campus “Lange Nieuwstraat”, Lange Nieuwstraat 101, 2000 Antwerp (Map Venue)

Closing Ceremony & Closing Reception

20.30h (By Invitation, ask your Head of Delegation)

AP, Campus “Lange Nieuwstraat”, Lange Nieuwstraat 101, 2000 Antwerp (Map Venue)

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AP|PCU Club Night

22.00h

  • La Dolce Vita, Stadswaag 11, 2000 Antwerp (Map Venue)
  • De Klimax, Stadswaag 19, 2000 Antwerp (Map Venue)
  • Den Echo, Lange Nieuwstraat 9, 2000 Antwerp (Map Venue)

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FUTSAL |

WOMEN & MEN

Sports Center Het Rooi, Berchemstadionstraat 73, B-2600 Antwerp (Map Venue)

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BASKETBALL |

WOMEN & MEN 

Sports Center Plantin Moretus, Plantin Moretuslei 343, B-2140 Antwerp (Map Venue)

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VOLLEYBALL |

WOMEN & MEN

Sports Center Wilrijkse Pleinen, Vogelzanglaan 6, B-2020 Antwerp (Map Venue)

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FOOTBALL |

MEN

Sports Center Wilrijkse Pleinen, Vogelzanglaan 6, B-2020 Antwerp (Map Venue)

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ENRICO PRANDI TROPHY |

FAIR PLAY

After every match the referees award Fair Play points to each team based upon conduct of the delegation and Fair Play on the field. The winner of the Fair Play ranking receives the Enrico Prandi Trophy, a prestigious award, unique in the world of university sport and the highest merit a university can achieve in relation to ethics in university sport. Enrico Prandi, born on May 21, 1945 (Italy), is the Past President of Panathlon International, former member of the International Olympic Committee Cultural Commission and former President of the Italian Basketball League. In 2010 he initiated the idea to create a university platform within Panathlon International to promote ethics in sport also within the worldwide university community.

DRAWING & PHOTO CONTESTS 

During the PCU University Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies, the AP University of Applied Sciences and Arts will host the prestigious expositions of the  Panathlon Student Drawing Contest and Photo Contest. Participants, officials and spectators can enter the Photo Contest by posting their pictures on social media, using the hashtag #PCUpic.

ACCOMMODATION |

ANTWERP

Participants choose and book their own accommodation and pay directly to the accommodation of their choice. Please find below some student friendly hostels and if you are looking for a more extended overview of all accommodation facilities in the greater metropolitan area, please visit www.visitantwerpen.be.

AN EASILY ACCESSIBLE CITY |

ANTWERP

Curious about the possibilities for reaching Antwerp? Check out all options on Antwerp, an easily accessible city | Visit Antwerpen.

DIAMOND, FASHION AND (S)PORT METROPOLIS |

ANTWERP

The famed historical city of Antwerp is packed with sports, culture and art, is the economic capital of Belgium and the cultural heart of Flanders, the Dutch speaking region of Belgium with Antwerp as its largest city. The Antwerp metropolitan area has over 1,1 million inhabitants and the Greater Antwerp Province over 1,8 million inhabitants. Internationally, Antwerp is the largest diamond trade centre in the world, the second largest port of Europe and the Antwerp Fashion Academy is considered one of the best in the world, ensuring the highest concentration of fashion shops and flagship stores within Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. On a sports level, Antwerp hosted the Olympic Games in 1920 and was the European Capital of Sport in 2013. The city also welcomed 5 FISU world university championships and many international interuniversity championships. Antwerp most recently hosted the 2022 FISU World University Championships Mind Sports. All tourist information is available on www.visitantwerp.be.

PCU GAMES CHAMPIONS (1999-2023)

PCU Games 2023 Champions

  • E-Sports (FIFA23), Mohammad Poorhosein aka Mohammadmp021, Islamic Azad University, East Tehran branch (Iran)
  • Football Men (try-out), KdG University of Applied Sciences (Belgium)
  • Futsal Men, University of Belgrade, Faculty of org. sciences (Serbia)
  • Futsal Women, KU Leuven (Belgium)
  • Basketball Men, University of Belgrade, Faculty of org. sciences (Serbia)
  • Basketball Women, Antwerp University Association (Belgium)
  • Volleyball Men, Mendel University of Brno (Czech Republic)
  • Volleyball Women, University of Antwerp (Belgium)

Enrico Prandi Fair Play Trophy 2023, Estonian Business School (Estonia)


IMPORTANT UPDATE: Registrations for the 2024 PCU Games are closed.

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REGISTRATION MODALITIES

1 |

General

Registrations are welcome until 1 April 2024 or when maximum capacity is reached (first come, first served). Participating teams have to represent a university or institute of higher education and more teams per university or institute of higher education can register at once. There is no limitation on the number of teams or the number of partcipants per team. AP teams and other Belgian teams have to direct themselves to the Antwerp Student Sport Council for a limited number of free wild cards at stijn@sportsticker.be.

2 |

Delegations with more than 3 teams

The organizational overheads anticipate 1 to 3 teams per delegation. As a result the participation fee for players of a 4th, 5th … team is reduced to €29 per person. If this is the case, please contact pcugames@pcucommittee.com.

3 |

Payments

  • after registration an automated email will be sent containing the necessary bank details.
  • within 3 weeks after your registration, €294 (6 players x €49) needs to be paid for each volleyball, basketball or/and futsal team or/added with €539 (11 players x €49) for each football team men.
  • in case participation is not possible anymore after payment, the participation fee(s) will be refunded upon simple request.
  • on Monday 1 April the PCU Committee will ask for the final number of participants per team and will request additional payment for all delegation members not yet included in the first payment.


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REGISTRATION FORM PCU GAMES 2024

25th PCU University Games, 24-26 April 2024, Antwerp (Belgium)

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    1 | GENERAL DETAILS

    2 | CONTACT PERSON

    3 | REMARKS

    CONTACT |

    OFFICE DESK PCU UNIVERSITY GAMES

    AP University of Applied Sciences and Art | Student Center
    Ellermanstraat 81 – B-2060 Antwerp
    (T) +32 486 36 41 20
    (E) pcugames@pcucommittee.com

    • Prof. Dr. B. Ghadimi, President 25th PCU University Games | PCU Committee Executive Board
    • Gert Christens, Honorary President 25th PCU University Games | AP Director Student Center

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    Organisational Partners


    As a University of Applied Sciences and Arts, AP is more than a higher education institution. AP is a learning metropolis, an enricher of talent, an amplifier of commitment and an expander of students’ world view. By way of enthusiastic teachers, progressive content, direct honest orientation and maximum interaction with expertise, AP ensures that all students can realise their full potential. The hosting of the PCU University Games incorporates a unique opportunity to expand the world view of our institution to ensure all of our students to realise their full potential.


    The City of Antwerp and its sports office (Sporting A) are committed to offer a high-quality, wide, diverse and innovative sports and exercise platform that improves health, ensures personal development and promotes solidarity. With the image of Antwerp as the sports capital of Flanders, sport is an essential element to contribute to a liveable city.