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. Registrations are welcome until 1 April 2024.

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In addition the “AP|PCU EA Sports FC 24 Tournament“, a free e-sports event, is organised on 19 April 2024 for all interested students worldwide or those unable to travel to Antwerp.


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
  • 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)

  • 5 accreditations for the Heads of Delegation Welcome Reception on Wednesday 24/4
  • 5 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

Detailed time schedules available February 2024


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WEDNESDAY |

24 APRIL 2024


Accreditations

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

Opening Ceremony

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

Heads of Delegation Reception

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

Students Welcome Drink

Evening
Venue details available February 2024

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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

Evening
Restaurant Da Giovanni, Jan Blomstraat 8, 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

Honoring & Closing Ceremony

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

AP|PCU Club Night (with AP Student Unions)

Evening
Venue details available February 2024

COMPETITIONS PCU UNIVERSITY GAMES 2024

Eight competitions, added with an overall Fair Play competition (Enrico Prandi Trophy), are organized in men & women’s Futsal, Volleyball and Basketball, together with Football men and an online EA Sports FC 24 tournament. Please note that the match schedules posted below are subject to changes. The final and official match schedules are presented during the accreditations on 24 April 2024.

  • General Map of PCU Games locations (Pdf available February 2024)
  • List of all participating teams (Pdf available 16 April 2024)



FUTSAL |

WOMEN & MEN

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

  • Match Schedule Futsal Men (Pdf available 16 April 2024)
  • Match Schedule Futsal Women (Pdf available 16 April 2024)
  • Laws of the Games – Futsal (Pdf available February 2024)
  • Results Futsal Men (Pdf, available during competition)
  • Results Futsal Women (Pdf, available during competition)

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  • Check out live results with Tournify (link available during competition)



BASKETBALL |

WOMEN & MEN 

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

  • Match Schedule Basketball Men (Pdf available 16 April 2024)
  • Match Schedule Basketball Women (Pdf available 16 April 2024)
  • Laws of the Games – Basketball (Pdf available February 2024)
  • Results Basketball Men (Pdf, available during competition)
  • Results Basketball Women (Pdf, available during competition)

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  • Check out live results with Tournify (link available during competition)



VOLLEYBALL |

WOMEN & MEN

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

  • Match Schedule Volleyball Men (Pdf available 16 April 2024)
  • Match Schedule Volleyball Women (Pdf available 16 April 2024)
  • Laws of the Games – Volleyball (Pdf available February 2024)
  • Results Volleyball Men (Pdf, available during competition)
  • Results Volleyball Women (Pdf, available during competition)

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  • Check out live results with Tournify (link available during competition)



FOOTBALL |

MEN

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

  • Match Schedule Football Men (Pdf available 16 April 2024)
  • Laws of the Games – Football (Pdf available February 2024)
  • Results Football Men (Pdf, available during competition)

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  • Check out live results with Tournify (link available during competition)



EA SPORTS FC 24 |

ONLINE TOURNAMENT

On Friday 19 April 2024 an online EA SPORTS FC 24 tournament is organized. More information will be available in February 2024 on this website or on pcugames@pcucommittee.com.



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)


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

    PCU | EA SPORTS FC 24 TOURNAMENT

    On Friday 19 April 2024 a free online EA SPORTS FC 24 tournament is organized. More information will be available in February 2024 on this website or on pcugames@pcucommittee.com.

    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.