Refuse to lose

Refex is joining EuroGames Bern 2023 as official tournament partner for football. There will be competitive (11 vs 11) and recreational (7 vs 7) tournaments for male-identified, female-identified and nonbinary participants.

We are also offering recreational (7 vs 7) tournaments for all genders teams. Please be aware that these teams may play in other categories, should there not be enough registrations for a tournament.

Competitive matches consist of 2 periods of 30 minutes each and 20 minutes each for recreational matches.

Provisional schedule:
Thursday: 09:00 – 17:00
Friday: 09:00 – 17:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 13:00

First round schedule is here.

Map of changing rooms and fields
This map shows you how to find your way from the bus stop «Dübystrasse» to the changing rooms and football fields: Football_Fields.pdf

In the 7vs7 mixed tournament, a maximum of 4 male-identified players are allowed on the field at any given time (excluding the goalkeeper).

It is possible to register for the tournament as a team or without one. When registering as a single player, please indicate if you are a field player or a goal keeper. Please keep in mind that the registration fee is due per person.

Please find the tournament rules here: Tournament rules

Key facts

Tournament dates
Thursday, July 27 – Saturday, July 29, 2023

Competitive, recreational

Tournament format
Competitive 11 vs 11, Recreational 7 vs 7

Registration for EGLSF members: €80
Registration for non EGLSF members: €100
Football sports fee: €10

Tournament Information

Tournament dates

Thursday, July 27
Friday, July 28


27 Teams


We play according to the
FIFA Rules

Gender categories

male-identified, female-identified, nonbinary

Registered Teams
Male 11vs11
  • Lobos México LGBT+
  • London Falcons FC
  • London Titans FC
  • Team München Streetboys
  • Village Manchester FC
Female 7vs7
  • Elbpoffertjes
  • FC BALLaver Graz
  • FC Paris Arc En Ciel
  • From Zero to Hero
  • Jumping Potatoes
  • Juventinas
  • Plahaies
  • Queerfeldein e.V. Freiburg
  • Rheinbow Sport Basel
  • Team Bulgaria
  • USTB
Male 7vs7
  • East End Phoenix Jungfrauen
  • East End Phoenix Männlichen
  • FC Paris Arc En Ciel
  • Pan Fodbold
  • Pink Devils
  • Trowbridge Town Tigers FC
Mixed 7vs7
  • Bern Individual Player Team
  • Happy Pride!
  • Olympique Bernoise
  • Queerfussball Ostschweiz
  • Voices

Registering for EuroGames 2023

Registration is open to everyone above the age of 18 regardless of skill level, sexual orientation, gender identity and nationality. A registration fee is required for all athletes.

What you can expect from participating in EuroGames 2023:

  • You will receive a complimentary functional shirt (please indicate your size when registering) from our sports partners Craft and Ochsner Sport
  • You will take part in a professionally organised tournament
  • You have the chance to win a medal in your sport
  • You will have access to discounts for selected events and parties
  • You can participate in the Opening Ceremony
  • You can participate in the Closing Ceremony Ceremony
  • You will have access to the EuroGames Village in the Old Town of Bern
  • You can experience BernPride on Saturday, July 29, 2023
  • You can attend several side events and cultural programs

Early Bird: 100 days
We offer an early bird special for select groups for the first 100 days of our registration period until November 7, 2022. Please avail of the following discount codes:

  • XX Euro discount for all participants under 25 years: YOUTHOUTREACH22
  • XX Euro discount for all participants from countries outside of Western Europe and North America: GLOBALOUTREACH22

All registered participants will receive our official athlete’s shirt.

Your location for Football

Weissenstein Sportplatz
Somazzistrasse 18
3008 Bern

Food & Beverage
We are currently working on a catering concept for the tournament days. We will provide more information in June 2023.

Good to know
The Weissenstein sports field is located directly behind the Weissenstein sports hall, where the volleyball tournament takes place. We recommend arriving by Bus 10 to «Dübystrasse» (see below.)

How to get there

Take bus line 10 «Köniz Schliern» to the «Dübystrasse» stop. Travel time from Bern main station is approximately 6 minutes. Make a right onto Somazzistrasse and you will reach the changing rooms after about 50 metres.

If staying at a hotel or registered Airbnb, you will receive a Bern Ticket for free access to public transport to all sports locations.

Your tournament organisation

Your tournament organisation

Refex was the official tournament partner for the EuroGames in Budapest 2012, Stockholm 2015, Helsinki 2016 and for the World OutGames in Antwerp 2013.



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