On behalf of the ocial organisation of the world’s largest soccer tournament exclusively for government
personnel, I have the great honour of inviting your department/team to the 35th annual World Police
Indoor Soccer Tournament in the Netherlands this October. This event has the full support of the IPA in the
Our 2016 tournament was a great success with enthusiastic participation from 2,900 government personnel
from over 52 countries. More than 200 football teams competed for the championship cup in four di-erent
For invited teams that are new to the WPIST, you can read more about the history of the tournament and
watch videos covering the event at www.wpist.eu.
This year’s World Police Indoor Soccer Tournament will be held from Monday, 9th of October up to and
including Friday, 13th of October 2017.
The World Police Indoor Soccer Tournament is the only world championship indoor soccer (futsal) event
exclusively for government teams. The World Police Indoor Soccer Tournament is open to: Police Ocers, Fire
ghters, Customs Ocers, Military personnel, Tax Ocers, personnel of the Ministry of Interior and state,
provincial or municipal employees and sta- from the various ministries.
Our opening ceremony will take place on Monday, with tournament matches scheduled for Tuesday through
Thursday. This year, teams will complete all of their matches in a short time period and enjoy one day o- for
excursions in the Netherlands or neighbouring Germany.
All teams will need to depart no later than Friday, 13th of October. For participants who wish to spend more
time in the Netherlands, special accommodation is available one week prior to the ocial start of the tournament.
In this tournament, your team will face some of the most competitive government football teams from more
than 50 countries. It is also the largest government football tournament in the world and organised at the
most economical cost for participants. The organisation has worked for 35 years to achieve this unique
9-13 October 2017
The tournament will take place in six sports halls in Eibergen, Groenlo & Lichtenvoorde.
Teams will play in a 5 versus 5 (futsal) format, including the goalkeeper.
There will be a:
• Men’s tournament (98 teams)
• Women’s tournament (32 teams)
• Men’s 35+ tournament (64 teams)
• Men’s 45+ tournament (24 teams)
The oor of the playing area is synthetic. The tournament will be played over three days. The
WPIST will host over 200 teams (men, women, men 35+, and men 45+) from over 50 countries
during this intense competition. This year, we expect participants from Europe, Australia,
Africa, Asia, North America and South America.
For delegations originating outside of Europe, up to 10 individuals per delegation will
receive their bungalow housing and meals (breakfast and dinner) absolutely FREE from
the 9th through 13th of October 2017.
9-13 October 2017