During Verona Cup
The Verona Cup has a permanent entertainment team including the former professional footballers Jesper Thygesen and Søren Frederiksen – as well as several others who provide an entertaining football tournament. Here you can read more about the entertainment at Lake Garda.
In addition to Jesper and Søren, the Danish national coach for U20 men and U23 women, Jan Michaelsen, has also been part of the team and we have various entertainers such as DJs and freestylers – and often even a surprise guest appearance. In 2022, for example, the Danish national team player, Sara Thrige, on stage during the opening ceremony and signed autographs afterwards.
Below you can get an idea of the entertainment during the Verona Cup 2024.
On Monday evening, there will be a large-scale opening ceremony with, among other things, team presentations, national anthems, entertainment on stage – and the evening will end with a huge fireworks display over Lake Garda. Don’t miss this event where up to 3,300 participants gather in front of the stage on the shores of Lake Garda 😉
During the entire tournament, Jesper Thygesen with his guitar and Søren Frederiksen, among others, will appear around the courts and at Bella Italia. These small events are intentionally not programmed and provide lots of funny situations – some of which are followed by our TV crew. Surprising and fun!
In 2023, we had two freestylers during the tournament – namely the Danish champion from 2022, Sofie Johannsen, and Jakob Semajer-Garic. These two amazing ball jugglers performed during the opening ceremony, as well as appearing in both our activity center and out on the courts during the tournament. Maybe you learned a trick or two?
An evening for adults only
On Tuesday evening, an entertaining evening is arranged for coaches, managers and the traveling parents. A music and sports quiz that you should not miss. Jesper Thygesen and his guitar will be the focal point here, while the rest of our entertainment team will help with the quiz. A really nice evening “for adults only”.
On Wednesday evening you are invited to a closing party by the stage at Bella Italia, where there will be lots of fun features and competitions. In 2023 we had an agreement with the Danish DJ, Nikolaj Stadsvold, who was responsible for the musical part of the entertainment etc. It will be a festive evening that you must not miss – where you will have the opportunity to say goodbye and see you again to the many new friends you have made during the football party at Lake Garda 😉
As can be seen, the entertainment program is large during the Verona Cup, and is an important part of the tournament, which is both sporting and social in a class of its own – because we take our slogan “Football Fun & Friends” very seriously. It is a really fun football tournament that sticks in the memory and creates friendships across both teams and nations.