World Peace Indoor Soccer Tournament

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Dear participants and supporters of the WPIST.

For the past 2 years, our lives have been dominated by Covid 19. The risks were too great to be able to organize a WPIST in a responsible way in 2020 and 2021. Many regular participants and supporters have shown their understanding and support and for that I would like to thank them very much.

1982-2023 and that’s 41 years !!!

That means that 2022 is an anniversary year.

The WPIST was first organized by me in 1982. 8 teams participated and football was played in 1 sports hall in one day. In the past 40 years, the tournament has grown into a tournament in which an average of 150 teams participate and football is played for 3 days in 6 sports halls. In those 40 years, we have received 80,000 guests from all over the world from around 60 different countries.

As chairman, I am extremely proud of all the people who have helped to organize the WPIST over the past 40 years.

Every year they have dedicated themselves to the WPIST in their spare time.The members of the board and the volunteers are already busy behind the scenes to improve the tournament scheduled for November 20, 2023, to succeed.

A new website, a new e-mail address and new enthusiastic volunteers will ensure that the tournament 2023 will also be a huge success.

Marveld Recreatie has invested fantastically in the subtropical swimming pool over the past 2 years, which has now been turned into a water park with beautiful slides.
A new á la carte restaurant will also be built in the coming months. In short, a great accommodation where you as a guest will have a great time.

In the coming months we will develop a number of new ideas and plans for the 2023 tournament. 

Of course we will keep you informed through this website.
I hope to see you all again on November 20, 2023 in Groenlo at Marveld Recreatie !!

Until then, Hans Emde
Chairman WPIST.