The World Freestyle Football Association announced today that, after a hotly contested application process featuring up to 16 destinations presenting their ideas and wishes, the host city for the 2024 edition of the European Pulse Event has been selected: the championship will take place in the Polish seaside and spa city of Sopot!
The Association chose Sopot after a comprehensive and unparalleled presentation that brought stakeholders from across the whole city together, including the Mayor’s Office, the Visit Sopot agency, and the City Sports Centre. The passion and impeccable logistics of the Polish city have convinced the WFFA officials about the suitability of the selection over other candidate destinations, which included the likes of Barcelona, Thessaloniki, Bled, Trieste, and Murcia.
The event is proposed to take place between late May and early June 2024, with more details to be announced later in 2023.
The 2023 edition of the European Pulse Event, the first to happen in the continent after the new global competitive system was introduced by the WFFA earlier this year, took place last July 28th and 29th in Riga, Latvia, and was held in partnership with local street sports association Ghetto Games. Legendary freestylers Mélody Donchet (France) and Erlend Fagerli (Norway) were crowned as European champions, with eight more freestylers (four men and four women) also clinching the qualification for the World Finals that will take place in Nairobi, Kenya later this year.
Dan Wood, Head of Partnerships at the WFFA, said, “We are so excited to bring Pulse to Sopot. The proposal and partnership mapped out by the city were truly impressive and the Key Leader team at the WFFA were unanimous in their decision. It’s also great for the extraordinary Polish Freestyle Football community to have an international competition of this level in their home country”.
Magdalena Czarzyńska-Jachim, Deputy Mayor of City of Sopot, said, “We’re very proud and happy to become the host of the European Freestyle Football Pulse Event in 2024. Sopot will be the first Polish city which will get an opportunity to organise this international competition. We’ll do our best to prepare an outstanding venue with a seaview to attract both freestylers and guests!”.
Sopot is a beautiful spa resort in the north of Poland on the Baltic Sea. It is an extraordinary city of intellectual inspiration, festivals, sports events, sandy beaches, green areas and wonderful opportunities to relax.
Sopot is undoubtedly the most beautiful resort in Poland today. Already in the 19th century, patients who wanted to improve their health thanks to healing baths were coming to Sopot. 200 years later, the city proudly celebrates and continues its spa resort traditions. Beautiful sandy beaches, the longest wooden pier in Europe, the spectacular Forest Opera and the famous Monciak (Monte Cassino Street) still attract tourists and patients.
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