The male and female teams are made up of 36 young people from the state of Pará, where Hydro has its alumina refinery, Hydro Alunorte, in the city of Barcarena.
Young people participate in the “Education for People” program, which motivates students to behave well and participate in school activities, and the chance to go to the Norwegian Cup is the reward for those who qualify. This year, players were selected from 17 schools in Barcarena. In Oslo, students will do a cultural exchange that includes a visit to the Nobel Peace Center and a survey on violence at school. The knowledge acquired will be shared with the other students from Barcarena on the return trip.
The men's team matches are scheduled for the 30th and 31st of July and the 1st of August against the Norwegian teams of Lillestroem, Abildsoe and Sunndal (where Hydro has a primary aluminum plant).
The women's team will play on July 30th and 31st against Nora Neset, Nesodden IF and Molde FK.The winning teams will play again at the end of the week.