The Calgary Nations Cup tournament started in Calgary, Alberta in 2006 in memory of the late Davinder Singh Kajla. It has since been held annually with great success.
This tournament provides a unique concept of grouping players based on their ethnic backgrounds and/or countries of origin, creating an exciting atmosphere that provides a platform for people throughout the community to express their ethnic pride.
Teams are comprised of quality players from Calgary to compete for the coveted "Davinder Singh Kajla Memorial Cup". With hundreds of spectators coming out each year, this tournament is the must see soccer event of the summer. In addition to furthering cultural awareness. The goal behind the tournament is to expand knowledge and excitement around soccer and to keep young adults engaged to help build a community that recognizes diversity and works together.
Davinder Singh Kajla passed away in August 2005, leaving behind a legacy that we hope to continue with this tournament. Davinder's love for soccer started when he was five and he continued pursuing this passion until his last moments. Playing with the Properties, Star Latino, SAIT Men's team and ending with the Calgary Callies. Throughout his soccer career, he played in numerous provincial and national championships making life long friends that continue to keep his memory alive by holding this tournament each year. He was known as a calm and collected player who kept his teammates entertained with his laughter and big personality.
Nations Cup 2019 Outdoor Rules (updated July 31)
Nations Cup 2019 Schedule (updated Aug 1)