Since 2005 mentally handicapped and/or disabled people participate in a football camp in the principality of Liechtenstein. Similar to the last holding, the so-called Special Adventure Camp is integrated into the International Swiss U16 Cup to foster the cooperation of people with and without disability. The varying training sessions, under the direction of Bill Bygroves, head of the social engagement department of Liverpool FC, should give the participants the opportunity to develop their football skills under excellent conditions. Offside the football pitch the teams expect a special schedule including barbecues and bathing adventures.
The Special Need Teams are alongside the Special Guest Teams another essential brick to reinforce the social engagement of the cup. The teams get therefore chance to show their new learned skills under competition conditions during the match breaks of the U16 cup. While the youngsters play first and foremost for the sporting success, the players of the Special Adventure Camp perform according to the motto „Winning is not everything“. Hence, compared to the usual hard fights in football, the matches of the Special Needs Teams will be characterised by fairness and friendship.