Punta Cana

5 - 11 NOVEMBER 2023

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Punta Cana - Dominican Republic


Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the north and the Caribbean Sea on the south, our lush tropical island paradise boasts nearly 1,000 miles (1,609 km) of coastline, 250 miles (402 km) of the worlds top beaches, magnificent resorts and hotels, and a variety of sports, recreation and entertainment options. Here you can dance to the pulse pounding thrill of the merengue, renew in our luxurious and diverse accommodations, explore ancient relics of centuries past, delight in delicious Dominican gastronomy or enjoy ecotourism adventures in our magnificent national parks, mountain ranges, rivers, and beaches.

Blessed with one of the Caribbean regions longest white sand coastlines–a whopping 48 kilometres (30 miles), punctuated with sky-reaching coconut palms–Punta Cana is the land of rest and relaxation by the sea. Here, where the Atlantic meets the Caribbean, from the northern tip at Uvero Alto to the southern at Cap Cana, all-inclusive resorts and boutique hideaways offer all the whims and comforts of modern beachfront living.

Barceló Bávaro Beach *****


All-inclusive hotel on the best beach in Punta Cana

The Barceló Bávaro Beach hotel is located on the beachfront at Bávaro Beach, Punta Cana, which National Geographic y Tripadvisor consider as one of the 10 best beaches in the world. This exclusive adults-only hotel features spacious rooms along Bávaro Beach, all with side- or front-facing sea views. This makes it the perfect place for a romantic getaway. Enjoy a rich gastronomic variety through the exclusive Barceló All Inclusive programme, including the Caribbean Buffet and La Brisa Buffet, and 2 speciality restaurants: Chez Gourmet (international cuisine) and La Brisa (Mediterranean cuisine).

Hence, the hotel has a wide range of facilities, aside from those the Barceló Bávaro Palace offers, and plenty of daily activities with multiple options to liven up your stay, enjoy the beach and swimming pools, as well as playing sports.

Barceló Bávaro Beach – Adults Only is a paradise of exclusivity, relaxation, fun, sun, beach and sand. You have everything you need for a perfect holiday with your partner or friends, without any worries.


SUN 5 November

Teams arrival
Welcome Party

MON 6 November

Free Time

TUE 7 November

Captains meeting
Free Time

WED 8 November

Day Off
Free Time

THU 9 November

Free Time

FRI 10 November

Tournament Final
Farewell Party

SAT 11 November

till next year!!

Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort


From Beach to Pitch, from Bar to Swim and repeat with me… All  day long like this!!!

All Games will be played in Barceló Bávaro Soccer Complex, inside your own Hotel. No buses needed to go to the pitches this time to enjoy our magnificent  soccer field, where you could play your own tournament and live your own experience, maximising your holidays to the next level.





5*Stars Hotel, 6 nights(double room sharing)
All Inclusive
Welcome Party
Farewell Party
Airport transfers IN-OUT
Buses to the parties
Soccer Pitches
Physio tent

Golitos Foundation


The Golitos Foundation offers an adapted football sports program aimed at children with Autism, where physical, emotional, and social skills are developed using soccer as a channel.

Very pleased and proud for working together with GOLITOS since 2013, our first time celebrating WCC in Puerto Rico. We are back in 2023 to keep the spark in their eyes in a new edition.

Thanks for all your donations to support Golitos kids smiles

The Global Football Tournament for Air Traffic Controllers and Pilots
The World Controllers´ Cup

Greetings friends from around the world!

Its that time of year again where we meet up to compete in the WCC!

We are heading back to Punta Cana and very excited to be linking up again with The Golitos Foundation run by Mr Omar Alvarez. 

Golitos is an organization that teaches football skills to children with autism. Each year at the WCC we try to raise as much money as we can for this incredible company and this year we have the opportunity once more to get involved in a training session with the Golitos kids.

Punta Cana is a beautiful destination in the Caribbean and the tournament format will be 7-a-side where teams can expect to play 6-8 matches over the course of the week.

I look forward to welcoming you all to Punta Cana this November to meet old friends and make new ones over a beer and a game of football!

Yours in sport

Allan Beattie
WCC President

We have proudly grown into a unique global family.
The World Controllers´ Cup was born as an idea to get together air traffic controllers from all over the world. To continue developing our friendship while playing our most favorite sport: Football What started as crazy and somehow impossible idea back in 2009, today has gathered over 28 ATCo teams, and more than 40 nationalities competing to be the world ATC champion.