The Danish National Team is selected and trained by OMBOLD, which was established in 2003. They provide football sessions, organise a variety of tournaments, and run coaches training programmes.

OMBOLD have drop-in sessions in nine cities across Denmark, which means approximately 110 players attend the sessions each week. In each city, OMBOLD work closely with the local community, local shelters, drug treatments centres, and other services. In some locations, the benefits of OMBOLD’s activities have been recognised by the local communities.

Meet the team

Number Name
1 Rene Petersen
5 Peter Sandgreen
7 Patrick Tonning Rasmussen
8 Qivioq Matias Mark Gedionsen
9 Denis Jørgensen
10 Mike Andersen
17 Ronni Mathiasen
73 Allan Michalecki Sørensen

The Danish national team has been selected from the 1200 players that play annually in OMBOLD’s nation wide activities, which include tournaments, drop in sessions and street leagues.

The eight players selected here represent eight domestic teams and have taken part in four training camps since they were selected in the spring of 2018.

Denmark’s coaches are Rikke Sparving and Tim Møller Buus, and the assistant coach is Troels Didia Balling, who was a player for the national team last year.

Organisation Details






Socially disadvantaged and vulnerable men and women


Aalborg, Aarhus, Amager, Esbjerg, Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, Næstved, Randers, Vordinborg

Homelessness Facts

It is generally believed that Denmark’s homelessness strategy is relatively successful. (UMD, 2012). However, there are an increasing number of homeless migrants, with limited knowledge of the Scandinavian welfare system. Also, if they are not registered in Denmark, they can be denied access to publicly funded shelters in most Danish municipalities (Kirkhens Korshaer, 2014)