The 2014 Subway Kanga Cup will be the biggest tournament yet to be staged with a confirmed entry list of 273 teams ready to take to the fields in Canberra in July. Participants will enjoy a week of fun, friendship and football creating memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.
The playing arenas of Southwell Park, Wanniassa, Kaleen, Dickson, O’Connor and Harrison will reverberate to the sound of football with almost 4000 children enjoying the ‘World Game’.
Held at the same time as the FIFA World Cup, the competition is sure to have a vibrant buzz and an atmosphere to rival any that has preceded it with Capital Football CEO Heather Reid expecting a wonderful week of action.
“We are delighted to welcome over 270 teams to the 2014 Subway Kanga Cup and are excited that this year will be the biggest competition that we have ever hosted,” Reid stated. “It’s wonderful that in the same year as the FIFA World Cup we have managed to attract so many clubs to Canberra in winter for what is a truly fantastic event. The excitement that will surround the tournament should make for a memorable occasion for all participants.”
Long-standing and well-known international visitors SinGok PS from Korea Republic will be back for another week of high quality football and they will be joined by guests from New Zealand as Coastal Spirit make their annual return to the competition. The Spirit will be joined by fellow Kiwi’s, Ferrymead Bays, also from Christchurch, making their Subway Kanga Cup debut.
Australian teams will travel to the National Capital from Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and New South Wales while Palmerston FC will make the trek from the Northern Territory to compete in the Boys’ under 16 and under 17/19 Cup lending the competition a truly national feel at every level.
The Subway Kanga Cup will also see more than 140 referees involved in the tournament including 40 young officials from interstate.
“We have teams and referees coming from all around Australia to participate in the Subway Kanga Cup,” Reid confirmed. “With the added bonus of some of our regular international visitors we have a cosmopolitan line-up that should ensure that all clubs will have the chance to play against teams from inter-state and, in some cases, from overseas. We have a number of off field activities planned as usual so competitors can make the most of their visit to Canberra for one of Australia’s iconic sporting events.”
Kanga Cup. A Week of Football. A Lifetime of Memories.