The Kanga Cup is the largest International Youth Football Tournament in the Southern Hemisphere. The week-long event proudly champions the mission of Uniting the Youth of the World through Football, and is run by Capital Football, the governing body for football in Canberra.
The 2024 event will take place from 7-12 July in Canberra and is sure to be another memorable week of our catchphrase: Fun. Friendship. Football.
Run by Capital Football, the governing body for football in Canberra, the tournament is sanctioned by the Football Federation Australia and the Asian Football Confederation.
The Kanga Cup had humble beginnings, starting in 1991 in Sydney before moving to its new home of Canberra in 1993. The inaugural Kanga Cup had just 35 teams participate, the 2018 edition had over 350 teams take part, seeing 5000 participants from Australia and overseas meet in Canberra for a week of football, culture, fun and friendship like no other.
As Australia’s premier football festival, the Kanga Cup holds a special place within the football family and is an annual calendar highlight for youth footballers of Australia and the world.
An unrivalled week of football and fun, the Kanga Cup stacks the week with busy days of football partnered by a great social program including a massive Opening Ceremony, and a variety of optional events for teams to participate in throughout the week!
Our team is ready to welcome you to the Nation’s Capital for a tournament that creates memories that last a lifetime. Your clubs can register to attend the 2024 Kanga Cup! Keep an eye on our website and social channels for details of when registration is open!
Kanga Cup. Fun. Friendship. Football.