The 25th edition of the NSR Kanga Cup takes place in just under a week when Canberra plays host to a number of teams from around Australia who will battle for glory on the field whilst making friends off it. Adding to the cosmopolitan cast of characters from around this mighty land are our international guests who, in 2015, come from Korea Republic and New Zealand.
Both countries have long-standing links with the Southern Hemisphere’s largest football tournament with regular competitors SinGok Primary School from Korea back to showcase their skills once again. The youngsters are usually a standout in their division and will be a tough nut to crack as they look to claim silverware once more. They will be joined by FC Seoul under-12 who will certainly be a team to watch with their squad reportedly containing a number of players who have represented Korea Republic at international level.
As well as our friends from Asia, Kanga Cup also welcomes four teams from across the Tasman Sea. Two representatives come Mainland Football Association from the New Zealand South Island with Ferrymead Bays Dragons and FC Twenty 11 looking forward to taking on the best in their respective age groups. Aquinas College First X1 from Tauranga and Karori Glory from Wellington complete the All Blacks entrants.
“It’s fantastic that we have six teams from overseas competing in the 25th edition of the NSR Kanga Cup,” Tournament Director Myke Kelly said. “It’s a testament to their strong commitment to the tournament that they have been able to raise the funds to come to Canberra for the competition and to experience a different culture. We are sure that they will enjoy their stay and they are welcome guests.”
The NSR Kanga Cup begins on Sunday 5th July with the Opening Ceremony at GIO Stadium from 2:50pm.
NSR KANGA CUP 2015 OVERSEAS ENTRANTS
Karori Glory (Capital Football, Wellington)
Ferrymead Bays Dragons (Mainland Football)
FC Twenty 11 (Mainland Football)
Aquinas College 1st XI (Waibop)
SinGok PS (Korea Football Association)
FC Seoul (Korea Football Association)