The winners of the 2023 KEEPUP Kanga Cup were crowned on a wonderful Friday of football action at Southwell Park in Lyneham, where goals, saves, trophies and smiles were the order of the day.
Thirty-one winners received the silverware across the KEEPUP Kanga Cup competitions in Cup, Plate, and Shield, with tournament Most Valuable Players awarded the individual prizes and our Referee’s also receiving acknowledgement.
The Governor-General of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable David John Hurley AC DSC (Retd), was amongst the VIPs to present awards to the Grand Final winners and runners-up to conclude an incredible week of fun, friendship, and football.
“It has been a superb week here in Canberra and the Finals have concluded a wonderful tournament played in a friendly atmosphere,” Capital Football CEO Ivan Slavich commented.
“My staff, and our all-important volunteers and referees, have worked diligently, and long hours, to provide the 295 teams with the best possible tournament we could, and I thank them all for their dedication to the task.
“We are already looking forward to the 2024 edition.”
For the first time, the 2023 competition was sponsored by KEEPUP, the Naming Rights Partners of the competition and the go-to for latest breaking news for A-League and other football leagues.
“We’re thrilled to have partnered with the KEEPUP Kanga Cup in this historic year for football in Australia. As always, the passion and skill of Australia’s youngest footballers was on full display this week,” Danny Townsend, Chief Executive Officer at Australian Professional Leagues said.
“While not everyone could go home as winners, there was no shortage of talent, and the future of football is looking very bright.
“The Kanga Cup is highly regarded as the Southern Hemisphere’s largest international youth football tournament, and likewise our mission at KEEPUP is to become the premier digital destination for supporters of football in Australia.”
KEEPUP Kanga Cup. Fun. Friendship. Football.
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