The McDonald’s Kanga Cup can today confirm another referee partnership for the 2019 tournament, with four referees and one referee coach from Football Federation South West (FFSW) set to visit the nation’s capital in July and join the McDonald’s Kanga Cup Referee Youth Academy (KCRYA).
This announcement comes just days after the McDonald’s Kanga Cup announced their partnership with international refereeing powerhouse Tournaments Abroad, and sets the foundations for the strongest match official contingent the Canberra competition has ever seen.
FFSW’s Regional Development Officer Mick Hankin first attended the McDonald’s Kanga Cup in 2017 and viewed the largest youth football tournament in the southern hemisphere as the perfect opportunity to drive referee development in Australia.
“Bringing four cadets to the KCRYA this year will help these younger match officials gain more skills, confidence, development and self-belief in themselves and make new friends along the way.”
Since meeting in 2017, it was clear to the McDonald’s Kanga Cup Head of Referees Adam Powers that Mick was passionate about supporting and developing referees in his region.
“For Mick to be coming back and bringing four regional referees from WA with him, illustrates how committed we are in supporting local associations such as FFSW in the development of their referees and the significance of the KCRYA as a pathway for referees looking to progress to the next level of officiating.”
The previous iteration of the McDonald’s Kanga Cup saw 41 referees from all over Australia and the world participate, and in 2019 these figures are only expected to climb thanks to strong, quality partnerships with refereeing associations like FFSW.
The KCRYA is full for 2019, but if you’re interested in other refereeing opportunities with the McDonald’s Kanga Cup please contact Head of Referees Adam Powers at email@example.com.