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Team eligibility – entry is available to affiliated clubs/associations of an FFA member (state federation) or another FIFA National Football Federation. School groups are also permitted to enter (conditions apply). Australian teams must be sanctioned by their association and Member Federation, and all international teams must be sanctioned by their National Football Federation.

Player eligibility – all players registered to a team in the competition must be nationally registered players for 2018.


U9 Born on or after 1/1/09
U10 Born on or after 1/1/08
U11 Born on or after 1/1/07
U12 Born on or after 1/1/06
U13 Born on or after 1/1/05
U14 Born on or after 1/1/04
U15 (boys only) Born on or after 1/1/03
U16 Born on or after 1/1/02
U18 Born on or after 1/1/00


  U9 U10-11 U12-18
REGISTRATION FEE ($AUD) $1100 inc. GST $1300 inc. GST $1500 inc. GST
DEPOSIT DUE DATE Time of Nomination Time of Nomination Time of Nomination
FULL BALANCE DUE DATE 18th May 18th May 18th May


Three divisions are offered in most age groups:

  • Cup Competition – Premier League teams, division one teams or district representative teams.
  • Plate Competition – Newly promoted division one teams and division two teams.
  • Shield Competition – Developing teams from lower placed divisions.

Due to the history of the number of entries in certain age groups, not all levels of competitions will be offered to every age group.

Teams are to nominate an appropriate level of competition within your age group.

Teams are required to provide records of their 2017 results and/or standings from their association competitions on registration.

The Kanga Cup Organising Committee (KCOC) reserves the right to place teams into divisions that may not be their nominated division.



Small Sided Games played in alignment with FIFA laws and FFA guidelines

Players   7v7
Field Size   Length 40m X Width 30m
Playing Time 2×20 minutes (5 mins halftime)



Small Sided Games played in alignment with FIFA laws and FFA guidelines 

Players 9v9
Field Size Length 60m X Width 40m
Playing Time 2×25 minutes (5 mins halftime)



Players   11v11
Field Size   Length 90-120m X Width 45-90m
Playing Time 2×30 minutes (5 mins halftime)



Players   11v11
Field Size   Length 90-120m x Width 45-90m
Playing Time 2×35 minutes (5 mins halftime)


Playing Squads

U9 12 players + 3 team officials
U10 – U11 14 players + 3 team officials
U12 – U18 16 players + 3 team officials

Sanctioning and Insurance

Australian teams – all Australian teams require a letter of sanction from their Member Federation. Letters of sanction must state that the participants are covered by the Member Federation’s insurance. We strongly encourage participants to also take out personal sports injury/private health insurance.

International teams – entry is only available to affiliated clubs of a member of an international football association affiliated with FIFA or schools. Teams must include a letter of sanction from their national football association. International teams must also have proof of travel insurance to cover personal accident or injury.

Accreditation & Proof of Age

All registered players and officials will receive tournament identification in the form of wristbands and accreditation passes (officials only). These passes will provide access to all matches, special events and special deals (e.g. discounts).

All players in the tournament will be required to carry photo ID. If your team does not have Club/Association-issued ID cards, please use the template below.

Extra Time & Finals

Extra time will only be played in finals/playoffs matches, if the scores between the two teams are tied at the end of normal time. Then a two minute break followed by two periods of 5 -10 mins (age dependent).

If there is still no result, a penalty shoot out will then ensue.


Over Age players –  A team wishing to play a player in an age group below his/her birth year must submit grounds for request in writing on club letterhead to the KCOC.

Relative Age Effect (RAE)  Under the RAE, players whose birthdates fall in the last three months of the year will, under strict exemption guidelines, be eligible to play for a team in the age group below their birth year and be given status as an RAE player.

Under Age – Clubs wishing to have players play more than two years above their birth year must make a formal request on club letterhead containing relevant documentation as per Kanga Cup Competition Rules.

Player loans – A team may borrow up to three players from another club/s within their association to make up team numbers. Teams wishing to borrow players from another club will be required to seek approval from the KCOC in writing on signed club letterhead, with written permission from the player’s usual club releasing them for the duration of the tournament.


All matches are assigned an Australian or internationally registered referee however teams must be prepared to provide an assistant referee if required.


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There are many prizes up for grabs at the Kanga Cup. For teams reaching the final, each player will receive a medal, and each winning team will receive an Kanga Cup trophy. There are also trophies for Fair Play and individual awards.

Entry & Payment

The date of registration is taken from the day we receive the online team nomination and non-refundable deposit of $250 (AUD). The remaining registration fee must be paid by the stated deadlines in order to compete in the tournament.

Withdrawals & Refunds

If a team withdraws from the competition, refunds may be given under the following conditions:

  • Team withdrawing from the competition on or before May 14 will receive a refund of entry fees paid excluding deposit.
  • Teams who withdraw from the competition on or after May 15 will forfeit 100% of entry fees paid, including deposit.