Playing football is a fun and healthy activity and is a great way for young people to learn the benefits of team work, communication, respect, and to forge lifelong friendships, and memories that can last forever.
The Kanga Cup, the biggest and best youth football tournament in the Southern Hemisphere, offers all the above and more over a week of top-class activities both on and off the field. And Canberra offers much for the visitor as well, meaning securing an entry in the competition has become one of the hottest tickets in town.
But don’t just take our word for it. “This is a great tournament which is very well run,” Robert Del Checcolo, Football Manager of Adelaide City Juniors commented. “There are good quality teams competing which is beneficial for the players’ development as well as making it a great spectacle for the parents who also travel with their teams.”
Former Canberra United and Matildas international Ashleigh Sykes, who played in the competition for her hometown team the Dubbo Devils, remembered the off-pitch events as much as the actual football itself.
“It was exciting to be a part of a team environment like the Kanga Cup,” she said. “The other memories I have are of all the off field adventures my family and friends did while we were in Canberra. Museums, bush walks, and movie nights were some highlights.
“A couple of years ago I got a chance to manage the All-Abilities competition of Kanga Cup which was lots of fun. The players competed in fantastic fashion and were a great example of what team spirit and sportsmanship involves.”
Canberra as a tourist destination has a lot to offer our guests, whether you are traveling from interstate, or perhaps, even further afield, with World class attractions and places of interest sure to be popular with youngsters and those who are also just young of heart. That’s right, there’s lots for Mum and Dad to do as well!
Canberra has emerged as a modern Capital and is the place to discover Australia’s stories through national attractions. Experience the perfect blend of arts and culture, outdoor activities and family friendly attractions that entertain and educate children like at Questacon, the Australian War Memorial, the National Zoo and Aquarium, and the National Museum of Australia amongst others.
Our team is ready to welcome you to the Nation’s Capital. Your clubs can register to attend the 2023 Kanga Cup here: https://kangacup.com/kc2020/register-now-2/. We look forward to seeing you in 2023.
Kanga Cup. Fun. Friendship. Football.