The McDonald’s Kanga Cup is the largest International Youth Football Tournament in the Southern Hemisphere. Held annually each July in Canberra, Australia, the week-long event proudly champions the mission of Uniting the Youth of the World through Football.
The McDonald’s Kanga Cup is run by Capital Football, the governing body for football in Canberra. The tournament is sanctioned by the Football Federation Australia and the Asian Football Confederation.
The McDonald’s Kanga Cup had humble beginnings, starting in 1991 in Sydney before moving to its new home of Canberra in 1993. The inaugural Kanga Cup had just 35 teams participate; the 2018 edition had over 350 teams take part, seeing 5000 participants from Australia and overseas meet in Canberra for a week of football, culture, fun and friendship like no other.
Previous participating teams of the McDonald’s Kanga Cup have hailed from Australia, United States of America, England, Denmark, Italy, Russia, Georgia, South Africa, South Korea, Chinese Taipei, Malaysia, Philippines, India, Indonesia, East Timor, Fiji, New Zealand and others.
As Australia’s premier football festival the McDonald’s Kanga Cup holds a special place within the football family and is an annual calendar highlight for youth footballers of Australia and the world.
The McDonald’s Kanga Cup is an unrivaled week of football and fun with a busy days of football partnered by a great social program including a massive Opening Ceremony, and a variety of optional events for teams to participate in throughout the week!
We are pleased to invite your team to take part in the 2019 McDonald’s Kanga Cup in Canberra, Australia.
Test yourself against teams from around Australia or overseas at the largest International Youth Football Tournament in the Southern Hemisphere – The McDonald’s Kanga Cup!
The inaugural Kanga Cup tour for the FFSW was in 2019. The FFSW took a boys U13 team and a Girls U14 team.
They competed successfully throughout the week even though they were up against much stronger and experienced teams our players held their own in some well contested matches.
It was a fabulous week for all with the U13 boys finishing runners up in their group and the U14 girls finishing Semi Finalists (losing to the eventual winners an NPL and feeder team to A League Central Coast Mariners).
Our own Kaiden McGuiver was named the U13 Most Valuable Player out of 600 players. Kaiden, has since moved on to join the South West Phoenix and will play in the Perth metro NPL competition in 2020.
Two of our Kanga Cup girls, Violet Longmore and Lucy Hope, have been selected in the state NTC squad, to compete in the Perth metro NPL competition in 2020. They will play alongside Tamsyn Hannan who gained selection into the NPL South West Phoenix.
In 2020, the FFSW were scheduled to take two more teams over to Canberra. Unfortunately, with the COVID-19 restrictions the Kanga Cup was cancelled and we look forward to participating in 2021.
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