In April 2018 and 2019, 400 elite players from all over Australia came together for the FNQ Youth Cup which combined one day of optional advanced training followed by a 3-day tournament featuring some of the best teams and academies from all over the country. COVID-19 saw our much anticipated third instalment cancelled but in 2021 we’re taking it to a whole new level with more teams, more regions and a new world class location, The Grounds in Woree.
Watch highlights of the 2018 and 2019 events below
April 12: One-day Advanced Camp (optional)
Cost: $60 per player – includes a limited edition 2021 FNQ Youth Cup training shirt
The optional training camp places all participating players in age-appropriate stations for high-level training with our hand picked expert coaching panel. Each exercise goes for approximately 15 minutes before they move to the next station and coach. The unique feature of this camp is that all players are mixed, each wearing the same training shirt, giving them the opportunity to train with likeminded individuals from other regions as well as get up-close-and-personal with some of the best coaches in the country.
The 2021 star coaching panel: The 2021 edition will yet again boast another fantastic group of high-profile coaches, yet to be announced. Stay tuned!
April 13,14 and 16: Far North QLD Youth Cup
Cost: $900 per team excl. GST (maximum 10 players per team)
A high-level, fast and furious 7v7 format, this style of football showcases the very best in technical talent given it’s small sided format. With each team receiving a minimum of 9 x 30 minute games, every player participating will leave with very important football minutes and a truckload of priceless development in their locker.
2021 Age Divisions: U9, U10, U11, U12, U13/14
** All 7v7 except U13/14 which will be 6v6 **
400 players and 28 teams from all over the east coast of Australia came to compete in 2018 and 2019, including Sydney academies Futboltec and Mongo Football, Brisbane academy Football Centre of Development, Mackay NPL club Magpies Crusaders United, Townsville academy Go Full 90, Atherton academy AVS Football Academy, Perth academy Pro Football Training, Adelaide academy Academia de Futobol by Cassio, Football Northern Territory, Central Coast academy Rose Football Academy as well as our own Cairns based academy, Caravella Football Academy, all whom boast some of their respective regions brightest players and coaches.
After the success of the 2018 and 2019 editions, interest for 2021 has sky rocketed and we’re very excited by the quality of teams registering.
* Note: Due to the fact that there are only 8-10 teams in each division, we will not be considering entries for FNQ based teams to ensure we have plenty of coverage from other cities and countries. Exclusivity to FNQ will be given to Caravella Football Academy*
WHY THE FAR NORTH QLD YOUTH CUP?
Some of the best coaching and talent is now in the academy football landscape and in most parts of Australia, happily co-exist with elite clubs for the betterment of the juniors. The success of the FNQ Youth Cup is proof that it should only ever be about the football.
As spots are limited to 8-10 teams in each division, the FNQ Youth Cup is invitational only and successful applicants will receive an official invitation after they have registered. Only established academies and high-level club teams will be considered – no individual players.
Accomodation packages available
We are excited to be able to offer our 2021 travelling teams an accomodation/meal/bus package. Please advise if this is something that would assist you.