A quick report from Football QLD on the tournament
In a monumental battle between the Regions , and at the very end of two colossal days , it was a mere 4 points that separated Sunshine Coast from Brisbane to enable them to be crowned the ” Craig Foster Champions” for yet another year.
The “Craig Foster Challenge Cup” has yet again doubled in size for the third successive year ,taking now two full days to complete. Regional teams battle it out through the rounds in an intensely competitive and explosive competition.
This year introduced teams from as far away as Bundaberg who travelled nearly 6 hrs specifically for the event as well as new teams from Northern & Southern Brisbane.
Armando Cacace , Operations Manager for the Craig Foster Cup says ” We are enormously proud and honoured to be able to host this event and to see such incredible growth year after year. The amazing talent that’s out there with these young futsal players is brought together and show cased in this single event and the feedback from State & Regional Coaches / Parents and players is fantastic !!”
The following teams were crowned ” Champions ” in their respective age groups
- 9s- Sunshine Coast v Gold Coast (7-5)
- 10s- Gold Coast v Sunshine Coast (3-1)
- 11s- Sunshine Coast v Brisbane (10-3)
- 12s- Brisbane v Sunshine Coast (4-2)
- 13s- Sunshine Coast v Bundaberg (3-2)
- 14s- Brisbane v Sunshine Coast (5-2)
- 15s- Brisbane v Sunshine Coast (5-3)
- Girls- Gold Coast v Sunshine Coast (1-0 Extra Time)
- Yth- Brisbane v North Brisbane (6-1)
- Men- Sunshine Coast v Gold Coast (3-3) ((4-2) Penalty Shootout )
- Women- Sunshine Coast v NSW (3-2)
Congratulations also goes to Kiri Dale (NSW) for being awarded MVP and to Lachlan Weir (Brisbane) who was awarded the Golden Boot Award