GOLD COAST GAMES
Gold Coast Football Carnival
The Gold Coast Football Carnival is a youth sporting event focusing on giving players competitive games and coaching clinics as part of their tour experience. The Soccer event offers the opportunity for boys and girls teams from overseas, interstate and Queensland to participate. Open to Schools and Club Players and Teams 10 – 18 years of age
This is not an elite event; all teams and players are welcome regardless of their playing ability.
Our Gold Coast Rugby and Netball Carnivals have gained an enviable reputation over the last 30 years and we would be delighted to your team join us on the Coast in 2022 for our Gold Coast Football Carnival as part of the Gold Coast Games
The ethos of camaraderie and sportsmanship that has been built up at our events since its inception is quite unique and one of the main reasons for our continuing success.
There is no overall champion at our Carnival – instead one deserving group each year is presented with the coveted Spirit Award, decided on a vote of all participants: schools, clubs, referees and organisers.
There is also a Barbarian Award appointed to one player from each team.
The objectives of the Carnival are for players and officials to:
revel in the spirit of sport
enjoy a guaranteed number of matches without the pressure associated with school competitions
respect the time honoured ideals of amateur level sport
relish an opportunity to improve playing/coaching standards whilst enjoying a holiday at one of the world’s premier holiday destinations
Join us for a great week of Football mixed with
Sun, Surf and Sand
Come and test your skills against national and international teams whilst visiting Australia’s premier theme parks and world class beaches.
SENIOR - U18
INTERMEDIATE - U16
JUNIOR - U14
GOLD COAST FOOTBALL CARNIVAL
Week 1 July 5 - 11
Week 2 July 12 - 18
Teams arrive on the Gold Coast
MATCH DAY 1
Matches 9am - 5pm
WORLD SPORT BEACH GAMES
Where netball & rugby players participate in a range of fun and challenging mixed team beach activities.
8.30am - 11.30am
MATCH DAY 2
Matches 9am - 5pm
SPIRIT & SPORTSMANSHIP DINNER
A wonderful night where the rugby and netball players converge to celebrate the highlights of the weeks Carnival action.
The night showcases team performances and will finish with a bit of dancing!
Free Day to explore the Gold Coast – visit our beaches, thrill yourself at a theme park or do a spot of shopping at our world class shopping centres.
MATCH DAY 3
Matches 9am - 5pm
Teams check out of their Gold Coast accommodation and return home.
Some teams may opt for a few extra days on the Gold Coast or elsewhere and choose to play an additional game or two in Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast or other nearby destinations.
Overseas teams often participate in the GCRC as part of an extended tour, particularly teams from the UK, South Africa and the like.
This years event will be held at the Runaway Bay Sports Precinct.
at the Gold Coast Performance Centre
The Gold Coast Performance Centre is a leader in the sport and recreation industry. As well as featuring the most modern training facilities for both elite and beginner athletes, it is also a dedicated training camp. The accommodation is affordable, and the facilities are designed to cater to everyone, from the demands of elite athletes, to the needs of those wanting a better and healthier lifestyle.
The Centre’s professional facilities are enhanced by the surrounding area, and a year-round subtropical climate that is conducive to sport. As well as its appeal to elite sports practitioners, the Centre incorporates community facilities, which include a health spa, gymnasium, Olympic aquatic centre and stadium.
Cnr Sports Drive and Morala Avenue
Runaway Bay, Qld Australia 4216