The belief of the tournament founders was that the Gold Coast with its internationally acclaimed pristine beaches and tourist attractions and its perfect September weather provided the ideal location to conduct a high quality International Youth Football Tournament. The extraordinary commitment of Mudgeeraba Soccer Club members over time has seen the Gold Coast Champions Cup grow to be the largest International Tournament of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
About The Tournament
Since 1996, from humble beginnings (with 43 teams), to today with annual attendance of more than 150 teams – The Gold Coast Champions Cup has evolved into one of the premier events of its kind – in the world! The Gold Coast Champions Cup is an international youth football tournament and cultural exchange held at Sid Bigg Park, Mudgeeraba, in Australia’s Premier international tourist destination the Gold Coast, Queensland – in September school holidays each year. Legendary coach of the Australian National team (The Socceroos), Mr. Rali Rasic (OAM) believes the Gold Coast Champions Cup is by far the best international youth football tournament held in Australia. On a feature report on SBS television, the legend gave high praise to the tournament saying that in his experience the Gold Coast Champions Cup was staged in the best facility and was the best organized and best conducted International Youth Tournament.
Gold Coast Champions Cup Spirit Award
Heinrich Haussler receiving the inaugural Gold Coast Champions Cup Spirit award for his outstanding commitment to the development of youth football and his participation in the Gold Coast Champions Cup over many years.