Junior World Futsal Championships

Junior World Futsal Championships

As part of our mission to unite Gold Coast Business in supporting grass root sporting clubs, Sports Gold Coast is getting behind a group of young Gold Coast players won the Craig Foster Futsal Cup and qualified for the Junior World Futsal Championships in Florida. We have established a fundraising drive to help with the cost of  hiring of indoor Futsal facilities for them to train for the tournament, professional coaching fees, the entrance fees for the tournament, the purchasing of kit for the tournament and for some of the travel costs.

Sports Gold Coast are aiming to create a structure and financial support (including fundraising and sponsorship) that can be leveraged by all future teams from the Gold Coast region that win the right to and/or have the ability to compete at this tournament. Last year two Gold Coast teams qualified but were not able to afford or manage their way in to attending. With the establishment of Sports Gold Coast, and in partnership with the Australian Sports Foundation, we aim to support this fantastic grass-roots organisation, and many others like it in the future.

This first group of kids that we are raising money to support have attended once before and achieved the highest result in history of any junior Australian team, bringing home the silver medal.

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  1. Akiko Ohashi
    Akiko Ohashi says:

    I would like to thank Sports Gold Coast enormously for supporting these young footballers taking on the World’s best in Florida.

    The boys grew enormously as people through the experience and finished 4th in the tournament after being very impressive in topping their pool and then unfortunately battling some illness in going down in their semi final. They were the “talk of the town” for their impressive pool form with opposing team supporters asking if the kids were Brasilian because of the skill, movement and flair they displayed.

    The teams that finished in front of them were from Brasil and Venezuela. This group has now finished 2nd and 4th – which are the two highest performances from any Junior Australian team. They were inspired by this experience and indeed we are parents and supported were inspired by how they performed and how they grew as people.

    They are in training now to prepare for their next attempt in 2 years time.

    It is incredible to think that Sports Gold Coast contributed $35,000 for these young kids to attend and we are extremely grateful to Sports Gold Coast for this assistance.

    On behalf of the team – thank you!


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