The 2019 Australian Indigenous Football Championships (AIFC) will kick off tomorrow at Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex.
The national tournament will welcome teams from across the state and the country to compete across two days on Friday, 8 November and Saturday, 9 November in the second edition of the event.
The AIFC will offer an opportunity for even more Indigenous players to showcase their talent in its second year as the tournament welcomes eight youth teams to participate in 2019.
12 men’s teams and nine women’s teams from around Australia will also compete in the two-day tournament.
Craig Foster will be in attendance on Saturday to commentate these matches and to celebrate the achievements of the Indigenous football community that he has championed over the years.
Murray Bird, Football Queensland (FQ) General Manager – Operations, Compliance & Game Development, said the event was a hugely important one for football not only in Queensland, but across the country.
“Football Queensland is extremely proud to be supporting the Australian Indigenous Football Championships in the event’s second year,” Bird said.
“The tournament is a fantastic event for football in our country, and we are excited to see it being hosted in Queensland once again.
“We look forward to seeing the Australian Indigenous Football Championships continue to grow in the coming years.”
In addition to the men’s, women’s and youth matches, the tournament will also feature a showcase game on Saturday between an Indigenous football community representative team and a Queensland Police side.
While showcasing the talents of Indigenous players from across the country, the AIFC event will offer an opportunity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous members of the community to come together to celebrate Indigenous culture and history.