Football Queensland (FQ)’s Talent Support Program (TSP) Boys and Girls State Carnival will be held this weekend as young players from across the state meet on the Gold Coast.
The two-day event on Saturday, 21 November and Sunday, 22 November will be held across two venues, Keith Hunt Park and the Gold Coast Performance Centre, and will welcome boys and girls teams from North and Far North Queensland, Central Queensland, Mackay and South East Queensland alongside Brisbane Roar Boys and the QAS Girls Academy.
“Football Queensland is excited to welcome players, coaches and teams from across Queensland for this weekend’s TSP Boys and Girls State Carnival on the Gold Coast,” State Technical Director Gabor Ganczer said.
“The event is set to be a fantastic celebration of junior talent as some of the best young footballers from around the state come up against their peers in a series of matches across two days.
“The Talent Support Program is designed to provide talented young players access to a quality training environment which complements their club training, and events like the TSP Boys and Girls State Carnival are crucial in the development of these players as they progress on the talented player pathway.
“Under 13, Under 14 and Under 15/16 Boys teams travelling from Far North Queensland, North Queensland, Central Queensland and Mackay for this weekend’s tournament will have the opportunity to test their skills against their South East Queensland based peers, with metro and Brisbane Roar Academy sides also participating across the two days.
“Some of the state’s best young female talent will also be in attendance as Under 13/14 and Under 15/16 Girls teams from Far North Queensland, North Queensland and Central Queensland play against the QAS Girls.
“These events offer significant benefits for junior player development, and are particularly valuable for the regional footballers in attendance who are able to test their skills against their peers from around Queensland while being exposed to talent identification opportunities.
“Football Queensland is proud to have provided a number of opportunities for both regional and metro TSP participants to showcase their talent through games and events in 2020, despite the significant challenges faced this year.”
A range of COVID Safe measures will be in place across the TSP Boys and Girls State Carnival, including QR code attendance tracking measures, hand sanitiser facilities, social distancing requirements and regular sanitisation of equipment including match balls.
View the full draws for each age group below.