Football Queensland is delighted to confirm the details of next week’s Yeh the Girls Cup tournament, a state-wide girls football event to be held at Meakin Park on Tuesday, 21 September and Wednesday, 22 September.
The two days of matches will feature Talent Support Program (TSP) players aged 12 to 16 from Far North Queensland, North Queensland, Central Queensland, Wide Bay, and Mackay to participate alongside NPL Women’s Select, QAS and NPL Women’s club sides.
“We are thrilled to host this year’s Yeh the Girls Cup tournament at Football Queensland headquarters here at Meakin Park, and we look forward to seeing Queensland’s best young female players in action across the two days,” FQ State Technical Director Gabor Ganczer said.
“This is one of many valuable experiences for girls participating in the Talent Support Program (TSP), allowing them to showcase their skills as regional teams meet SEQ sides.
“The Yeh the Girls Cup will also provide a valuable talent identification opportunity for Football Australia national team coaches to assess players both in person and through an online video platform.
“Compared to other Australian states, we are very lucky here in Queensland to be able to hold events like these where we can bring together players and coaches from around the state for two days of football.
“This year’s carnival is especially significant as it will be held in the week of the 100-year anniversary of the first public match of women’s football in Australia, so this will be a special occasion for all the girls involved.
“On behalf of Football Queensland, I wish all players a great tournament and I look forward to observing the next generation of NPL, W-League and Matildas stars here at Meakin Park.”
A number of COVID Safe measures will be in place at the event, including QR Code check-in measures and a requirement to maintain social distancing while on site.
Words: Charlotte Monteath