Football Queensland will bring Beach Soccer to the Gold Coast this summer, staging a first-of-its-kind carnival at Coolangatta Beach on Saturday, 22 January and Sunday, 23 January 2022.
The announcement of the inaugural Beach Soccer carnival follows the event’s postponement earlier this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.
“The beautiful beaches of the Gold Coast are the perfect backdrop for the launch of this fresh new product as we invite our football community to get a taste of Beach Soccer across two days in January,” FQ President Ben Richardson said.
“Run in partnership with Major Events Gold Coast, Football Queensland’s first ever Beach Soccer carnival will feature pop-up stalls, food vendors and music, creating a vibrant carnival atmosphere.
“The launch of this new format of the game reflects FQ’s commitment to delivering high-quality, accessible participation experiences for all Queenslanders, with Beach Soccer presenting a fantastic opportunity to drive year-round accessibility aligned with our Queensland lifestyle.
“We are hopeful that the upcoming carnival will be just the beginning of Beach Soccer’s presence here in Queensland as we continue to create even more opportunities for participants around the state to enjoy our beautiful game.”
FQ is inviting Queenslanders to gather club team-mates, friends or family members in groups of 10-12 for the very first Beach Soccer carnival to be held in January.