The [KEEPUP.] Kanga Cup attracts teams from all around Australia, and often from overseas, but its also a great opportunity for local teams to increase their fixture list and play new teams. Canberra Olympic, one of the most storied clubs in Canberra, is one such outfit.
One of their representatives for the 2023 edition will be the U11 Canberra Olympic FC aKIDemy Girls squad, a team that is described as ‘highly competitive and love the challenge of training and game day.’
Excited to be part of the iconic youth football tournament, Olympic’s youngsters are counting down the days to the big kick-of, beginning with the Opening Ceremony on Sunday 2 July as their aKIDemy coach Rebecca Alston-Campbell revealed.
“After experiencing much success in our local competition and a wonderful performance making it to the finals in last year’s Kanga Cup, the team are again excited and eager to work together and test their skills and match play against other like-minded teams from the Australian footballing community,” Alston-Campbell said.
“The experience of last year’s Kanga Cup was pivotal to our team, propelling us into the second half of the season with a whole new level of growth. The competition provides the perfect environment for focused and intensive development coupled with an emphasis on fun and enjoyment which is critical to youth Football development.
“We are really looking forward to the boost the competition provides in all aspects of individual and team development and most importantly, the fun to be had!”
Fun is the key ingredient for Olympic and being a local team in a competition that attracts many guests from interstate they are looking forward to welcoming those who may be visiting the National Capital for the first time.
“As a proud Canberran team, we look forward to meeting and sharing with other interstate teams our favourite things to do and see in this beautiful city we call home, Alston-Campbell commented.
“What’s so special about the 2023 [KEEPUP.] Kanga Cup is that it offers an exciting opportunity to such a vast number of diverse teams, and for all these young players, it’s an opportunity that brings the excitement of the World Cup and their own footballing dreams a little closer to home.
“The [KEEPUP.] Kanga Cup fosters team spirit, individual and collective development and provides a challenge just outside of the “comfort zone” which is essential for qualitative long-term growth.
“This year’s Keep Up Kanga Cup is perfectly timed to underpin a bright and exciting future for inclusive youth football development in Australia.”