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Champions Football Cup

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Week 1, Term Four, 2019

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The Gold Coast Champions Cup is an initiative of the Mudgeeraba Soccer Club. The tournament commenced in 1996 with the goal of offering the youth of Mudgeeraba an opportunity to advance their football skills while simultaneously developing cultural understanding, respect and friendship through sport.

Over the time the Gold Coast Champions Cup has grown to be the largest international tournament of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

"This is the first year that Somerset College has entered the Cup, registering one Under 12 team. This was a combined team from Year 6 and Year 7 students. By entering the Cup, we hope to keep developing our Spartans Football programme. We made big steps this year, having our own Football Club for the juniors but we also want to give our seniors the opportunity to play more Football games," said Maarten de Kruijf.

On day one we versed NPL club Brisbane City. Brisbane City is recognised as one of the best clubs in Queensland. For our Spartans it was a great opportunity to measure themselves versus the best players in our state. As expected, the opponent was too strong. The boys worked hard and left the field with their heads up.

On day two we played against GE Soccer Academy from Townsville, Queensland. We had great start with an early goal from Jayden Mclean. Unfortunately, we couldn’t defend this score for the whole game and GE Soccer Academy took the win.

On day three we got defeated by Meadow Park from Victoria. Meadow Park was to strong and we were not able to compete. With three games in three days the boys were also getting tired.

The players who represented Somerset Under 12 team were:
Heath Walker, Aidan Mackie, James Kirk, Jayden Mclean, Riley Jennings, Charlie Razack, Leo Razack, Gregg Velloza, Joshua Pieri, Michael Klaassen. Well done everybody!

Thank you everybody for the great experience and support during the holidays.

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