Kanga Cup is the largest International Youth Football Tournament in the Southern Hemisphere.
Held annually each July in Canberra. The week long tournament puts teams from all over the world including England, South Africa, South Korea, Chinese Taipei, Malaysia, Philippines, India, Indonesia, East Timor, Fiji, New Zealand and many others!
Broadmeadow Magic Youth Football Club has been attending Kanga Cup down in Canberra the last four years and in 2017 we will be taking our biggest contingent yet.
Our first year of attending Kanga Cup was 2013. The club sent one side down to Canberra, our Under 13 A side. They had an unbelievable tournament returning home CHAMPIONS OF KANGA CUP 2013 winning the final on penalties!
The club tripled it's attedance for Kanga Cup in the second year of making the trip south. Our Under 12 A, Under 12 C and Under 14 A squads attended the tournament. While we weren't as successful as the previous season we were pleased with the progress our sides made as the tournament went on.
The Under 12 C side unfortunately didn't get a win up during the week against some real strong competition including a side from New Zealand but performances improved every game and the experience helped them back home in the interdistrict competition. Check out their results here!
Our Under 12 A side performed the best of Broadmeadow Magic's sides in Canberra. They performed outstanding during the whole week especially after being drawn with Korean powerhouse Singog PS who won the Under 12 Cup competition playing seven games scoring fifty-two goals and only conceding two.
The 12 A's finished second in their pool behind Singog only losing the once to the powerhouses before heading into their semi final.
In the semi final they came up against a really strong Adelaide City side who are an established NPL club and went down one nil in extra time. The boys came back from the tournament going strength to strength. Check out their results here!
Finally, the Under 14 A's went well during their time at the tournament. They finished 4th in their group of six after a slow first couple games the team really grew into the competition and with some more luck could have made the semi finals. The eventually had a play off for sixth and seventh losing to Mount Pritchard 4-1. Check out the results here!
This year we had our Under 12 A and Under 15 A sides attended Kanga Cup for the 25th anniversary of the tournament.
The Under 12 A side performed exceptionally in some tough games against real strong competition including Mongo FC who ended up making the final against Singok but performances wavered in games they should have dominated but that is part of the experience playing so many games over a shorter time period! Check out their results here
Our Under 15 A's were the best performers for them club during their time down in Canberra! They played brilliantly over the course of the week finishing 3rd in the tournament. This was highlighted by a convincing 7-1 win against International Football School on day one and then a 1-1 draw in their final match of the tournament against a Harrington United team that hadn't had a draw or loss in three years! Look back on their results here!
This edition of Kanga Cup we had three teams attending. These were our Under 12 A Red, Under 12 A Black and Under 12 C sides. It was a fairly successful week in the nations capital and a tough week with horrendous weather conditions making life for the Kanga Cup Organisers extremely difficult.
The Under 12 C side this year were entered into the 12Shield competition. This would be a good marker for our 11 year old players to see where they need to be at next season and also give them some confidence to coming back to Newcastle. Two games were scheduled for Monday & Tuesday and Magic started off with a bang! Monday results were a 13-2 win & 8-2 win, a brilliant start to the tournament.
Tuesday would turn out to be a difficult day but a definite learning experience for our development squad. A couple of tight losses to some quality sides.. 3-1 & 2-1 losses respectively with the last match in particular played in shocking conditions due to the rain.
Due to the inclement weather our Under 12 C's wouldn't take to the pitch after Tuesday which was a bit of a shame but lots of football lessons learnt this week. We are sure they will be back next year bigger and better ready to win some silverware!!
A massive shout out to Thomas Northcote who ended up with 13 goals from 4 matches - brilliant effort!! Check out their results here!
Our Under 12 A Black's entered into the 12Plate competition this season, looking for a challenge compared to the Newcastle competition which both Magic's side were running away with.
One game was scheduled for Monday and two for Tuesday.. There was a 2-0 win on Monday and the boys were playing quality football. On Tuesday this was definitely the worst day of the week for the boys and against the opposition they needed to get points off losing 6-3 and 4-1, this would come back and hurt them in the end. This was definitely character building.
Wednesday & Thursday were one game each and after a character building day on Tuesday, the boys came fired up both days winning 5-0 and 4-1 respectively. Not a bad week overall and a valuable lesson learnt in terms of tournament football. Take a look back on the week of results here!
Lastly, our Under 12 A Red team were in the same boat is the 12 A Black - Looking for more of a challenge compared to the Newcastle competition from which they were undefeated in.
One game was scheduled for Monday and two for Tuesday. A solid 8-0 win on Monday definitely gave the boys some confidence and boosted their chances of having a great week. On Tuesday this was another good day for Magic. The Red's were playing some fantastic football in tough conditions winning 3-0 in both matches, setting up their run into the finals nicely.
Wednesday was one match and in horrendous conditions, couldn't hang on and having a 1-1 draw, this was not the end of the tournament for the Red's who had to win the next match on Thursday to qualify for the semi finals.
Thursday was the day. Do or die for the Red's against a quality team from Harbord Seasiders United. Their striker scored two bombs from outside the box which in the end would kill off our chances of moving into the semi finals with a 3-1 loss.
A great week for the Red team & without the amount of rain we received which in turn forced Kanga Cup to change the semi final ruling, they would have been playing semi final football. The weeks results are here!
Kanga Cup 2017 saw the club take their biggest contingent of teams in the five years Magic has been attending the tournament.
Our Under 12 A, Under 13 A, Under 16 A & our seniors Under 13 NPL teams made the trip down to Canberra in from Sunday July 2 - Friday July 7
The pools that our teams were placed in are below:
Our Under 12 A squad were placed in the 12Plate competition after an inconsistent start to the 2017 season.
Our 12's were faced with two games on opening day against Connells Point Rovers & local side Belsouth with our 12's warming up in -4 degree temperatures in the first match!
These tournaments are all about getting off to a good start and just that they did, a dominant performance from the 12's resulted in a 7-1 win against Connells Point which was followed by an 8-0 win against Belsouth.
Only one game on day two against tough opponents Northbridge FC who had some good results themselves on the first day of competition.
A tough game indeed with Northbridge going out to an early 2-0 lead against Magic but our boys showed great spirit to sneak two late goals in with one being the last kick of the game! 2-2 it would end up!
A big week was starting to take it's toll and the squad with another two games on day three against Northern Tasmania & Glenmore Park where two good results would qualify Magic for a quarter final position
Two great results would ensue for the 12's with a tightly contested 2-1 win against Northern Tasmania & a convincing 7-1 win against Glenmore which would confirm a quarter final place on day four of competition!
Day four was knock-out football time with a quarter final taking place against Balmain with the winner heading into a semi-final later that afternoon.
Unfortunately our 12's came up against a very strong Balmain side who despite going behind to Magic 1-0 in the first half, fought back to defeat Magic 3-1 at the full-time whistle
An absolutely brilliant tournament for our Under 12 A squad who came down to Canberra with the aim to play lots of quality football & bond together as a team!
Their week was topped off even further with Riley Kent Duong receiving the Most Valuable Player for the whole Under 12 division - Well done Riley!!
The Under 13 A were also entered into the 13Plate division for their Kanga Cup experience after the majority of the team were in the Under 12 A last year that participated in Kanga Cup 2016!
Day one would mean only one game for the 13's who were given a tough assignment against Camden Tigers - They would prove to be tough competition indeed with a 7-1 defeat coming the Magic way.
Day two would produce only one fixture again with a match against Victorian side Caulfield and the Victorians were definitely there to win the tournament & they were impressive in a convincing 6-0 win over the Magic
Day three threw up two fixtures for our 13's with a chance to get on the points table with two winnable games against Northbridge & local team Tuggeranong United.
The match against Northbridge would be an unlucky match for the Magic with plenty of chances being missed but the fight shown to stay in the match was brilliant to see - An unlucky 4-3 loss against Northbridge
Second match of the day against Tuggeranong would get Magic on the board with a tightly contested 1-1 draw!
Day four would be a cross-over match against Harwood United from one of the other pools.
Magic started very strongly and were unlucky not to convert a couple of early chances.
The Under 13 A squad would take the lead just after half time with a brilliant strike off a corner hitting the side netting, 1-0 Magic with twenty minutes to go!
Unfortunately Harwood would come back at Magic strongly finishing with two late goals to end Magic's tournament with only one point to take out of it.
Everyone was proud with the attitudes of the players after a big week of football against some quality opposition!
Our seniors 13NPL team would be entered into the 13Cup competition which would ensure a tough week to be had!
Day one threw up one fixture against local NPL side Canberra Olympic which would give the Magic NPL side a taste of what was to come
A strong first half performance which included a fifteen minute hat-trick to Dominik Brymora would mean a 5-0 victory to Magic in the first game - A great start to the week!
Day two meant two fixtures against local NPL side Tuggaranong & Canberra United Academy which would equal a tough day with both of those sides competing very strong in the Canberra NPL.
The fixture against Canberra Academy was first up and Magic would take an early 1-0 lead with a brilliant individual bit of play from Ethan Gaminde to lob the advancing keeper.
Canberra Academy would soon get the goal back with a brilliant free kick from fifteen metres out sitting straight into the top right corner of the goal.
Chances would fall to both teams before the full-time whistle with Magic unfortunately hitting the bar twice in the last ten minutes - The match would finish 1-1!
The match against Tuggeranong would become quite a frustrating match with dubious calls both ways resulting in multiple yellow cards for both clubs!
Tuggeranong would get a break away early and bury their chance to make it 1-0 their way early on.
Magic would struggle to create chances for the rest of the game but would go close in the final five minutes with a vicious volley being parried by the keeper and the striker following in just tapping wide - It would end 1-0 Tuggeranong!
Day three gave Magic a very tough fixture against Victorian NPL side, Moreland Zebra's who were sitting third in that competition & were currently undefeated at Kanga Cup 2017.
Magic would start the stronger of the two teams with an early goal being ruled out due to offside but Magic would take the lead through Daniel Byrne after a well weighted through ball would see the Magic player finish with some brilliant composure - 1-0 up against the eventual winners of Kanga Cup!
Magic goal-keeper Kilian McCarthy would produce some fantastic saves to keep Magic in the game and early in the second half Magic were to receive a red card which turned the momentum into Moreland's hands & shortly they were to equalise with a brilliant header off a corner.
Moments later a courageous save from Kilian, diving in at the strikers feet would mean he had to come off injured and goal scorer Daniel would take the gloves for the final five minutes.
Unfortunately Moreland would score the winning goal with two minutes to play in the second half - A very inspirational effort from the squad to go so close to beating the eventual champions!
Day four gave Magic two games to finish the tournament with against Trinity College & Canberra United Academy
Match one allowed Magic to show their true playing style with some adventurous & attacking football would result in a first half hat-trick to Daniel Byrne with three very good finishes.
Josh Gorman would finish off the match in the second half with two goals, one in particular was a brilliant volley into the top corner from the top of the eighteen yard box - A 5-0 win to Magic & a timely confidence boost.
The last game of the tournament for Magic would be another match against Canberra United Academy & both teams were looking to gain the upper hand after a draw earlier in the week.
The boys were tired & the performance was sluggish at times but early in the second half, Josh would hit another great strike from distance which lobbed the keeper to make the final score 1-0 Magic!
A brilliant week for the 13NPL squad who would take lots of confidence and team spirit back to the NPL competition & hopefully a finals berth
Finally, the Under 16 A squad were also entered into the 16Plate competition and were heading down south with a positive attitude despite a few injuries and players from the 15 A squad filling in.
Two games on day one against International Football School & Canberra Olympic would be a good indication on the football they would face throughout the week.
Magic would give a good account of themselves with a tight encounter against a quality IFS side - The game would end in a 3-1 loss to Magic!
Canberra Olympic were a very strong side playing in the local NPL & Magic would stick with them for the majority of the match.
Unfortunately Magic would tire late in the second half which meant Canberra Olympic ran out with a 4-1 win against Magic.
Day two threw one game at our 16's against Wagga Wagga and this would definitely a match that Magic could get points on the board in!
This would prove to be true with a tightly contested match in which Magic would rue missed chances earlier in the match - The match finished in a 2-2 draw!
Day three would be a day to forget from the Magic boys with the big week now starting to take a toll on the team with injuries, sickness, red cards all not helping.
A convincing 7-0 loss to Kemps Creek would be the result!
The last day of competition for the 16's would finally see everyone back on board and a performance that the team has been waiting for all week!
Magic would take on Canberra FC and hammer home their advantages with a 9-1 victory
A good week for the 16's with lots of lessons learned on how to compete in tournament style football!
Information on Kanga Cup 2018 will be released as soon as the club receives it.
We would love to better our five teams that were present in 2017!
If you are interested, please contact us on this link for further information!
National Primary Games | Tamworth
National Primary Games (NPG) in Tamworth is held over the first weekend of the school holidays n April. This is a competition for 11 and 12 year old children with a focus around participation & enjoyment with over twenty sports to participate in, including football.
Broadmeadow Magic Youth Football Club were invited to attend National Primary Games (NPG) in Tamworth over the weekend of April 9 & 10. This year was Magic's first season playing in this tournament with both our Under 12 A teams entering along with our Under 12 C squad who were all confident of success over the weekend.
On the Saturday which was the first day of competition, our three teams were challenged with five games in 30 degree temperatures, it definitely was a challenge that our teams loved. Magic fared fantastically well out of fifteen games, only three games were lost in tight contests. At the conclusion of the day our teams had the following results:
Magic 12A Red - P 5, W 5, L 0, D 0, GF 16, GA 0 = 15 points
Magic 12A Black - P 5, W 4, L 1, D 0, GF 7, GA 3 = 12 points
Magic 12C - P 5, W 2, L 2, D 1, GF 7, GA 2 = 7 points
On Sunday, it was finals time. Our Under 12aA Black & Under 12 C played off against each other in a tight contest with the Under 12 A's coming out 1-0 winners on the day.
The Under 12 C's then played their final match in a game that would decide the placing for 7th/8th. They were down at half time 1-0 but fought back superbly to win 2-1 and finish 7th! A fantastic effort from these guys who are Under 11 playing against twelve year olds. A great season back in Newcastle beckons for you guys!
Magic's Under 12 A Black took on Charlestown who they would face in the local competition back home for 5th placing. Magic had beaten them on Saturday so Charlestown were looking for a bit of revenge and momentum to take back to Newcastle. A very tight affair with Magic getting an early goal to go 1-0 up. There was about five minutes remaining when a dubious penalty shout was given to Charlestown and they calmly slotted it away.
No extra time in this tournament so straight to penalties we went. Unfortunately they went down in the shoot-out but Magic did a fantastic job to finish 6th with seven players missing from their usual squad.
Magic's chances of winning NPG had come down to the Under 12 A Red team who were yet to concede a goal in six matches in this tournament. They were faced up against North Armidale FC who were majority Northern Inland Football SAP players. Magic dominated this match from start to finish.. Winning 2-0 and Magic were coming home as NPG CHAMPIONS!!
An absolutely fantastic effort from the Under 12A Red's who scored an amazing 21 goals and conceded 0!!
Broadmeadow Magic once again showing why we are a force to be reckoned with in Northern NSW!!
This year we had both of our Under 12 teams head up to Tamworth to hopefully bring back the title once again!
What a glorious day out in the north west with our two Under 12's teams tacking the National Primary Games Day One.
Our Under 12 A were in the Division 1 competition whilst our Under 12 B were in the Divison 2 competition with both teams having resounding success!
All results are below and both teams are in with a chance of winning their division at NPG and Magic retaining our title of NPG Champions with a couple more good results
Magic 12A Results
7-1 win vs Saint Edwards
7-1 win vs Kootingal Team 1
3-0 win vs North Companions
2-0 win vs St Pius Sydney
2-0 win vs Charlestown
Magic 12B Results
7-0 win vs Scone
11-0 win vs Saint Nicks
2-0 win vs Charlestown B's
8-0 win vs Kootingal Team 2
5-0 win vs Tudor House
Day Two of National Primary Games kicked into action this morning with both of our Under 12's were playing first up in their own respective semi finals
Both teams were successful in their semi's and we were excited about the possibility of taking both the division one and division two titles back to Newcastle with us!
Unfortunately it wasn't meant to be Magic's day today with our Under 12 B going down to a quality Inverell All Stars 2-1 in the final & our Under 12 A going down to Charlestown in a penalty shoot-out after a 1-1 draw at full time
Results of the day are below:
Under 12B Results
Semi Final - 4-0 win vs Souths United
Grand Final - 2-1 loss vs Inverell All Stars
Under 12A Results
Semi Final - 5-0 win vs Gunnedah
Final - 1-1 (4-1 loss on penalties) vs Charlestown
An unlucky end to our weekend in Tamworth but we are so proud of our Under 12's for playing their hardest, playing fair and most of all enjoying their football together as a team.
Under 12 Champions League Tournament
We are very excited for the Champions League event to kick off this weekend at Myer Park!!
All preparations are complete with the canteen stocked, change rooms cleaned, playing kits packed, fields mowed, fields marked & the stage delivered
We cannot wait to welcome all our footballing friends from Newcastle, Sydney, Central Coast, Tamworth & Port Macquarie for a great day of football with 40 matches scheduled for the day!!
The teams competing in the tournament are below:
- Broadmeadow Magic
- Emerging Jets
- Macquarie Football
- Adamstown Rosebud
- Charlestown United
- Northern Inland Football
- Football Mid North Coast
- Central Coast Black Marlins
- Woongarrah United
- Mosman FC
- Rockdale City Suns
- Fraser Park FC