CIC 2021 11th-13 June 2021

Academy Christchurch International Cup
Many memories were made these three days.
Our teams played to win and had many successful games. Above all we all have learned and are now looking forward to the next CIC 2022.

48 U10-U12 Teams from Across New Zealand Compete in the Christchurch International Cup
The 6th Christchurch International Cup 2021 has just finished its third day of play.

This annual football tournament was established in 2015 with the ambition to unite teams from the Trans-Tasman to learn and upskill one another.

While the Australian teams could not attend this time, the Christchurch United Football Centre hosted 48 teams from all over New Zealand for the U10-U12 age games.

The last three days has seen 48 teams and over 500 players compete in 144 games in the under 10, under 11 and under 12 age groups. There’s been plenty of action to be seen, with over 700 goals being scored across the three age groups.

It’s certainly been a buzzing atmosphere here at Christchurch Football Centre with supporters filling the stands to cheer on their teams. Friends and family came to cheer on the young players, some of whom travelled from as far as Auckland.

Sunny weather made this tournament a spectacular event and it was a treat to see such a variety of teams compete.

Western Springs, who travelled all the way from Auckland, have been stand outs across the three age groups. They were impressed by how the tournament was run and how it “offers their young players an experience they can’t get back home” said Maurie Wasi.

Onslow Academy from Wellington were also very impressive across the age groups winning the U10 and U11 tournaments. Onslow Club president said that the tournament was very well run and the quality of the facilities as well as the professionalism of the referees and administration team “enabled great football to be played”.

Many noticed our young referees who recently completed the NZF Junior level 1 Coaching Award. And CIC was a huge test of their knowledge and expertise.

After the successful three days, many happy winners are heading home with trophies.
Christchurch International Cup organisers once again have been highly praised by players, parents, coaches, and visitors. Many more called the event “well-organised” with “fair referees” all while being held on “world-class facilities”.

Another six days of exciting football is in store as the U13 and U14 players prepare for their games.

Golden glove- from Western Springs is Luca Govorko
Golden boot- from Onslow Ambalas is William Fullelove
MVP from Waimak United is Josh Fahey
Team awards
Plate winners (9th place) Nomads United
4th place All Stars FA Thunder
3rd place Western Springs
2nd place Waimak United
1st place Onslow Ambalas

Individual Awards
Golden glove- from Western Springs Thunder is Samuel Turner
Golden boot- from SAS FC is Noah Harvey
MVP from Onslow Tui is Harry West
Team awards
Plate winners (9th place) Cashmere Technical
4th place Whitmarsh Academy
3rd place Western Springs
2nd place SAS FC
1st place Onslow Tui