Kanga Cup Information

The McDonald’s Kanga Cup is the largest International Youth Football Tournament in the Southern Hemisphere. Held annually each July in Canberra, Australia, the week-long event proudly champions the mission of Uniting the Youth of the World through Football.

Key Information

Location: Canberra, ACT, Australia (various venues)
Competitions: AWD (Open), U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U18


Kanga Cup Key Dates

Registrations open 1-April

Registration & Payment.

Register the team on the Kanga Cup website.
Payment can either be made at time of registration in full, or team members can make payments
online for their component of the fees. Team Manager can see who has paid, and who hasn’t.

Opening Ceremony – AIS Track, Bruce

The opening ceremony happens on the Sunday afternoon. IF your team would like to be part of this
ceremony, you will need to register your interest.

Kit Bag Collection

Nominate one person to collect the Kit bag at the end of the opening Ceremony. If for some reason
it cannot be collected, you will need to organise an alternate pick up with the organisers.

Game Days

Orange Roster –
Shirts – take Blue and White shirts to all games, in case there is a clash with the opposing team
Thermals – recommended. Colours can only be Black, White, Skin colour, or Navy blue to match

End of comp – get players to vote a player of the comp and present them with the Kanga Kit bag


McDonald's Kanga Cup contact:


02 6189 2222

BUSINESS ADDRESSUnit 2/3 Football House, Phipps Close, Deakin, ACT, 2600
MAILING ADDRESSPO Box 50, Curtin, ACT, 2605

Kanga Cup FAQ's 

Accomodation Suggestions

ANU student accommodation
Burbury hotel, hotel and apartment style accommodation. Worked well for us, as there was easy
access to restaurant across the road that was not too expensive and could cater for large groups.
Canberra Park. This is a new group accommodation facility (building completed in 2017), in bunk
style accommodation (max 4 people per room, with a shower, basin and toilet in each room), and
includes breakfast, lunch and dinner each day. There are no cooking facilities as this is a fully catered
More accommodation options on the Kanga Website

Dinner Options

These need to be booked well in advance. You can confirm exact numbers closer to the event.
Possible options that cater for large groups:
Fellows Bar & Café, ANU, 1 Balmain Cres, Acton. The Lindfield teams usually co-ordinate one night
Ostani Lounge, Bar & Restaurant, Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton
Ainslie Football Club
The Tradies

Thanks to Anna Deck for putting this information together.