Football is the most widely played, popular sport on the planet and one of the fastest growing codes in Australia. The Premier Invitational was set up in 2012 by Magic United TFA to bring junior players together for a festival of football on the Gold Coast. With the Gold Coast being such a tourist hotspot, having an abundance of hotels, tourist attractions and year round sunshine it proved to be the perfect place to hold such an event annually. The unique way in which the tournament is set up allows lots of opportunity for players and travel companions to visit many of the attractions the Gold Coast has to offer. More than 100 teams took part in 2018 travelling from Far North Queensland, New Zealand, Sunshine Coast, New South Wales, Brisbane, Warwick, Stanthorpe and around the Gold Coast.
Due to the unique way the tournament is set up, teams play a minimum of nine games (3 per day), in blocks of 3.5 – 5 hours depending on the age group. This gives players and spectators more opportunity to take in the sights of the Gold Coast.