Who can play in the Premier Invitational?
The Premier Invitational is a festival of soccer and all teams are welcome to register. But be quick, spots are filling fast!
How many players are there in a team?
This will be the format:
U8 / U9 – 7v7
U10 / U11 / U12 – 9v9
U13 / U14 / U15 – 11v11
How many days does the tournament go for?
The tournament goes for three days.
U13/14/15 boys and U13/14 girls play July 9, 10, 11
U8/9/10/11/12 boys and U11/12 girls play July 13, 14, 15
What is the cost?
$65 per player
How many games does each team play?
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 advantage of visiting the many attractions the Gold Coast offers.
How long are the games?
U8/9/10/11s – 15 minutes each way with a 2 minute half time interval
U12/13/14/15s – 20 minutes each way with a 5 minute half time interval
How many teams are there in each age category?
Maximum 16 teams per age category
What about girls?
At the Premier Invitational we love girls soccer and intend to make this tournament as big for girls as it is for boys in the future. In 2018 we have 2 categories that are open for four girls age groups, a combined U11/12 age group with a 9 a side and a combined U13/14 age group with 11 players a side.
Who plays in the Premier Invitational?
This year we are excited to welcome teams from the United States, New Zealand and from all over Australia. It promises to be a wonderful event!
What about good sportsmanship?
We want this to be a fabulous three days for all the kids and parents involved and to create happy memories for years to come. We understand that everyone wants to win but please talk to your players and ask them to play fair and be kind. Same goes for the parents. We understand you want your kid’s team to win but please be courteous to everyone else involved; the players, the coaches, the referees and the other parents. Please encourage your children in a positive manner. If you feel anyone has ignored these rules, come and see one of the staff or volunteers.
I want my team to be a part of this! How do I register?
Where does the Premier Invitational take place?
Due to the ever increasing size of the tournament, it takes places at various soccer clubs around the Gold Coast. One guarantee – there will be a great atmosphere everywhere!
Will teams play opponents of the same calibre?
Teams will be split into 4 groups in each age category. Each group will have 4 teams. The two top teams in each group will then be entered into the Premier Group and the bottom two teams will be entered into the Championship Group.
Our team is coming a week earlier. Can you recommend a club the team can train with or play friendlies against?
Host club Magic United deliver football camps and could also organise friendly games with enough notice.
Can the Premier Invitational offer group activities to explore the Gold Coast?
Our friendly staff and volunteers can definitely give advice on where to go and what to do. If needed we would be very happy to help organise the outings for you.