SEPTEMBER 20th 2021
The Magic Group is delighted to announce the Premier Invitational has partnered with News Corporation Australia to provide exclusive LIVE coverage of the upcoming tournament.
Both parties signed an agreement that will see a minimum of 144 matches being exclusively streamed on News Corporation’s various mastheads including from the Under 8s to Under 12s (24-26 September) and Under 13s to Under 15s (1-3 October) which are being held on the Gold Coast.
Details of the agreement include:
- LIVE stream from three venues across six days.
- Games will be streamed across News Corp metro national mastheads including The Courier Mail and Gold Coast Bulletin.
- A paid subscription is required to view LIVE games (see below for details).
- News Corp will publish preview stories on the Premier Invitational on mastheads this week which will contain information and links to watch the streams.
“This is a fantastic result for not only friends and families of the players competing at the Premier Invitational, but also football and sport enthusiasts,” said Andrew Robinson, The Magic Group GM.
“We have 170 teams from Queensland and sadly 50 teams from other states in Australia have had to cancel due to border closures. We have previously had teams from USA, New Zealand and Asia participate in the tournament and we look forward to welcoming our friends back when the International borders open.
“The tournament is sponsored by Tourism Events Queensland and Major Events Gold Coast. We are delighted to showcase the Gold Coast which is positioning itself as a Sports Hub for International and Professional teams.
“These tournaments feature the best football talent in their respective age groups and it is fantastic News Corp has shown genuine interest and investment in showing football through their digital channels. In particular, the girls game is rapidly expanding and we will have 28 teams participating. With the Women’s World Cup coming up in 2023 we are sure these team numbers will continue to grow.
“News Corp’s commitment will expose football to a whole new audience and also generate more stories and coverage of the sport to more people.
“We thank News Corp for making the Premier Invitational accessible to people and households across Australia and for their dedication to stream football and tell stories about the people and the sport.”
A subscription is required to watch the matches and read the event coverage. If you are not already a digital subscriber, the Courier-Mail and Gold Coast Bulletin offer great introductory offers, such as the currently advertised $1 a week for the first 12 weeks (min. cost $4, T&Cs apply).
As well as the streams, subscribers can view all News content across its digital mastheads.
In addition to major online news outlets in capital cities, News Corp has nearly 30 separate titles covering the breadth of the country.
A dedicated News Corp reporter will cover both championships, including comprehensive pre and post event coverage.