Gold Coast Academy in the Milk Cup 2014
The Gold Coast Football Academy and Coomera Colts FC are delighted to announce that in 2014 the Academy will compete in the world’s most prestigious youth football tournament in Belfast, Northern Ireland - The Northern Ireland Cup - formerly known as the Milk Cup.
This tournament is by invitation only and is a testament to the progress, development and recognition that the Academy are achieving through its hard work and footballing philosophy.
The process is open to male players born ON or AFTER the 1st January, 1997
The Academy have accepted an invitation to participate in the 17’s competition for male players. This group is labelled the PREMIER section of the tournament and with justification. The current defending champions of the Premier section are..... Manchester United.
The history of this tournament goes back 30 years and past winners include FC Barcelona, Leeds United, Tottenham Hotspur, Spartak Moscow and Fluminese of Brazil – to name a few.
The roll of participants is just as legendary… Newcastle United, Liverpool, Sunderland, Watford, Benfica, Dynamo Kiev, Glasgow Rangers, Everton, Bayern Munich, Malmo of Sweden, Funabashi of Japan, Newcastle United, Jomo Cosmos of South Africa and CSKA Moscow and the list goes on.
Players that have played in this tournament include Beckham, Scholes, Giggs and Rooney and the future stars of tomorrow will be there.
The Academy are looking to strengthen its squad for this once in a lifetime opportunity and will hold ongoing trials and training as part of this process.
This is an exciting development in football on the coast and indeed in Queensland if not Australia. You are being presented with an unprecedented opportunity of preparing and playing professionally, against truly quality opposition in a wonderful footballing environment.
And all on TV too.
And as they say, there's more... in preparation for the tournament the academy have a confirmed match against Newcastle United in England and others in the pipeline.
For those players that wish to be involved in this trial process and to test themselves against some of the best players and teams in the world in this age group simply send an email to
or contact Sam on 0426 98 3232