Force to be reckoned with!
Force to be reckoned with at Cup
The Brisbane Force may have traded the warmer climes of Queensland for the less than tropical surrounds of Canberra in winter but the team couldn’t care less about the temperature drop as they look forward to participating in the Kanga Cup.
The team that plays in the Football Brisbane under-12 Division 1 competition faces a tough challenge in Canberra having been drawn in the highly competitive Pool A in the udner-12 Cup against the always fancied SinGok PS from Korea Republic, Mount Druitt Rangers, Western NSW Football and the Inter Lions. In the meantime though the weather is their first enemy!
“The boys are a little bit nervous about coming to play in the cold in Canberra,” Brisbane Force spokesperson Chris Gray commented. “They are all hunting down some warm underwear and are trying to find some gloves locally!”
“We decided to enter the Kanga Cup this year as we see it as the premier football carnival in Australia and the opportunity to test our skill against teams from other parts of Australia and overseas was very attractive to us. We hope to gain experience and exposure to different styles of football from teams outside of Queensland during our stay.”
As with all teams that enter the competition the club has been busy raising money to fund the trip to Canberra for the week-long event after the Force had read about the competition on the SBS website.
“We heard of great experiences from other local clubs who have made the trip down in the past and also enjoyed the write up on SBS’s The World Game last year and we are very excited that SinGok PS is in our group,” Gray continued.
“There has been a great effort by all the parents to work together in fundraising. Raffles, chocolate sale and sausage sizzles were all undertaken to help offset the cost of the trip and we would like to thank our coaches John and Andy Ogden who have recently moved from coaching senior men’s sides to working exclusively to develop junior players and also The Football Mentor Facility which is a local not for profit group working hard to create opportunities for committed young footballers.
“The players are extremely excited and motivated to come to Canberra to test themselves against the best teams around.”
Brisbane Force kicked off their competition against the Koreans from SinGok on Monday afternoon before playing Western NSW Football in their second fixture.