2023 Queensland State Cup goes International

The Queensland State Cup is set to take over the Gold Coast from 24-26 November 2023, with the annual, three day touch football tournament to feature more than 2000 domestic and international participants at Coomera Sports Park.

With the premier tournament to include male, female and mixed divisions for all abilities, players aged 15 and over will come together to compete for the prestigious Queensland State Cup (QSC) trophy.

Queensland Touch Football CEO Greg Denny is thrilled to see the event return to the Gold Coast this summer, noting the world class event always showcases the talent and passion that exists within the touch football community.

“The Queensland State Cup is one of our biggest and best events of the year, and we’re thrilled to be expecting a record number of participants this year,” said Denny.

“This event is always full of heart, and it’s always great to see players and referees alike come together and represent their local affiliate in a fun, enjoyable and unforgettable way.

“We’re also excited to welcome a number of international teams to our fields this year ahead of next year’s World Cup, so the competition is sure to be world class.”

With the 2024 Touch Football World Cup looming, the 2023 QSC has received significant international interest, resulting in numerous overseas entries from Singapore, England, Japan, and New Zealand.

Touch Singapore (TSG) is sending one team to the QSC to compete in the M30’s category, and is excited to take home useful knowledge from the experience.

“As a growing touch nation, we are excited to be part of an event that encourages participation at all levels. We look forward to the new challenge and learning more about the nuances of the sport,” said Khairullah Abdul Razak, Coaching Director of Touch Singapore.

“Milestone competitions like these are a good way to check on the team’s playing systems, and more importantly build camaraderie between players.”

Ryoma Eguchi, captain of one of the two mixed open teams traveling from Phoenix Touch Hong Kong, says the teams are excited to be part of the record-breaking event.

“Being part of the Queensland State Cup Tour will be one of the special milestones in our club’s history, and we are all very much excited to be part of the competition,” said Eguchi.

“Our teams aim to perform at their best, strive for wins, and hope to gain valuable experience throughout the tournament.”

Some of our players are also aiming to make the final squads of the teams representing Hong Kong at next year’s Touch World Cup, so participating in the QSC is a great opportunity to further develop their skills and gain exposure to high-level competitions,” Eguchi finished.

For more information and to register, please visit the QSC website here.