Thursday, 15 May 2008

Malaysians coming to Kanga Cup

Malaysian outfit named 2008 Asian Fellowship winner Capital Football release below:

Australia’s biggest and oldest international youth football tournament has started finalising preparations. Host’s Capital Football, are proud to announce that the annual recipient of the McDonald’s Kanga Cup Asian Fellowship is a boy’s under 13 teams from the Subang Jaya Community Sports Club of Malaysia.

The aim of the Fellowship is to engage and encourage participation of Asian youth football teams in the annual McDonald’s Kanga Cup held in Australia’s capital, Canberra. Nominations were open to Under 13-15 teams of both genders and information was disseminated through Asian National Associations and football media outlets under the sanction of the Asian Football Confederation. Other candidates for the Fellowship were teams from South Korea and Afghanistan.

Selections were made not just on the footballing pedigree of the teams but on how best they encapsulate the ethos of the McDonald’s Kanga Cup – to unite the youth of the world through football. The application from Subang Jaya Community Sports Club asserted that they are a volunteer driven club with a focus on the future of their community, in that they intentionally integrate their teams to reflect the racial and religious diversity of Malaysia.

The club runs a football league annually beginning of the year until end of May. On completion of the season a panel of coaches select the best player from each team in their division to be trained and to play for the club.

The McDonald’s Kanga Cup turns 18 years of age this year kicking off from July 7-11, 2008.

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