Today ACT Shadow Sports Minister Steve Doszpot met with the Kanga Cup’s Chilean team. Mr Doszpot said the Kanga Cup, which is the largest junior soccer tournament in the southern hemisphere, is an integral competition for Canberra’s soccer community.
“The tournament attracts more than 3700 junior soccer players from all over Australia and many overseas countries such as Chile, South Korea and the Philippines to Canberra for a week of games in July,” Mr Doszpot said.
“I was the president of Soccer Canberra from 1995 to 2002 and during that time I advocated on behalf of Canberra to secure the Kanga Cup for our region, and now after 22 years of competition it unites the youth of the world through soccer.
“Each Territory and State in Australia is now represented and the game contributes to a great culture of soccer in Canberra.
“The Canberra Liberals strongly support local sport which is why we have committed to reducing the cost of sporting ground training and match fees by 50 per cent, and injecting $3.5 million into improving Canberra’s community sports facilities, if elected in October.
“The Kanga Cup is a fantastic opportunity to show support for sport and community involvement and showcase our fantastic city at the same time,” Mr Doszpot concluded.