WITH the draw for Inverell’s Mini-World Cup due to be held on Monday at 10.30 at the Telstra Store, cup organiser, Heinrich Haussler, has made a plea to the local soccer association.
“So far we have received 40 confirmed entries but unfortunately we have not yet had a team entry from the Inverell and District Soccer Association,” Haussler said.
“I appeal to all players from Inverell to take this chance to enter for this years event. We have been holding off with the draw, but cannot wait any longer. You still have time to enter your teams by Saturday, September 7.
“The idea behind the Mini World Cup is to provide a tournament that is modelled on the real World Cup… It gives country kids an unforgettable experience in which they can enjoy the game of football and create lasting friendships between players and clubs.”
Haussler said with teams from Germany and New Zealand, plus many other teams representing their states and towns the cup is an opportunity to participate in a tournament like no other in the world.
“It’s played right at your doorstep and it caters for any level of skill,” Haussler said.
“It doesn’t matter where you end up in the table, you are guaranteed seven games during the four days of play and you will play a final or play for a playoff for third and fourth place on the last day of the tournament.
“The playing age groups are 12 years and under for male and female mixed. 14 years and under for male players only. 17 years and under for male players only. Open Women 14 years and older for females only.
“Please join us and take part and proudly represent Inverell in this years Joeys Mini World Cup.”
For more information or how to enter your team, ring Heinrich Haussler on 0427 210 359 or see Andrew Woodhesad during Saturday morning soccer.