Gold Coast Football Festival

8th July – 14th July 2018

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2014 Gold Coast Football Festival Results

Senior Division Winner – Rostrevor College (Adelaide)
Senior Division Runner Up – Gold Coast Academy (Gold Coast)

Development Blue Division Winner – John Paul College (Brisbane)
Development Gold Division Winner – Gold Coast Academy (Gold Coast)

Division Match Results

2014 Gold Coast Football Challenge

Winner – Rostrevor College (Adelaide)

Gold Coast Football Festival

 The goal of the Festival has always been to attract both the traditional football schools and others who may have only recently discovered the wonders of our great game. Any School or Club team of school age is welcome at the Gold Coast Football Festival This is not an elite event; all teams are welcome regardless of their playing ability.

The Gold Coast Football Festival is a youth sporting event held on the Gold Coast during the Easter break focused on Spirit and Sportsmanship.

The Soccer event offers the opportunity for with boys and girls teams from overseas, interstate and Queensland to play in the following divisions:

SENIOR – Yr 10, 11 & 12
DEVELOPMENT – Yr 8 and Yr 9

The Event  ..  The Gold Coast Football Festival (GCFF) is in its fourth year of running. The event has previously been held at The Southport School in with SENIOR and DEVELOPMENT teams from the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sydney and Western Australia, competing over two to three days of competition. In 2015 we are pleased to announce a change in venue to the Runaway Bay Sporting Complex and Soccer Club.


The aim of ourl event is to provide teams with pre-season competition, additional competitive matches and the opportunity to enjoy a sporting holiday on the Gold Coast. The aim is to attract 16-24 teams to participate in the three days of competition

Worldsport is proud and excited to join with staff at the Runaway Bay Soccer Club and the Runaway Bay Sports Centre in the organisation of this event.  The event will be promoted nationally and internationally and with the attraction of the Gold Coast, the fabulous facilities at Runaway Bay, the reputation of Worldsport as a sports tour specialist and the numbers participating in football, we hope the event will grow in a very short time to match the numbers that annually attend the July Rugby and Netball Carnival

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Football Teams participate from New Zealand and Across Australia

Its football but not as you know it

Years in Operation
Players who have taken the field
Aussie Teams who have attended
Overseas Teams who have attended


We are very pleased to announce that this years event will be held at the Sports Super Centre, Runaway Bay. In partnership with the SSC and local sports club we have on offer four fields, ice baths, pool recovery sessions, night lights and great hospitality and catering options for our players, management and supporters!

The Sports Super Centre is a leader in the sport and recreation industry. As well as featuring the most modern training facilities for both elite and beginner athletes, it is also a dedicated training camp. The accommodation is affordable, and the facilities are designed to cater to everyone, from the demands of elite athletes, to the needs of those wanting a better and healthier lifestyle.

The Centre’s professional facilities are enhanced by the surrounding area, and a year-round subtropical climate that is conducive to sport. As well as its appeal to elite sports practitioners, the Centre incorporates community facilities, which include a Sports Medicine centre, health spa, gymnasium, Olympic aquatic centre, stadium and a children’s party area for ‘active’ celebrations.

Sports Super Centre
Cnr Sports Drive and Morala Avenue
Runaway Bay, Qld Australia 4216

1. Take exit #57 off M1
2. Follow Route 4 past Hope Island, Paradise Point to Runaway Bay.



Exciting new features on offer at our Football Festival


Lights…. Action!

For the first time our carnival will be scheduling night matches. With the Runaway Bay Soccer Club running games from 5pm through to 8pm where required.

The Runaway Bay Soccer Club will be open to cater to all teams with their canteen and bar available. The Club will be open to all those supporters and management ready to relax and unwind after a big match day!


Ice Baths

As an added bonus to our carnival teams Ice Baths will be on offer to teams on carnival match days to aid recovery

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Pool Sessions

As part of our event the Sports Super Centre pool will have dedicated lanes available for teams to use for pool recovery sessions on each match day.

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Physio & Massage

The Sports Super Centre has a dedicated Sports Med team who will be offering special rates on Physiotherapy and Massage services to teams on match days

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The Gold Coast Football Festival is held in the July School Holidays

The itinerary below may be added to either side of the Festival dates with additional matches included.

Day 1 – Thu 6 July
Teams Arrive on Gold Coast

Day 3 – Fri 7 July
Gold Coast Football Festival – Match Day 1

Day 4 – Sat 8 July
Free Day – Theme Park Day
Time to fit in a training session, relax on the beaches or visit a Theme Park

Day 5 – Sun 9 July
Gold Coast Football Festival – Match Day 2

Day 4 – Mon 10 July
WorldSport Beach Games
Our 2017 “Beach Games” will showcase new beach activities for our netball and rugby players featuring our infamous Beach Haka.
A great mix and mingle for the players – whilst managers and coaches relax on the Surf Club balcony

Day 5 – Tue 11 July
Gold Coast Football Festival – Match Day 3

Day 6 – Wed 12 July
Spirit & Sportsmanship Dinner (SeaWorld Theme Park)

A wonderful night where the rugby and netball players converge to celebrate the highlights of the weeks carnival action. The night showcases team performances and a bit of dancing!

Day 7 – Thu 13 July
Gold Coast Football Festival – Match Day 4

Day 8 – Fri 14 July
Teams Depart the Gold Coast

Registration Process

For interested groups from regional Queensland, interstate and overseas, see the Step by Step details below

“Local” teams from the Gold Coast and nearby districts who require neither accommodation nor transport can participate in the event for as little as $15.00 per player/per day.  Teams have the option of the full 3 day event or participate only in the last 2 days

Team supporters are very much welcomed to our events.
Our tours often provide a once in a lifetime opportunity not only for the players but also for family and friends.
Supporters may choose to be part of the “Player” group and participate in all that group’s activities or have a separate supporters’ itinerary taylor made to co-ordinate with that of the tour team. Supporters may be more interested in activities such as whale watching, deep sea fishing, hinterland drives, golf etc., than theme park visits, your options are endless … just ask!

Because tours vary in group size, length of stay, activity choices, accommodation type etc., it is impossible to provide an average tour cost until a team registration has been received and processed.

Step by Step

Step 3 - COMMIT
Step 4 - DEPOSIT

Fill in the online, obligation free application form for the 2015 Gold Coast Football Festival after clicking the button below. 


After receiving your completed application form, WorldSport will tailor a tour to suit your particular needs. If you wish to tour for longer (or less) than the event week, simply inform us and this will be organised. We also have many players and manager’s families and supporters come along for the ride. We can create supporters tours that align with the school or club’s itinerary – so that you can have as much support as you need! Part of the uniqueness of our service lies in the flexibility and personalisation offered to each participating tour group.

Step 3 - COMMIT

CARNIVAL DEPOSIT Should you then decide to participate in the event WorldSport must be notified as soon as possible and a “Carnival Deposit” of $500 per team paid.

Step 4 - DEPOSIT

AIRLINE DEPOSIT A non refundable “airline deposit” of AUD $100 per person is required to secure seats on your quoted flight and secure pricing.


For full details of the payment schedule, the refund policy and other necessary information please click here


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A glimpse of previous carnvials

2012 Gold Coast Football Festival

2013 Gold Coast Football Festival

2014 Gold Coast Football Festival

Contact Us

Address: 36 Young St, Mount Tamborine, Q 4272, Australia
Telephone: +61 7 54372511 / +61 7 55646256
Fax: +61 7 54372911

Postal Address: PO Box 3617, Caloundra DC, Q 4551, Australia
Physical Address: 3 Amberley Cirlce, Little Mountain, Q 4655, Australia
Telephone: +61 7 54372677


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