OPEN to U7 and U10 teams from clubs and academies in South East QLD and Northern NSW
QUICK FAQ & INFO
EVENT DATE: Saturday 24th June 2023
VENUE: Nerang Soccer Club, Glennon Park, Nerang
TIMES: First games kick: 8:30am // Last games kick off at 3:15pm with medal and trophy ceremonies to follow
U10 CLASSICO – Two different divisions, full competitive tournament style with group stages and full finals series
U7 SHOOTOUT – Modified competitive tournament with top teams in each group facing a two-stage final series
AWARDS: Medals for first, second and third placed teams with trophies for winners and runners up teams/clubs
FEES: Entry fees for the full event are just $10 per player*
DON’T DELAY – SPOTS are LIMITED and THIS EVENT WILL FILL FAST
REGISTER YOUR TEAM/S APPLICATION & EOI BELOW
ALL applicants will receive a reply / Successful applicants will be contacted with full event information and payment information
ABOUT FRED STONE
The late Fred Stone co-founded Nerang Soccer Club in 1972, helping to bring together talented footballers and the administrative skills to create a family football club that has now stood the test of time for over 50 years.
As a player and hard working clubman, Fred’s passion for the Nerang Eagles and his commitment to the club was unwavering — helping to steer the club through the ups and down, through the highest of highs and the lows — ultimately helping to push the club through decades of continued growth, evolution and success.
Fred was a Nerang Soccer Club icon, a family man, club life member and notable cornerstone figure of the Gold Coast football landscape in the 1970s and 1980s. His contributions to Nerang and the greater football community were recognised when he was awarded as a Gold Coast Junior Soccer Association Life Member by then Gold Coast Mayor Sir Bruce Small in 1975, and again in 1986 he was bestowed as a Life Member of the Gold Coast Soccer Association — now known as Football Queensland South Coast.
Fred’s passion for junior football and providing opportunities, mentorship and guidance for young players wanting more out of the game saw many notable juniors rise in the Queensland ranks under his stewardship until his passing in 1993 — including his own kids who all found their own success and football notoriety at Nerang and beyond over the years.
To this day, the Stone family name remains strong in Queensland football, with Fred Stone Jr at the helm as President of Nerang Soccer Club, as well as his brother Gary being one of Nerang’s most-capped players with many hundreds of senior games notched up over the years. Gary returns again in 2023 as head coach of our rising U18 Boys squad where his own son Thomas also plays. Fred Jr and Gary’s children have all played at the club, as have many members of the Stone family over the years, and the late Fred Senior’s wife, Beryl Stone, remains on to this day as a regular feature spectating from the clubhouse terrace at Nerang senior home games.
Fred Stone’s legacy, and that of his enduring football family, has long been associated with junior soccer on the Gold Coast, and the passion for giving kids of all backgrounds and circumstances the best possible chance to shine and become a champion in the game.
*entry fees are all inclusive and are $80 per U7 team and $130 per U10 team, with a maximum of 8 players registered per U7 team and 13 players per U10 team. Online credit card payments will attract a small transaction fee of 2% to cover merchant and payment gateway fees. The event is NOT recommended for FQ Academy 1 or Academy 2 level teams.
ABOUT THE CLUB AND VENUE
Nerang Soccer Club was founded in 1972 and has been a cornerstone community football club in the South East Queensland and regional football landscape for over 50 years.
The club played across various divisions in the Brisbane and SEQ Leagues from the 1970s through until the late 1990s, including two seasons in the XXXX League, before returning to the Gold Coast to contest the local leagues.
Nowadays it boasts a strong contingency of junior community teams alongside its many women’s and men’s senior teams — the highest of which currently play in the South Coast FQPL3 (Gold Coast Premier League) competition.
Over the last decade Nerang has been at the centre focus of football locally after becoming the first Queensland club to ever broker an official partnership with Scotland’s Celtic FC (which has been dormant due to Covid 19), and as the continuing host of the Pan Pacific Masters Games football component.
The grounds are well facilitated with two full size fields and an additional large junior fields space the equivalent of almost 4 full fields space in total.
The venue is situated just two minutes drive from the M1 in Nerang, features a good amount of on-site parking, multiple change rooms and toilet facilities, a fully featured clubhouse with canteen kitchen, bar and covered terrace and suitable football grass fields.
The club has a proven track record of running smooth and successful events which promote the values and character of the game and provide football enjoyment for players, spectators and officials alike.
We look forward to seeing you at Nerang!
Get in touch!
Fred Stone Memorial Canival
Event coordinator Luke Sorensen
0412 631 974