Following the unfortunate postponement of the 2021 Queensland All Nations event in December to bad weather, Queensland Touch Football (QTF) is proud to announce that this event will be held Saturday 19 – Sunday 20 February 2022.
The event is part of an exciting partnership with Major Events Gold Coast (MEGC) which sees the return of QTF’s 10-day long ‘Festival of Touch’ to the Gold Coast until 2023.
MEGC’s CEO Jan McCormick said she was thrilled the 2022 Queensland All Nations event could now go ahead. “The Gold Coast is the perfect destination to host this kind of competition with an array of premier sporting venues and grounds,” Ms McCormick said.
“The festival will also deliver positive economic benefits for the city, as it attracts a significant number of participants and spectators from across Queensland. We are excited to have secured this partnership and that the Festival of Touch will call the Gold Coast home until 2023.”
The Queensland All Nations tournament allows participants to represent their heritage and nation at a fun, social and non-affiliated touch football tournament that celebrates the many and diverse cultures that make up our sporting community.
Cultural identity is a focal point of the event with all teams representing their community under their traditional nation, with uniforms adorned with symbols of their nation, supported by a cultural performance during the opening ceremony, Saturday morning.
The Queensland All Nations has historically book-ended the Festival of Touch, but with the postponement, this event has an opportunity to feature as a standalone tournament.
Of the event, QTF CEO Greg Denny says, “It was devastating for our team to not be able to deliver this event to the Gold Coast in 2021 as part of the Festival of Touch, with many participants, their families and friends excited for months in the lead up. We are looking forward to bringing together our nation’s communities to celebrate each other’s cultures and heritage, as well as some fierce competition on the field. Queensland Touch is grateful to Major Events Gold Coast for their continued support into the new year.”
“We have been looking forward to seeing this event go ahead, so this announcement is really welcome news,” said Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate.
“The All Nations is a terrific tournament that is all about unity and forging friendships, and what better way to do that than through sport. These exceptional athletes are an inspiration to all of us.”
The Queensland All Nations tournament will be from Saturday 19 – Sunday 20 February 2022 at Coomera Sports Park.
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