Without fail, first-time visitors from close and far are blown away by the outstanding quality of the facilities at the Christchurch Football Centre. Starting from humble beginnings of a few perfectly groomed grass pitches two years ago, the CFC has quickly evolved into one of the leading football facilities in the country.
Even Prime Minister John Key was suitably impressed and agreed to open the new facility in June 2015. The green-and-blue surface is the newest technology of artificial fields in the world and the first venue to construct these pitches in Australasia.
The unique design uses cork instead of the traditional black rubber pitches that often cause overheating, black marks on clothes and shoes or even a nasty smell.
The Christchurch Football Centre is the vision of Christchurch businessman and sports enthusiast Slava Meyn to provide year-round football programmes for local youngsters with professional coaches on a world-class facility.
The visiting teams at the 2016 Christchurch International Cup were buzzing with excitement to play on our world-class facilities, in a professional environment and festival atmosphere and most of them cannot wait to come back.
The Christchurch International Cup has been embraced by Mainland Football and the Christchurch City Council and with their support is set to become the premier junior football event in Australasia.