Fixtures available for academy’s tour to Gothia Cup tournament in China

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Organisers of the Gothia Cup in China have released group fixtures for their tournament in which two teams will represent the Ricki Herbert Football Academy.

The RHFA touring squad will join 23 other teams from eight countries at the tournament which starts with its opening ceremony on Saturday August 10, 2019.

Academy teams will play under the names Blue and Gold. Here are the sides:


The Blue team will meet three Chinese teams and an Indonesian side in their group games.

Squad: Luke Utley, Spencer Cleland, Luke Costello, Esaiah Dass, Albie Francis-Alles, Benji Gabb, Cameron Smith, Abhinay Kumar, Nathan Murray, Antoneo Van Deursen, Evan Van Rooyen, Flynn Cave, David Hungwe, William Benes, Quinn Steiner, Shannon Perham-Hayes.

Staff: Joe Hinds – Coach, Shane Campbell – Tour Manager, Ricki Herbert – RHFA Director

Click here for the Blue team’s tournament fixtures


The Gold team will meet a South African side, a Singapore team and two Chinese teams in their group games.

Squad: Tom Parry, Saurav Chand, Logan Noack, Connor O’Brien, Tamaho Perry, Maui Wano, Nathaniel Green, Arniv Naiker, Oliver Campbell, Dylan Winstanley, Bryn Dew, Archie Heyward, Lucas Lovelock, Connagh Webb, Zain Ismail, Aaron O’Connor.

Staff: Shaun O’Brien – Coach, Shane Campbell – Tour Manager, Ricki Herbert – RHFA Director

Click here for the Gold team’s tournament fixtures

Gothia Cup

The first Gothia Cup China was held in August 2016 in Shenyang, China.

This third edition of the Gothia Cup China will be hosted in the city of Qingdao, part of the Shandong province of China.

Learn more about Qingdao here:

Tournament programme

August 10th –Saturday
Gothia Opening Ceremony (free ticket with Gothia Card)

August 11th – Sunday
First round of group games

August 12th –Monday
Second round of games
Leader’s Party

August 13th – Tuesday
Third round of games start

August 14th –Wednesday
Play-offs A &B start

August 15th – Thursday
Play-offs A & B continue
Gothia Finals

August 16th – Friday
Gothia Finals & Closing Ceremony

August 17th – Saturday

Travel to the tournament

Click here to see how the academy party will travel in style to China