Tournament History / Timeline

October 2024 

Tournament celebrates its 20th anniversary !!

October 2021 

Tournament cancelled due to Covid-19

October 2014

First Overseas team to enter from Australia

October 2013

Tournament tops 130 teams making it the largest junior football tournament in New Zealand

April 2007

Tournament renamed McCartney Invitational Tournament

October 2004

First tournament consisting of 8 teams following a phone chat with John McCartney