The 2013 Joeys Mini World Cup


The 'Mini World Cup' is part of 'Bringing Countries and Communities Together' it is a initiative that intends to raise awareness of the greatest game and sporting event on the planet. It is intended to create cultural understanding among countries and local communities.


It is a FUN football tournament for players of all levels.
Come and represent a country and recreate the magic of the World Cup in Inverell! Through this event we are hoping to raise awareness of the different cultures living in Country Australia and encourage integration through football.


Experience the culture and passion of the beautiful game by taking part in the Joeys Mini World Cup’s very own Tournament!  Come, play, and represent a country and recreate the magic of the World Cup in Inverell in September 2012. Become part of the next Fairytale !!!!!!!

The Mini World Cup slogan that was chosen! to go on the FIFA FUSSBALL GLOBE WM in 2006

"I love football because it has touched the hearts of the world"

It was selected to go on a 360° FOOTBALL GLOBE screen that went around Germany advertising the World Cup. The FOOTBALL GLOBE was a symbol of how Germany was looking forward hosting and organizing the 2006 FIFA World Cup™. It gave a lively form to the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ motto:

A time to make friends”

                        The  Joeys Mini World Cup gives us

                    “A time to make friends”

                            and a time where

                  “Dreams came True”

           For Lauren Rouse Upjohn it became reality

That  Dream came true for Lauren Rouse Upjohn when she won a $7600 trip to Germany being voted the best field player in the Women section of the 2011 Cup.

But the fairytale continued for Lauren. While she was on her free trip with the Joeys Football Academy in Germany this year, Lauren got signed with German Bundesliga Club SV Bardenbach. She enjoyed playing football in one of the strongest women league’s in the world.

The Joeys Mini World Cup has given Lauren the opportunity of a lifetime. It has taken her on a journey beyond her wildest dreams. Why don’t you join us playing in the Joeys Mini World Cup and become the next success story?

Lauren Rouse Upjohn receiving her Bundesliga strip fro SV Bardenbach. A testimony to the McDonald’s Joeys Mini World Cup a tournament where dreams come true.

Rale Rasic Socceroo and World Cup coach, Lauren Rouse Upjohn, Stefan Ruschel SV Bardenbach coach and Heinrich Haussler President Joeys FC United at the shirt presentation to Lauren in Germany.

Dzsenifer Marozsan training and coaching the Joeys football touring team at Sportschool Saarbruecken a Elite Sport School for Women Football.

The Adidas Golden Ball award for the best player of the FIFA under 20 Women World Cup was awarded to Dzsenifer Marozsan after the Final between the USA and Germany in Japan on the 9th of September 2012. Only a few month ago Lauren Rouse Upjohn the winner of the best player in the Women's section of the Joeys Mini World Cup was training together with Dzsenifer and the Joeys touring team at the Sportschool Saarbruecken Germany. This year Dzenifers goal in the semi finals of the UEFA Women European Championships got Germany into the finals which they won 1 goal to nil against Norway.  This is another testimony for the Joeys Mini World Cup and the opportunities it provides to the participating players. For Lauren and many others fairytales come true !!!!!

Sport school and Olympic Centre Frankfurt/Oder is representing Germany in the Under 17 section of this years Joeys Mini World Cup

In the Open Women section New Zealand is returning to the Cup. They were last years outstanding Mini World Cup Champion.

Michael Kita winner best field player in the U13s with Rale Rasic

Jack Campbell winner best field player in the U16s with Heinrich Haussler

Opal Shaw and Breanna Martin winners best field player in the Open Women with Rale Rasic

When 16 year old Georgia Allen put her hands inside a pair of Mark Schwarzer gloves, she was thrilled they actually fitted. But it wasn't the presentation of those gloves signed by the Aussie football legend that had her face erupt in pure joy last year on ABC New England North West. It was the news she would soon be winging her way to England thanks to a scholarship she won at the 2012 Inverell Mini World cup. Georgia was named goal keeper of the tournament, and Joeys Mini World Cup Organiser, Heinrich Haussler was in Tamworth to make the announcement on Kelly Fuller's morning show.

Georgia will now visit clubs in England including Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Everton and then she will travel on to Barcelona.

Georgia Allen with Heinrich Haussler at ABC Radio Tamworth

Georgia Allen with Rale Rasic during the 2012 McDonald’s Joeys Mini World Cup

2014 Cup Date 
29th of September to 3rd of October
The Teams have been allocated to the Countries the will represent this year
look under Cup/Draw Teams click here!Cup_Draw_Teams.html