K-League’s leading female players gather… 2023 K League Queen Cup to be held for two days starting on the 14th
Organized by the Korea Professional Football Association (KPA), sponsored by Blade Creative, Jecheon City, Lingtee, and Dongwon Spring Water, and funded by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Sports Promotion Organization, the 2023 K-WIN CUP will be held at the Jecheon Football Center from March 14 to 15.
The K-League Queen Cup has been held annually since 2010 by the Federation to expand the base of women’s amateur soccer. Since last year, the tournament has been reorganized into an adult women’s futsal competition in which 안전카지노사이트 K League clubs select their own players and form teams to compete.
What’s even more new this year is that the scale has expanded from 12 teams last year to 25 teams this year, including all K League clubs. The game format was also changed from futsal to 6-a-side mini-soccer to make it easier for amateur players to participate with relatively simple rules.
The participating teams are as diverse as Cheongju and Gimpo, Chungcheongbuk-do, where club employees play, Busan, where Eo Won-jeong (Busan I-Park)’s sister plays, Bucheon, where 2006 Doha Asian Games golf gold medalist Jung Jae-eun plays, and Suwon and Daejeon, where the winners of club-organized futsal competitions play.
On the 14th, the first day of the K League Women’s Cup, after the opening ceremony, the teams will compete in five groups of five teams in a full league format. The game style is 6-a-side mini-soccer, with 15 minutes for each half, and the number of substitutions is unlimited. After every game, the teams will have a recreation to socialize with each other, and a draw for brackets to play a ranked tournament to hear scores, impressions, and more.
The next day, on the 15th, we’ll have a ranked tournament, with the winner of the 1st place tournament finals taking home the championship. All other ranked tournaments will have a winner’s bracket and a loser’s bracket to ensure that all teams are able to enjoy the competition and not be eliminated early.
After every match, an awards ceremony and closing ceremony will be held, with the team awards including the tournament winner and runner-up, the Fair Play Award is new this year, and the individual awards include the MVP of each group in addition to the top scorer.
The Federation provides full support to all teams participating in the K League Women’s Soccer Queen Cup, including training subsidies, transportation, and accommodation. In addition, it will strive to expand the base of women’s soccer and revitalize sports culture, and will actively promote integrated marketing with K League clubs in the future.