The Queen’s Games, which showcases the best of the best in women’s soccer, kicked off on a sunny note.
Organized by Sports Seoul and the Korea Football Association (KFA), hosted by the Korea Women’s Football Federation and Hapcheon County Government, and sponsored by Hyundai Steel, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Korea Sports Promotion Organization, Star Sports, and Metaverse World, the 31st Queen’s National Women’s Football Tournament, “Hapcheon, the 2023 Wellness and Healing Specialty City,” kicked off on Saturday at Gunsan Sports Park in Hapcheon County, Gyeongnam.
The tournament is a historic event that began in 1993 and celebrated its 30th anniversary this year. All the promising women’s soccer players have grown up through this tournament.
On the first day of the tournament, 15 matches for elementary, middle and high schools were played in sunny weather.
In the elementary division, last year’s champions Namgangcho got off to a strong start, defeating Gangneung FCU12 7-0. Chamsam and Anseong FCU12 also won big. Gwangju Hanam secured a one-goal victory over Gwangyang Jungang in a close match.
In the secondary division, defending champion Seolbongjung defeated Assumption Girls’ Middle School 1-0. Jinju Girls’ Middle swept aside Jeju Seojoong 6-0, while Hyundai Cheongwoon Middle held off Gangneung FCU15 2-1.
In the high school division, Hyundai High, Yesung Girls High, Hanbit High, and Osan Information High all won their first matches to start the tournament off on the right foot.안전놀이터
On the 17th, the second day of the tournament, the college division will be played alongside the elementary division. Widok University and Korea University, who clashed in the final of the last Federation Cup, will face off for pride.