The Premier Invitational was set up in 2012 by the Magic Group to bring junior players together for a festival of football on the Gold Coast. With the Gold Coast being such a tourist hotspot, having an abundance of hotels, tourist attractions and year-round sunshine it proved to be the perfect place to hold such an event annually.
The unique way in which the tournament is set up allows lots of opportunity for players and travel companions to visit many of the attractions the Gold Coast has to offer. Over the last 8 years the tournament had around 726 teams and 8,712 players travelling from different parts of Queensland, Australia and the world.
The tournament format is unique and allows the teams play a minimum of nine games (3 per day), in blocks of 3.5 – 5 hours depending on the age group.