Held in honor of this outstanding Australian, the Harry Williams Cup, recognised as Australia?s first Indigenous Football Tournament.
The Harry Williams Cup is part of the groundbreaking Football NSW Indigenous Development Pathway (IDP) aimed at increasing participation rates and the skill levels of Indigenous football players within the Football NSW boundaries of Sydney Metropolitan, Central Coast, Riverina Southern Branch and Western Branch.
The Indigenous teams formed from the Harry Williams Cup have the chance to compete against non-Indigenous school and Association based teams. This offers NSW Association and club teams an opportunity to test themselves against teams from outside their boundaries as well as offer cultural and social interaction and education with the Indigenous teams and community.
Harry Williams himself is very proud of the tournament but sees it as just a start and would love to get the word out there for organizations and businesses to get behind the initiative and support indigenous football players.
Harry says ?tournaments like this are fantastic because they teach the kids great sportsmanship and life skills in general?
He believes the kids are all great ambassadors for the community and would love to see some of them reach the top level of the game.
Open to all local NSW association clubs and school teams:
U/14 Girls (born 1994) and U/16 Girls (born 1992)
U/12 Boys (born 1996); U/14 Boys (born 1994) and U/16 Boys (born 1992)
A team nomination form with submissions due no later than 31st March 2008 is enclosed here so get in quick as places are limited.