Football NSW prepares for its 50th Champion of Champions Finals this Sunday
Football NSW’s 50th anniversary of the Champion of Champions Finals will take shape this Sunday at Valentine Sports Park.
Nineteen matches will be served as the main course for what will be a huge day as 38 of NSW’s cream of the crop grassroots clubs will meet to determine who will be the Champion of their respective age group.
Over 300 teams participated Football NSW’s prestigious knockout tournament as over five thousand plus players battled week in week out in the hope of landing a coveted spot in Sunday’s Finals.
Football NSW’s spiritual headquarters Valentine Sports Park will come alive with football action all day with matches commencing at 8:30am while the final match kicks off at 6:30pm.
In an amazing achievement, Northern Suburbs Football Association will field the most teams on Sunday with as many as seven that will hope to capture as many titles as possible.
Alongside Northern Suburbs, Manly and Football South Coast will feature four teams with Nepean, Sutherland, Eastern Suburbs, St George, Granville and Hills to feature three.
Club Representatives from Canterbury (2), Southern Districts (2) and Bankstown (1) will also fight for their right to win silverware in this well-respected tournament.
A special mention to Glenmore Park (17 Men, 18 Women), Cronulla Seagulls (18 Women, 21 Men), Dunbar Rovers (Over 35 Men, All Age Women), Northbridge FC (12 Boys, 21 Women), Auburn District (14 Boys, 15 Boys) and West Pymble (16 Boys, All Age Men) all of which will have two teams pushing for glory this Sunday.
All Champion of Champion winners from the Under 18’s age groups and below will also feature in a special parade organised by Hyundai A-League Champions Sydney FC which will take place during their round 7 clash at Jubilee Oval when the Sky Blues take on Wellington Phoenix. All winners in the older age groups will receive match day tickets.
TAFE NSW, PLAYR, FFA, Western Sydney Wanderers and Instant Photos will also have special activations setup around the concourse at Valentine Sports Park so be sure to keep a close eye on that.
Available on the day will also be the ability to order one of the nineteen official Champion of Champions matches as all games will be filmed, so keep a look out for the Spot On Video Recording stall to grab a copy – should you miss out, an order form will be placed in this year’s Match Day Program and an online link can be found here
Finally, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Football NSW Champion of Champion’s, T-shirts can be ordered via Teem8.
A variety of sizes and 2 colour styles are available. Order online via https://www.teem8.com.au/shop/champion-of-champions-tee/ and via the Champions of Champions page on the Football NSW website.
*A reminder that Valentine Sports Park is a sport venue and smoking, alcohol and pets are prohibited
Champion of Champions Fixtures 2018
GRADE 12 BOYS
Northbridge FC (Northern Suburbs) v Balmain & District FC (Canterbury) – VSP 3 – 8:30am
GRADE 13 BOYS
Arncliffe Aurora (St George) v Lake Heights JFC (Football South Coast) – VSP 2 – 8:30am
GRADE 14 BOYS
Auburn District (Granville) v Kemps Creek United (Southern Districts) – VSP 2 – 9:45am
GRADE 15 BOYS
Auburn District (Granville) v Castle Hill United (Hills) – VSP 2 – 11am
GRADE 16 BOYS
West Pymble (Northern Suburbs) v Castle Hill United (Hills) – VSP 3 – 9:45am
GRADE 17 MEN
Glenmore Park (Nepean) v Lansvale (Southern Districts) – VSP 3 – 11:15am
GRADE 18 MEN
Pendle Hill (Granville) v East Bankstown FC (Bankstown) – VSP 2 – 12:30pm
GRADE 21 MEN
Cronulla Seagulls (Sutherland) v Norwest FC (Hills) – VSP 2 – 2:30pm
ALL AGE MEN
Coogee United (Eastern Suburbs) v West Pymble (Northern Suburbs) – VSP 2 – 6:30pm
OVER 35 MEN
Dunbar Rovers (Eastern Suburbs) v Como West Jannali (Sutherland) – VSP 2 – 4:30pm
OVER 45 MEN
St Michael’s (Northern Suburbs) v Hurstville City Minotaurs (St George) – VSP 3 – 4:30pm
GRADE 12 GIRLS
Lindfield FC (Northern Suburbs) v Manly Vale (Manly Warringah) – VSP 1 – 8:30am
GRADE 15 GIRLS
Wakehurst FC (Manly) v Earlwood Wanderers (Canterbury) – VSP 1 – 11am
GRADE 14 GIRLS
Lowland Wanderers (Nepean) v Shellharbour JFC (Football South Coast) – VSP – 9:45am
GRADE 16 WOMEN
Mt Colah (Northern Suburbs) v Avalon SC (Manly) -VSP 3 – 1pm
GRADE 18 WOMEN
Glenmore Park (Nepean) v Cronulla Seagulls (Sutherland) – VSP 1 – 12:30pm
GRADE 21 WOMEN
Northbridge FC (Northern Suburbs) v Connells Point Rovers (St George) – VSP 1 – 4:30pm
ALL AGE WOMEN
Dunbar Rovers (Eastern Suburbs) v Albion Park SC (Football South Coast) – VSP 1 – 2:30pm
OVER 30 WOMEN
Russell Vale WFC (Football South Coast) v Wakehurst FC (Manly) – VSP 3 – 2:30pm
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