North Epping Rangers have became the first club to take out Gladesville Hornsby Football Association’s Masters Football at Christie Park defeating Pennant Hills on penalties.
It was a fantastic tournament put together where clubs enjoyed the popular concept which has seen a huge boom take shape in the UK.
GHFA are one of the first associations in Australia bringing the Masters game to this nation and after what was a successful debut for them, will see more associations jump on board.
The initiative has proved hugely successful in providing an avenue for those of decreased physical capacity to continue playing the game they love.
Building on recent progress, ‘Masters 9’s’ is a modified format of the game that caters for those who are no longer able to participate in 11-a-side, but not yet ready for Walk football.
This is an exciting addition for veterans of the game, many of whom are often forced into retirement following participation in the Over 45s division.
Following the upcoming post-season Masters 9’s tournament, the association are hoping to establish the game as a permanent fixture within their winter football program from 2020.