The revamped successful Country Cup for 2021 was held last weekend for the Under 12 Boys and Under 13 Boys that kicked-off the Country Cup program in style.
The 2021 Cup competition allowed each and every regional Association to participate in the tournament whereby the Ted Scobie Oval in Griffith hosted the 12 Boys while Orange’s Jack Brabham Park hosted the 13 Boys.
With a number of exciting talents that have gone on the world stage such as Matilda Ellie Carpenter and Soccerooo Rhyan Grant to name a few, there were a number of potential stars that showcased their skills in front of the Talent Support Program (TSP) selectors.
Griffith FA made full use of their home venue taking out the Under 12 Boys Country Cup with a convincing 5-2 win over Dubbo FA.
In Orange, Albury-Wodonga FA defeated Dubbo FA 4-1 to take out the Under 13 Boys Country Cup.
Football NSW’s Development Manager for Regional Football Andrew Fearnley was delighted with how both Cup competitions were received by participants in the push for growing and developing more future talented footballers from regional areas.
“It was a great opportunity to have a large number of regional youth players compete against each other.
“This Cup provided a higher level of competition from their own Branch Championships whilst also providing us with an avenue to identify potential players that we can look to include in our successful Talent Support Program (TSP) in the future.”
Further Country Cup action will take place next weekend with the Under 14 Boys to be played at Bathurst from the 9th of July till the 11th and the Under 16 Boys at South Nowra over July 10th and 11th.
The Girls Country Cup tournaments are scheduled for the October long weekend.