Shellharbour JFC steal the show at this year’s Champions of Champions


Football South Coast side Shellharbour JFC were the talk of the 2022 Champion of Champions Finals after they made tournament history taking out an incredible three titles from its three matches in the 14 and 15 Boys and 16 Girls categories.

It was an amazing day for the ambitious club and a moment passionate Club President Yani Sekuloski will never forget.

“I could not be prouder of our Club,” Sekuloski stated to Football NSW.

“To win one Champion of Champions title is a very difficult thing to achieve. To win three in one day is something we will remember forever.

“I’m so proud of the players, coaches, managers and families associated with these teams.

“Their success on Sunday was made possible by the strength of the Club that sits behind them. From our Executive, the Committee, our army of volunteers, families, and our supporters.

“Our Club keeps going from strength to strength.”

Not even the rain deterred the hundreds of Shellharbour supporters that made the trek to Football NSW’s spiritual headquarters to witness history in the making.

“It was great to see so many people from Shellharbour make the effort to support our teams.

“The Champion of Champions tournament is the pinnacle of grassroots football, to do so well here means the world to our Club and is reward for the efforts of many, many committed SJFC people.”

The 14 Boys defeated Pitt Town FC 2-1, the 15 Boys won its duel in a cliff-hanger against Bankstown Sports Strikers 1-0 and the 16 Girls were far too superior for Terrigal United winning 4-1.

This rounded up an unforgettable season for Shellharbour JFC who, thanks to Sekuloski’s vision along with his committee, are looking forward to an even bigger 2023 campaign.

“2023 will be an exciting one for the club.

“For the first time, our junior boys will have a pathway to senior football under the Shellharbour brand.

“Our senior women’s teams will continue to build on the solid start they have made since their first season in 2019.

While our junior base is expected to continue its growth.

“It wouldn’t surprise me if we top 1000 junior boys and girls registrations next year. We have always been a forward-thinking Club and we will continue to work on ways to improve what we do, particularly around facilities.

“With ever growing numbers we have to forward plan to make sure we have the infrastructure we need.

“Our Club has come a long way over the last 10 years, and I’m excited by what’s to come.”