Stars come alive as 2024 Bathurst Cup shines
The 2024 Bathurst Cup took centre stage over the weekend as competing clubs from the Football NSW Boys Youth League and AYL competitions were joined by Association club and representative teams as well as teams from Capital Football and Northern NSW.
The action was intense as you’d imagine with this Cup acting as the final pre-season tournament hit out before all leagues commence for the 2024 season.
There were a number of quality displays from teams and players, such was the positive vibe seen at Bathurst.
In the Under 13’s category, Bankstown City Lions FC defeated Mt Druitt Town Rangers FC in a tightly fought contest with a 1-0 win.
The 14’s saw a carbon copy of the 13’s final with Bankstown City Lions FC coming out on top 1-0 against the Mt Druitt Town Rangers.
The Under 15’s saw Bankstown City Lions FC earn themselves yet another spot in the final but were downed by a dominant NWS Spirit FC 2-1.
NWS Spirit FC added a second trophy to its cabinet following a 3-0 win over Northern NSW’s Mid Coast FC who had a great run to make the final.
After missing out in the younger age groups, the Mt Druitt Town Rangers got their hands on a trophy after taking out the Under 18s against Mid Coast FC. The Rangers stormed home with a convincing 5-1 win.
“The tournament was a great showcase of football from such a large variety of football of clubs, with a good mix of competition and an opportunity for clubs to play good pre-season matches against club they don’t usually play,” said Football NSW’s Regional Development Manager Andrew Fearnley.
“It was great to see just under 100 clubs participate in what was a fantastic weekend of football in Bathurst as we now set our sights for this weekend’s Proctor Park Challenge.”
Bathurst will be busy once more as the Proctor Park Challenge takes centre stage for the Girls set to be held on the 10th and 11th of February.
Football NSW would like to thank Bathurst District Football for hosting such a successful event.