FFA Cup Feature Game - Round 1

Search for #MagicOfTheCup Continues

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The Victorian rounds of Westfield FFA Cup continue this weekend with Round 1 kicking off this Saturday February 27, 2016.

The feature game, with official Westfield FFA Cup balls, signage and the FFV camera filming will be on Sunday February 28, 2016 at Power Reserve in Doveton when Keysborough SC takes on Darebin United.

See the action from the Qualifying Round feature game - White Star Dandenong v Parkmore SC below:

Match photographers proved a huge hit in round 1 capturing the #MagicOfTheCup - see Anita Milas' gallery of White Star Dandenong v Parkmore and Graeme Furlong's gallery of Kyneton District v RMIT FC.

This weekend there will be a photographer at Point Cook v Churchill United at Grange Reserve in Hoppers Crossing and Kings Domain v Wangaratta City at Clifton Park in Brunswick.

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See full fixtures here

The feature game will be heading to the northern or western suburbs in Round 2.

Referee Appointment

The referee for this weekend's feature game between Keysborough SC and Darebin United will be Senko Rastocic. Senior referees have been appointed as mentors to young assistants in selected games of the early Westfield FFA Cup rounds.

FFA Cup feature game officials Nick Babinczky, Hary Milas and Peter Jaworski

FFA Cup feature game officials Nick Babinczky, Hary Milas and Peter Jaworski

"The FFA Cup is a great opportunity for the referees department to use for development purposes and give referees experience of a national cup competition and being involved in cup games," FFV Referee Youth Development Manager Chris Hope said.

"The assistant referees officiating with Hary Milas at last round's feature game had only done a handful of senior lines thus far. Both are members of the new FFV Referees Academy which was formed in 2016 to support the referee development pathway in Victoria.

"Both benefited from working on a game with a referee of Hary Milas' experience and thoroughly enjoyed the experience."

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