Inaugural Vic Regional Challenge Cup kicks off this weekend!
The inaugural Victorian Regional Challenge Cup, which will bring together four Men’s and four Women’s teams from right around Victoria, will be staged at Geelong Soccer Club’s Stead Park complex this coming weekend.
Administered by the Country Leagues’ Football Association in conjunction with Football Federation Victoria (FFV), the senior regional champions’ tournament will be held at Geelong SC’s magnificently renovated complex all day on Saturday and Sunday.
The Men’s competition will see local champions Barwon SC take on Latrobe Valley Soccer League heavyweights Falcons 2000 from Morwell, the Goulburn North East League’s Shepparton SC and the recently formed South Western Football Association’s champions, Warrnambool Wolves.
The Wolves are no strangers to Geelong, having participated in the old WVSA competition in the early 2000s.
In the Women’s draw, local league champions Drysdale SC will be joined by Leongatha Knights from the Gippsland League, the Latrobe Valley competition’s Traralgon City and the Bendigo Association team.
The exciting new end of season cup competition was originally supposed to be hosted in Bendigo, but after the host pulled out, the Geelong Region Football Committee (GRFC) came to the rescue and agreed to host the weekend tournament in Geelong.
The Geelong Soccer Club’s Stead Park complex, which successfully hosted the recent Geelong Region Finals’ Series was selected as the hosting venue due to its availability and the club’s willingness to provide logistical and organisational resources to assist tournament organisers.
The full fixture list is as follows:
|Day||Division||Kick Off||Pitch 1||Pitch 2|
|Saturday||Mens||10am||Barwon v Falcons||Shepparton v Wolves|
|Saturday||Ladies||11.20am||Drysdale v Leongatha||Traralgon v Bendigo|
|Saturday||Mens||1.40pm||Barwon v Wolves||Falcons v Shepparton|
|Saturday||Ladies||2.50pm||Drysdale v Bendigo||Leongatha v Traralgon|
|Sunday||Ladies||9am||Bendigo v Leongatha||Traralgon v Drysdale|
|Sunday||Mens||10.20am||Wolves v Falcons||Shepparton v Barwon|