Cromer Park, home to the Manly Warringah Football Association, is set to host the 2023 Football NSW State Cup Finals across two massive days of quality community football on Saturday 15th of July and Sunday 16th.
Due to Valentine Sports Park being utilised by the French Women’s Football side as they prepare for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Cromer Park was selected to facilitate all 14 matches, Saturday hosting all the Girls and Women’s finals while Sunday sees the Boys and Men’s spectacle.
Age groups from the 13 Boys and Girls competitions up to the Over 35 Men and All Age Women will take shape.
Two age groups have been named after former administrators and football advocates who have assisted in the development of our game in NSW.
The U21 Men will be taking part in the Robertson Cup while the All Age Men will be playing for the Bill Cullinan Cup.
The Manly Warringah Football Association (MWFA) lead the way with nine clubs representing their respective area, an achievement MWFA Chief Executive Officer David Mason is very proud of, as well as being able to host this major grassroots event.
“The MWFA is thrilled to have nine local teams from seven local clubs in the 2023 Football NSW State Cup Finals this weekend.
“The State Cup and the Champion of Champions competitions give teams in grassroots football the chance to test themselves against teams from all over New South Wales and we would like to congratulate all our teams that have qualified for the finals.
“We are equally proud to be able to host the State Cup Finals this weekend at Cromer Park and hope all teams competing enjoy the facility and the thrill of Grand Final Day.”
There will also be club representatives from the Sutherland Shire FA (4), Northern Suburbs (3), Football Canterbury (3), Football South Coast (2), Eastern Suburbs (2), Football St George (2), Hills Football (1), Blacktown (1) and Nepean (1) in this memorable tournament.
Club wise, it will be a massive day for Sutherland Shire Football Association’s Cronulla Seagulls FC who will have the most team entrants with their 18 Men’s, 21 Men and All Age Men competing in the big dance.
Long serving Football NSW Competitions Coordinator Kim Burge, who will be running her 18th State Cup Finals, was eagerly anticipating grassroots football’s first major tournament for 2023.
“The State Cup traditionally displays all the hard work and efforts displayed by each entrant that took part in what traditionally has been one of the toughest tournaments to participate in NSW.
“Congratulations to each participant and their club and Association on reaching the final, it will no doubt be a fantastic day for everyone involved as Football continues to thrive as the most participated sport played in NSW.”
By Mark Stavroulakis (Football NSW)