Football NSW is set to host the 53rd Champion of Champions Finals this Sunday at Valentine Sports Park. Seventeen matches will take place over a huge day as 34 of NSW’s cream of the crop grassroots teams meet to determine the Champion of their respective age group.
Over 300 teams and over 5,000 players participated in Football NSW’s prestigious knockout tournament, battling week in week out to reach Sunday’s Finals.
Football NSW’s headquarters at Valentine Sports Park is set to come alive, with football action commencing at 8:15am and the final matches kicking off at 4:15pm.
A bumper crowd is expected to soak in the sights, sounds and atmosphere on what is one of the organisation’s most popular events for grassroots football.
In an amazing achievement, the Manly Warringah Football Association (MWFA) will field the most teams on the day, with eleven sides hoping to capture as many titles as possible for the proud area of the Northern Beaches.
Alongside MWFA, Sutherland Shire FA (5), Football St George (3), Nepean FA (3), Football South Coast (2), Northern Suburbs FA (2) and North West Sydney Football (2) will also have strong representation at the big dance.
Clubs from Central Coast Football (1), Football Canterbury (1), Granville & District Soccer FA (1), Hills Football (1), Macarthur FA (1) and Southern Districts Soccer FA (1) will also fight for their right to win silverware in this well-respected tournament.
A special mention goes to Sutherland Shire FA’s Cronulla Seagulls, who will have three teams featured (18 Men, 21 Men, Over 45 Men). Northern Suburbs FA’s Lindfield (16 Girls, 17 Boys) will have two teams pushing for glory this Sunday, as will the Manly Warringah FA trio of Forest Killarney (15 Boys, Over 30 Women), Wakehurst FC (15 Girls, 18 Men) and Pittwater RSL FC (16 Girls, All Age Men).
2023 Champion of Champions Finals
Sunday 22 October
Valentine Sports Park
13 Boys – BTH Raiders v Horsley Park United, 8:15am, Field 2
13 Girls – Colo SFC v Kellyville United, 9:45am, Field 1
14 Boys – Eschol Park v Balgownie JFC, 9:30am, Field 2
14 Girls – CC Strikers v East Gosford, 8:30am, Field 1
15 Boys – Forest Killarney v Banksia Tigers, 8:30am, Field 3
15 Girls – Lilli Pilli v Wakehurst, 2:30pm, Field 1
16 Boys – Enfield v Merrylands SFC, 10:45am, Field 2
16 Girls – Lindfeld v Pittwater RSL, 1:00pm, Field 1
17 Boys – Lindfield v Sans Souci, 12:00pm, Field 3
18 Men – Cronulla Seagulls v Wakehurst, 12:15pm, Field 2
18 Women – Manly Vale v Shellharbour JFC, 11:00am, Cromer Park Field 1
21 Men – Cronulla Seagulls v Brookvale, 2:15pm, Field 2
All Age Men – West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook v Pittwater, 4:15pm, Field 2
All Age Women – Jamisontown Giants v Seaforth, 4:00pm, Field 1
Over 30 Women – Epping FC v Forest Killarney, 1:45pm, Field 3
Over 35 Men – Como Jannali v Springwood United, 3:45pm, Field 3
Over 45 Men – Cronulla Seagulls v Hurstville City Minotaurs, 10:00am, Field 3
*Deploy Football is the official ball sponsor for the 2023 Champion of Champions Finals
*A reminder that Valentine Sports Park is a sport venue and smoking, alcohol & pets are prohibited
Official Tournament Hashtag: #ChampionOfChampions
By Mark Stavroulakis (Football NSW)