Glenmore Park FC will field an impressive eight teams at this weekend’s prestigious Football NSW Champion of Champions tournament.
Commencing in 1968, Champion of Champions is one of the most significant tournaments in the footballing calendar, with champions from each association around the state pitted against each other in a battle for supremacy.
In what’s a record amount for the local club, Glenmore Park FC will send eight Division 1 teams: U12 Girls, U12 Boys, U13 Boys, U16 Boys, U17 Boys, U18 Girls, U21 Boys and Over 45 Men.
The eight teams qualified after finishing first past the post in their respective Division 1 Nepean Football Association (NFA) competitions.
Glenmore Park FC President, Graham Moore, said the club has enjoyed a strong season, which has resulted in so many teams selected.
“We had seven teams take part last year but this year we have eight, which is definitely the most we’ve ever had,” he told the Weekender.
“We’ve never won the Champion of Champions, but we’ve finished runners-up three times. We are very confident that we can come home with some silverware on this occasion.”
The Champion of Champions tournament, which begins on September 16 and runs for five weeks, will be played under a knockout format – therefore if a team loses, they are eliminated. Champions will be crowned on October 21.
Moore said he was “extremely proud” of his club’s achievements.
Nathan Taylor is the Weekender’s Deputy Editor and Senior Sports Writer. He also compiles the weekly Chatter on the Box TV column. Nathan is an award-winning journalist, who has worked at the Weekender for nearly a decade.