ARU Bids For '17 Lions Tour Opener Singapore F1 Race Faces Pollution Issue FFA Announces 'National Plan' For Football Event Notes Canberra Backed As A-League Venue Ryder Cup Unveils Ticket Checker No Deal For 3 Former Cronulla Players McKenzie Backs Canberra Stadium Turnkey Reveals Men, Women Dichotomy London Marathon Raises Record Amounts
Enter amount in full numerical value, without currency symbol or commas (ex: 3000000).
Upcoming Conferences and Events
SBD Global/August 30, 2013/Events and Attractions
Long Awaited Australian Cup Competition To Start In 2014, Modeled After FA Cup
Published August 30, 2013
WANT MORE GREAT STORIES LIKE THIS?
CLICK ON ONE OF THESE BUTTONS
QUALIFYING TALK: In Sydney, Dominic Bossi reported local association clubs "can qualify for next year's competition through existing regional and state competitions," such as the Waratah Cup in New South Wales. Semi-pro clubs "will enter the tournament in progressive stages due to a seeding system, with the 10 A-League clubs earmarked to be introduced at the round-of-32 stage." The final composition of the other 22 teams "will likely be formed on a pro-rata basis reflecting the number of registered players and clubs of each state and territory, with NSW and Victoria set to be the most represented members" (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 8/30). In Canberra, Lee Gaskin reported with Canberra having missed out on an A-League team, Capital Football CEO Heather Reid said that "it was important the region's elite players could be exposed to top-level football." Reid: "It's another opportunity for our men's clubs. We're working with the FFA to promote these additional opportunities, especially in the absence of an A-League or an NYL (National Youth League) team, entry is really important from our point of view" (CANBERRA TIMES, 8/30).