The Inaugural Bulls Cup has been hailed a success with more than 1000 grassroot football players from across Greater Sydney joining the tournament hosted by local A-League club Macarthur FC.
Boys and girls aged 9-13 years-old, converged on Emerald Hills Reserve, Leppington for the two day football tournament.
The Bulls Cup attracted teams to the region from Sydney’s North Shore, Eastern Suburbs, Inner West areas, as well as over 20 local teams also joining in on the action.
The tournament saw teams graded and assessed against a “Bulls playing style” - mastering key footballing moments like 1st touch, striking the ball, body positioning, skills, dribbling - by Macarthur FC technical staff instead of claiming points for winning.
Macarthur FC Technical Director Joe Haywood said the tournament had been an overwhelming success.
“We have seen some great team football played over the duration of the tournament.”
“I’d like to congratulate the winners and thank all the teams who participated in the Bulls Cup, to make it a success.” Haywood said.
Macarthur FC Chairman Gino Marra said the success of the Bulls Cup shows the appetite for further football development in the area.
“It was great honour for our club to host the inaugural Bulls Cup here in Camden at Emerald Hills Reserve. I’d like to thank Mayor Fedeli and Camden Council for their support of the event.”
“Attracting almost 1000 junior players locally and from across Greater Sydney to our area for the tournament is a fantastic result for football.” Mr Marra said.
Mayor of Camden Cr Theresa Fedeli said:
“The Bulls Cup was a great opportunity for not only young footballers to show off their skills to the clubs’ coaches, but also a chance to promote the Camden area to Greater Sydney,” Cr Fedeli said.
“Camden is home to many fantastic sporting facilities including Emerald Hills Reserve, so it was fantastic to be able to host the inaugural Bulls Cup right here in our area.
“Having been involved in football for many years, it’s great to see Macarthur FC organising fantastic community sporting initiatives and putting our beautiful region on the map.”
The Bulls return to Campbelltown Stadium for A-League action on Saturday night against a high-flying Melbourne City outfit, kicking off at 7:10pm.