The draw will see NNSWF’s four oldest continuous clubs play each other on the first night of the tournament.
The Hunter Region’s rich football history will be recognised and those clubs who put the game where it is today will be acknowledged, with the pilot event to take place over the weekend of March 3-4-5.
As a pilot year for the Heritage Cup, NNSWF has only selected clubs within the NNSW Premier Competitions to trial the concept and to gauge support for the competition in the busy pre-season window, with the exception of Maryland Fletcher FC as the area represents the first ever football club established in Northern NSW, being Minmi Rangers.
At the conclusion of the tournament, further evaluation will be made and it is hoped that in the future more clubs that meet the required criteria from the Hunter Region and beyond can be invited to participate in the initiative.
Heritage Cup Update – Venue Change
Heritage Cup Update – Grand Final Moved To Cessnock
04/03/2017 – 5:45PM
Due to continued rain across Newcastle today, the venue for tomorrow’s Heritage Cup Grand Final has been moved to Turner Park Cessnock, with Adamstown Oval deemed unfit for play this afternoon.
Given the origins of the game in Northern NSW are attributed to the early miners in the Region, the Hunter Valley location for the Heritage Cup Grand Final at Cessnock is a fitting culmination to the inaugural tournament. Tomorrow’s Grand Final will kick off at 10am.