Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) has released the official fixture draw for the 2017 Heritage Cup today to all participating clubs.
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.