Future Stars Shine Bright: Greek Community Cup Ignites Passion for Sports

Greek Cup

The Greek Community of Melbourne and Victoria is once again proud to announce the 2024 Greek Community Cup launch. The tournament runs from January 12th, 2024, to February 4th, 2025, with all matches to be played at Heatherton United Soccer Club, 482 Springvale Rd, Springvale South.

The tournament will feature powerhouse NPL teams like South Melbourne Hellas, Heidelberg Alexander FC, and Oakleigh Cannons FC, along with other Greek Clubs. South Melbourne, the inaugural champions, are eager to defend their title.

Leading into the tournament, Greek Community President Bill Papastergiadis had this to say:

"We at the Community are so proud to host this tournament as it's a way of engaging with our younger generation. We know that sports unite people, and following last year's successful tournament, we look forward to bigger and better things this year. I encourage as many people as possible to come along and support the teams. It will truly be an entertaining and spectacular event for our community."

Michael Karamitos, Vice President of the Greek Community, also shared his excitement:

"As a football lover, I'm excited to once again be a part of the Greek Community Cup. Following last year's successful inaugural tournament, I'm confident that 2024 will be just as exciting. We have some great rivals participating and we look forward to some amazing matches. I wish all the teams the best of luck."

Representatives from various participating teams praised the initiative:

  • Steve Tsalikidis, President of Heidelberg United FC: "The Greek Community Cup gives all clubs the opportunity to participate in a pre-season tournament and trial new players leading into the regular season. We look forward to its commencement."
  • Aki Ionnas, from Oakleigh Cannons FC: "Congratulations to the Greek Community for organizing the Greek Cup. We look forward to the event in the next few weeks."
  • Kon Tangalakis, coach of Kingston FC: "The Cup is a unique opportunity for clubs like Kingston to challenge themselves against higher clubs like South Melbourne Hellas, Heidelberg, and Oakleigh. We look forward to the challenge."
  • Andrew Mesourouni, from South Melbourne Hellas: "South is very proud to once again enter a team in the Cup and the club looks forward to defending its title."

Fixtures will be released very shortly. For all tournament information, you can visit the website greekcup.com.au.

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