The Western Sydney Wanderers Schools Cup kicks-off today with the Nepean Football Association regional qualifiers being played in Penrith.
Open to all schools in Western Sydney, the regional qualifiers will continue through to August with Bankstown, Granville, Blacktown, Southern Districts, Gladesville-Hornsby and Macarthur still to come.
With three divisions on show including High School Boys (Years 7/8), High School Girls (Years 7/8) and Primary School Mixed (Years 5/6), the main focus of the competition is to have a fun and enjoyable experience for staff, referees and students while being able to challenge other schools in Western Sydney.
CEO John Tsatsimas said the continuation of the Wanderers Schools Cup is good for Western Sydney.
“Now in its third year the Wanderers Schools Cup is another chance for our club to give back to the community and help ensure football is accessible to everyone growing up in Western Sydney,” explained Tsatsimas.
“We saw the diversity and talent in our region during the Wanderers Community Asian Cup and now we’re continuing that legacy by giving the opportunity for school-aged children to participate in a similar tournament.
“Football is the lifeblood of so many families in Western Sydney and the Wanderers Schools Cup will help grow a child’s love affair with football while keeping kids healthy, active and engaged.”
Monday 18 May, Nepean Football Association, Jamison Park York Road, Penrith (wet weather back-up: Tuesday 2 June)
Wednesday 10 June, Bankstown District Amateur Football Association, Crest Soccer Complex Bankstown (wet weather back-up: Thursday 23 July)
Monday 22 June, Granville & Districts Soccer Football Association, Binalong Park Old Toongabbie (wet weather back-up Monday 25 June)
Monday 20 July, Blacktown District Soccer Football Association, Blacktown Football Park Eastern Rd, Rooty Hill
Thursday 16 July, Southern Districts Soccer Football Association, Knight Park Yennora (wet weather back-up: Monday 3 August)
Tuesday 28 July, Gladesville-Hornsby Football Association, Eric Mobbs Reserve Castle Hill (wet weather back-up: Monday 10 August)
Thursday 6 August, Macarthur Football Association, Ron Dine Memorial Reserve Camden (wet weather back-up: Monday 17 August)