Tilligerry United FC to host six-a-side World Cup tournament

Tilligerry United FC World Cup organisers Bec Bews (left) and Eustacia Moores are excited to host this Saturday’s six-a-side tournament at Mallabula Sports Complex.

ALL roads lead to the Mallabula Sports Complex this Saturday when Tilligerry United Football Club hosts its inaugural World Cup six-a-side tournament.

Female teams of all ages will represent a country of their choice at the Gala sporting event that has already attracted more than 200 participants.

Tilligerry United FC Female Participation Officer Eustacia Moores told News Of The Area, “The event is part of the club’s determined drive to increase female player participation in 2023.

“There has already been an unprecedented wave of interest shown from girls and women in the region to join the game and this tournament provides an opportunity for players of all abilities,” she revealed.

As Australia and New Zealand prepare to co-host the ninth FIFA Women’s World Cup later this year, industrious Eustacia, along with club registrar Bec Bews, have been working tirelessly behind the scenes in preparation for the Tilligerry United FC event.

“We have teams of all ages representing a country of their choice in a real celebration of the region’s cultural heritage,” said Eustacia.

Tilligerry United FC will field Mixed Under 7, Under 9 and Under 11 junior categories for its inaugural World Cup as well as Under 13, Under 15s and All Age 2 divisions on the day.

In an important step towards their long-term goal of increasing female player participation and improving female player retention, the club will provide free childcare services to parents on the day.

“We will have staff operating our child minding service throughout the day which is a huge boost to parents – especially the mums that are keen to play,” Eustacia added.

Action commences at 9am and there’ll be raffles, face painting, sausage sizzle and food trucks available for families and supporters in attendance.

For further details on the tournament contact Eustacia on 0413 361 772.

By Chris KARAS

Leave a Reply