Community Support through Football

February 22nd, 2019
PHOTO: Mrs McMillan with the Callan McMillan Memorial Shield ‘A’ Division proudly supported by Tursa Employment & Training.

Football Far North Coast is pleased to confirm that “Tursa Employment and Training” has again agreed to be the major sponsor of the ANZAC Cup competition.

This event has been conducted since 1950 and will commence on Friday 1st March with Men’s competitions in Premiers, Open A, Open B, in addition to a Grade 16 culminating with the respective Finals being played at Crozier Field Lismore on Saturday 27th April. The Callan McMillan Memorial Shields that were first contested in 1981 will also be decided for the female Division “A” and “B” with the Finals on Sunday 28th April, also at Crozier.

All Premier Division men’s teams will contest this round robin event over three rounds, semi finals and a final. Returning to the Premier Division in 2019, Ballina SC is keen to confirm their competitiveness, with other teams aiming to use the pre-season competition to measure their likely competitiveness for 2019. Lismore Thistles SC will aim to retain the ANZAC Cup and Callan McMillan “A” Division titles that the club won last season. Lismore Workers FC will compete in the men’s premier competition this year despite the club not being eligible to participate in premier division for the winter competition. The Redmen are rebuilding after a few lean years and the proud club that has won the title 15 times, are sure to add to the excitement of this competition.

Tursa’s Deputy Chief Officer Corporate Services, Todd Baldwin said, “Tursa Employment and Training recognises that Football is a powerful sport to be aligned with and our long association with this event is also consistent with our respect for the values that ANZAC Day promotes.” “Football reaches a wide cross section of our community and is an activity that is consistent with the objectives of our organisation.” Mr Baldwin said. Football Far North Coast acknowledges the support that Tursa Employment and Training gives and we applaud that organisation as being a positive corporate citizen that maintains an active interest in our sport and the community more broadly. Football Far North Coast also extends an appreciation to Mrs McMillan who proudly endorses the ongoing legacy of her late husband and son, who were pioneers for the game locally through their vision in promoting female football.

Fixtures for each competition can be found here

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