Greek Community Cup to return to Melbourne this month

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The Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) is once again proud to announce the launch of the 2024 Greek Community Cup.

The tournament runs from 12/1/24 till the 4/2/24 with all matches to be played at Heatherton United Soccer Club, 482 Springvale Rd, Springvale South.

The tournament will include powerhouse NPL teams in South Melbourne Hellas, Heidelberg Alexander FC and Oakleigh Cannons FC, just to name a few as well as other Greek Clubs. South Melbourne was the Inaugural Champions last year and they look forward to defending their title.

GCM President, Bill Papastergiadis had this to say, leading into the tournament.

“We at the Community as so proud to host this tournament as it’s a way of engaging with our younger generation and as we know, through sports, people become united.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 as it will truly be an entertaining and spectacular event for our community,” Mr Papastergiadis said.

Michael Karamitos, Vice President of the GCM can’t wait for the tournament to begin.

“As a football lover, I’m excited to once again be a part of the Greek Community Cup and following last year’s successful inaugural tournament, I’m confident that 2024 will be as exciting as what it was last year.

“We have some great rivals participating against one another and we look forward to some great matches. I wish all the teams the best of luck for the tournament,” Mr Karamitos said.

Steve Tsalikidis, President of Heidelberg United FC commended the GCM for this initiative.

“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 the commencement of the tournament,” Mr Tsalikidis said.

Aki Ionnas, from Oakleigh Cannons FC also applauded the Community.

“Congratulations to the Greek Community for organising the Greek Cup and we look forward to the event in the next few weeks,” Mr Ionnas said.

Kon Tangalakis, coach of Kingston FC commented as follows.

“The Cup is a unique opportunity for clubs like Kingston to challenge themselves against higher clubs like South Melbourne Hellas, Heidelberg and Oakleigh and we so look forward to the challenge,” Mr Tangalakis said.

Finally, Andrew Mesourouni from South Melbourne Hellas, continued the applause for the initiative.

“South is very proud to once again enter a team in the Cup and the club looks forward to defending its title,” Mr Mesourouni said.

For tournament schedule, please visit Greek Community Cup (greekcup.com.au). For all other tournament information, visit the greekcup.com.au or greekcommunity.com.au.

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