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Sydney Olympic and South Melbourne to face off at The Greek Herald Cup in 2024

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In an exciting development for football enthusiasts and the Greek community alike, two iconic Greek heritage football clubs, Sydney Olympic FC (SOFC) and South Melbourne FC (SMFC), are set to face off in a highly anticipated match on January 13, 2024.

The thrilling encounter, named The Greek Herald Cup after the esteemed newspaper, will take place at Jubilee Stadium in Kogarah, Sydney.

Both Sydney Olympic and South Melbourne, were recently confirmed among the eight foundation clubs to take part in Australia’s National Second Tier (NST) competition by Football Australia, set to commence in March / April 2025.

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(L-R) President of South Melbourne FC Nick Maikousis and Sydney Olympic FC President Damon Hanlin at the NST announcement in November.

In anticipation of the inaugural 2025 NST, Sydney Olympic will take on their interstate rivals, South Melbourne to showcase their immense talent and rich heritage in this historic clash.

The Greek Herald Cup will represent a new chapter in the history of these two great Australian clubs as they are once again elevated to the national stage, playing old rivals for new successes.

The name of the cup is dedicated to The Greek Herald – a newspaper that has served as a main source of information, updates, and announcements for Sydney Olympic and South Melbourne throughout their illustrious histories. As the tournament’s namesake, The Greek Herald Cup pays homage to the newspaper’s unwavering support of both clubs and its pivotal role in connecting the Greek community.

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The Greek Herald Cup will be held on January 13, 2024.

Jubilee Stadium will be sure to turn blue and white which has become synonymous with both clubs’ identity and heritage. As a mark of unity and support, the audience is encouraged to wear these colours proudly, further enhancing the electric atmosphere at the Kogarah venue.

Mark your calendars for January 13, 2024, to witness history in the making and showcase your unwavering support for these esteemed clubs.

Event details:

Date: January 13 2024

Time: 5pm kick-off

Location: Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, 249 Princes Hwy, Kogarah NSW 2218

Match Tickets: Children under the age of 15 enter FREE, concessions $10 and all other tickets $20pp. Tickets to be purchased at the gate.

For further information and updates, stay tuned to The Greek Herald’s website and follow them on social media.

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