Socceroo Carl Valeri: Good luck lads!
Socceroo, Melbourne Victory FC and former Tuggeranong United FC junior Carl Valeri has wished Tuggeranong good luck as they put final preparations in place for their Westfield FFA Cup Match, 5 August, against South Hobart FC.
"I can't believe they are playing in the Westfield FFA Cup. Its great", said Carl Valeri, one of Tuggeranong's favourite sons.
"Well done to the players, the fans and the entire club.
It's crazy to think that if Melbourne Victory and Tuggies win their respective matches there is an outside chance we may meet in the Round of 16,", said Carl, as he ponders his own club's match against Bayswater City in Perth on 20 August......
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Westfield FFA Cup Squad announced
The TUFC Premier League squad to play in the Westfield FFA Cup Round of 32 match, 5 August 2014, against South Hobart has been announced. The squad is:
Rowen Forbes-Shepherd; Mitchell MacKenzie; Cameron Doherty; Jonathan Reis; Jon Toole; Chris Ruiz; Sean Kiddey; Matthew Menser; Tim Stewart; Michael Gurney; Muad Zwed; Ethan Munster; Mark DiBitonto; Sean Murphy; Daniel Colbertaldo; Harry Petit; Jordan Glover; and Tomas Ruiz. Coach: Steve Forshaw.
We are one! says coach Steve Forshaw
Loyalty, team unity and a deep desire to do well on the national stage is driving our flagship team as their Westfield FFA Cup fixture nears.
"The team has no silver bullet or star player, but we do have a very close team bond and loyalty to the Club. We are a solid group with many game breakers that can cause problems for the opposition. Our experience winning the 2013 Federation Cup left the taste of success so we are all keen to do well", said TUFC Men's Open team coach Steve Forshaw.
"Both teams have avoided the big guns so not surprisingly we both feel we have a real chance of moving into the round of 16. Whoever delivers good form on the night is likely to win", he said
He expects South Hobart to be difficult opposition, "They appear to play the right way with a strong passing game and good movement of the ball, and pace up front", Steve said.
Westfield FFA Cup Tickets on Sale
Tickets are now on sale for the 5 August FFA Cup match against South Hobart FC. Kick of is at 7:30pm, KGV Football Park, Hobart.
We encourage Tuggies supporters keen to be part of our football history to visit www.southhobartfc.com and/or contact
What is the Westfield FFA Cup?
The 2014 Westfield FFA Cup is the inaugural nation-wide knockout competition involving 22 club team qualifiers from all FFA affiliated State and Territory football federations. They are typically semi-professional or amateur and referred to as Member Federation Clubs. All 10 A-League clubs will take part, making up the 32 qualifiers. Over 600 club qualifiers Australia-wide participated to reach the round of 32. The Northern Territory will enter the competition in 2015.
The Round of 32 is structured so as to ensure that at least four A-League clubs play against a member federation club. Pending match outcomes it is possible for three member federation clubs to make it to the quarterfinals and one to semi-final. This aims to generate exposure at the grassroots level and make this competition a true national event.
The Westfield FFA Cup Final will be held on 16 December 2014.
Go to www.theffacup.com.au for more information and some great reading.
Hobart FC to host Tuggeranong in FFA Cup
Tuggeranong United FC National Premier League Men's Open team has been drawn away to South Hobart FC in round 32 of the Westfield FFA Cup. The match will take place at South Hobart Soccer Ground, on Tuesday 5 August 2014, 7:30pm AEST. FFA Cup details at www.theffacup.com.au