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Winston Hills FC, Castle Hill RSL in Champions Finals

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-1/5 vc_col-md-1/5 vc_col-xs-1/5″][us_image image=”67486″ size=”thumbnail” align=”left” style=”circle” has_ratio=”1″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/12″ offset=”vc_col-lg-4/5 vc_col-md-4/5 vc_col-xs-4/5″][vc_column_text]By Lawrence Machado[/vc_column_text][us_post_date][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]
Winston Hills FC and Rocket’s Castle Hills RSL FC carry the hopes of the Hills football fraternity when they compete at this Sunday’s (October 23) 52nd Champion of Champions finals at Valentine Sports Park, Glenwood.

This is the glamorous finale for Football NSW with 38 teams battling for glory in 19 grand finals, starting at 8.30am. Hills Football, the peak body for the sport in t e district, is counting on a large fan base to cheer on Winston Hills’ under 17s and Castle Hill RSL’s Under 13s.

“We couldn’t be prouder of both teams and we wish them luck in their games,” Hills Football said. “We would love to have the whole Hills District community,” supporting these teams.

Castle Hill RSL kick off the festival of football taking on Balgownie JFC in the boys Under 13 final at 8.30am. Winston Hills will vie for the boys Under 17 title against Prouille FC at 12.30pm.

At last weekend’s Champion of Champions semifinals, Hills Football were represented by seven teams, with Kellyville Kolts, Castle Hill United, Kenthurst & District SC and Rouse Hill Rams SC teams being eliminated.

“Commencing in 1968, the Champion of Champions tournament is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the footballing calendar, with champions from each association pitted against each other in a battle for supremacy,” FNSW media manager Mark Stavroulakis said. “This Champion of Champions instalment will be extra special, following a two-year absence due to COVID. A bumper crowd is expected to soak in the sights, sounds and atmosphere on what will be one of the organisation’s most popular events for grassroots football.”

More than 300 teams participated in the knockout tournament.

Sutherland Shire Football Association field seven finalists, followed by Northern Suburbs FA (5), Football South Coast (4), Manly FA (4) and Football St George (4). Clubs from the Eastern Suburbs FA (3), Hills Football (2), Macarthur FA (2), Nepean FA (2), Central Coast Football (2), Southern Districts SFA (1), Canterbury District SFA (1) and Bankstown District Amateur FA (1) are also vying for silverware.

The tournament concludes with the allwomen’s and all-men’s grand finals at 5.15pm on fields 1 and 2. The finals will be streamed exclusively on NPL.TV.

Bella Vista FC the newest club Newly-formed Bella Vista FC will join Hills Football in the 2023 season as a full member and participate in their programs and competitions. Bella Vista FC will play their home games at Balmoral Road Reserve, Kellyville Sports Complex.

Hills Football is calling for expressions of interest for committee , and positions include the president, secretary, treasurer, registrar, football coordinator and member protection information officer.

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Lawrence Machodo

Highly experienced and award-winning journalist with a demonstrated history of working in the newspaper and media industry both in Australia and overseas.  Lawrence Machodo is our Sports Writer.

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