Mega night of football to open FFA Cup 2018 Round of 32

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The FFA Cup 2018 Round of 32 will kick-off on Wednesday 25 July with six massive all-Member Federation Clubs match-ups featuring Avondale FC from Victoria hosting the Marconi Stallions FC from NSW as the first match broadcast Live and Exclusive on FOX SPORTS.

The five other matches on the opening night will see the Port Melbourne Sharks SC taking on the APIA Leichhardt Tigers FC at 7:30pm, Gwelup Croatia SC from Western Australia taking on the Adelaide Comets, Canberra FC meeting Broadmeadow Magic FC, Bonnyrigg White Eagles FC facing fellow NSW NPL club Hakoah Sydney City East FC and finally a Brisbane Derby with Lions FC up against Olympic FC.

FFA CUP 2018 | ROUND OF 32 FIXTURE SCHEDULE

Date Home Team Away Team Venue Kick-off time

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Wed 25 July* Avondale FC (VIC) v Marconi Stallions FC (NSW) ABD Stadium, Broadmeadow 7:30pm 7:30pm
Wed 25 July Port Melbourne Sharks SC (VIC) v APIA Leichhardt Tigers FC (NSW) JL Murphy Reserve, Port Melbourne 7:30pm 7:30pm
Wed 25 July Gwelup Croatia SC (WA) v Adelaide Comets (SA) Dorrien Gardens, West Perth 6:30pm 8:30pm
Wed 25 July Canberra FC (ACT) v Broadmeadow Magic FC (NNSW) Deakin Stadium, Deakin 7:30pm 7:30pm
Wed 25 July Bonnyrigg White Eagles FC (NSW) v Hakoah Sydney City East FC (NSW) Bonnyrigg Sports Ground, Bonnyrigg 8:30pm 8:30pm
Wed 25 July Lions FC (QLD) v Olympic FC (QLD) Lions Stadium, Richlands 7:30pm 7:30pm
Wed 1 August* Rockdale City Suns FC (NSW) v Sydney FC TBC 7:30pm 7:30pm
Wed 1 August Adelaide United v Central Coast Mariners Marden Sports Complex, Marden 7:00pm 7:30pm
Wed 1 August Heidelberg United FC (VIC) v Charlestown City Blues FC (NNSW) Olympic Village, Heidelberg 7:30pm 7:30pm
Wed 1 August Cairns FC (QLD) v Armadale SC (WA) Barlow Park, Parramatta Park 7:30pm 7:30pm
Tues 7 August* Bentleigh Greens SC (VIC) v Wellington Phoenix Kingston Heath Soccer Complex, Cheltenham 7:30pm 7:30pm
Tues 7 August Gold Coast Knights FC (QLD) v Newcastle Jets Cbus Super Stadium, Robina 7:30pm 7:30pm
Tues 7 August Hellenic AC (NT) v Western Sydney Wanderers FC Darwin Stadium, Darwin 8:00pm 8:30pm
Tues 7 August Brisbane Roar FC v Melbourne City FC Dolphin Stadium, Redcliffe 7:30pm 7:30pm
Tues 7 August Perth Glory v Melbourne Victory nib Stadium, Perth 6:30pm 8:30pm
Tues 7 August Northcote City FC (VIC) v Devonport Strikers (TAS) Jack Edwards Reserve, Oakleigh 7:30pm 7:30pm

The second match night on Wednesday 1 August will see the first of the Member Federation club v Hyundai A-League club clashes with the Rockdale City Suns FC to host the last year’s FFA Cup Winners Sydney FC with the match to be broadcast Live and Exclusive on FOX SPORTS.

The other fixtures on the second match night of the FFA Cup 2018 Round of 32 include Heidelberg United FC hosting the Charlestown City Blues FC from Northern NSW at Olympic Village, Cairns FC and Armadale SC from Perth meeting at Barlow Park in Cairns and in an all-Hyundai A-League club affair, the Central Coast Mariners will travel to South Australia to face Adelaide United.

The third match night of the FFA Cup 2018 Round of 32 will be played on Tuesday 7 August with the headline fixture to feature the Bentleigh Greens SC up against the Wellington Phoenix at Kingston Heath, which will also be broadcast Live and Exclusive on FOX SPORTS.

In the remaining Member Federation club v Hyundai A-League club fixtures, the Newcastle Jets will head to Queensland to meet the Gold Coast Knights FC at Cbus Stadium and the Western Sydney Wanderers FC will travel to the Northern Territory to take on Hellenic AC at Darwin Stadium.

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In the outstanding all-Hyundai A-League club fixtures, Brisbane Roar FC will host Melbourne City FC at Dolphin Stadium and Perth Glory will go head-to-head with Melbourne Victory at nib Stadium.

The last fixture will see Northcote City FC host the Devonport Strikers from Tasmania.

As well as broadcasting one match Live and Exclusive in full on each match night, FOX SPORTS will also LIVE stream and provide updates and crosses to all other matches in the FFA Cup 2018 Round of 32 (seewww.foxsports.com.au for all broadcast and streaming details).

Ticketing information for each of the FFA Cup 2018 Round of 32 matches will be released in due course by each home club. Please visit www.theffacup.com.au for further details.

Football Empowerment

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We are very proud to announce our inaugural community football program in conjunction with City of Port Phillip, Port Melbourne SC and Football Empowerment, a non for profit charity organization run by our very own senior player, Kamal Ibrahim.

This is a wonderful footballing initiative reaching out to the whole community, said Giulio Avian Head of NPL (Under 12-16) PMSC

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PORT MELBOURNE (NEA ELLAS) SOCCER CLUB INC. (PMSC) Notice of General Meeting

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A general meeting of PMSC members is to be held on Thursday 19th July 2018 at 8pm to vote on the Special Resolution outlined in the attached notice.

The club is facing a period of unprecedented challenges to its nature and existence in the coming years.  With the implementation of the Fisherman’s Bend planning scheme, it is imperative that the club engages with the relevant stakeholders to ensure it is embedded in development planning for the JL Murphy Reserve precinct.  The current board has started a process of engagement with the City of Port Phillip and State Government agencies with the aim of participating in the development process and securing a long-term arrangement for access to upgraded facilities for the club.  The current status of this initiative will be outlined at the meeting.

It is also a challenging and competitive time for NPL clubs financially, and in order to secure its long-term future it is imperative that the club increases its revenue by attracting more corporate support.  This goes hand in hand with the development of the JL Murphy precinct and the vision for the club generally, and this requires an outlook and commitment beyond the normal two-year term of a PMSC board.

The current board is seeking the support of the membership to guide the club until the 2021 Annual General Meeting.  The board feels that stability and continuity of management is imperative if the club is to achieve a secure and successful future in the current environment.

James Vakrinos
PMSC President

 

2018 FFA Cup Round of 32 draw revealed

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The Magic of the Cup has thrown up a huge interstate derby with Port Melbourne Sharks SC playing a home game against NSW NPL club APIA Leichhardt Tigers FC  after the draw for the FFA Cup Round of 32 on Tuesday night.

The draw was conducted in Sydney by former Central Coast Mariners striker Daniel McBreen and Blacktown City star Danny Choi, who scored one of the greatest goals ever scored in the FFA Cup.

And the draw threw up some intriguing ties including;

FFA CUP 2018: ROUND OF 32 FIXTURES

  • Adelaide United v Central Coast Mariners
  • Perth Glory v Melbourne Victory
  • Brisbane Roar v Melbourne City
  • Northcote City FC v Devonport Strikers
  • Port Melbourne Sharks v APIA Leichhardt Tigers
  • Lions FC v Olympic FC
  • Heidelberg United v Charlestown City Blues
  • Gwelup Croatia v Adelaide Comets
  • Canberra FC v Broadmeadow Magic
  • Cairns FC v Armadale SC
  • Bonnyrigg White Eagles v Hakoah Sydney City East
  • Avondale FC v Marconi Stallions
  • Hellenic Athletic v Western Sydney Wanderers
  • Gold Coast Knights v Newcastle Jets
  • Bentleigh Greens v Wellington Phoenix
  • Rockdale City Suns v Sydney FC

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE 2018 FFA CUP FIXTURES

  • The Round of 32 fixtures will be played over four match nights (Tuesday or Wednesday) between 24 July and 8 August (four matches per night).
  • The Round of 16 to be played on two match nights between 21 August and 29 August.
  • The Quarter Finals – which will be played on two match nights between 18 September and 26 September – have been shifted from last year to avoid a crossover with Member Federation National Premier Leagues (NPL) Grand Finals, as well as September’s FIFA International Window.
  • The Semi-Finals will be played on a stand-alone weekend in early (6-7) October, two weeks prior to the commencement of the Hyundai A-League 2018/19 Season.
  • The FFA Cup Final 2018 will be played in October for the first time, with the evening of Wednesday, 31 October locked in for the competition’s showpiece.

WHERE YOU CAN WATCH THE 2018 FFA CUP

FOX SPORTS will again provide comprehensive coverage from the Round of 32 onwards.

The FFA Cup’s official broadcaster will show one LIVE match per match night while providing coverage and updates, as well as live streams, of all non-broadcast matches.

Details regarding the FOX SPORTS broadcast and streaming will be announced closer to the start of the Round of 32.

Keep an eye on the official site – www.theffacup.com.au – for more information.

FFA Cup 2018 Round of 32 – Live Draw

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The clubs have been confirmed for the FFA Cup 2018 Round of 32.

A record number of 772 Clubs entered the FFA Cup 2018 competition. This number includes the 761 clubs from the 9 member federations who competed in the FFA Cup Preliminary Rounds, the NPL 2017 Champions Heidelberg United and the 10 Hyundai A-League Clubs.

FFA Cup 2018 – Round of 32 Live Draw

When: Tuesday 26 June 2018

Time: 7:30pm (AEST)

Broadcast: The draw will be LIVE on Fox Sports (Channel 503) and streamed LIVE on www.foxsports.com.au and www.theffacup.com.au

The draw will be conducted by – Danny Choi (Blacktown City FC) and Danny McBreen (Edgeworth Eagles FC)

Ten (10) clubs, Adelaide Comets (FFSA), Armadale SC (FW), Avondale FC (FFV), Canberra FC (CF), Charlestown City Blues FC (NNSWF), Gold Coast Knights FC (FQ), Gwelup Croatia SC (FW), Hellenic Athletic Club (FFNT), Northcote City FC (FFV) and Port Melbourne Sharks SC (FFV) will make their debuts in the FFA Cup Final Rounds.

The draw for the Round of 32 will be conducted at 7:30pm (AEST) Tuesday 26 June at the FOX SPORTS studios in Sydney. The draw will be hosted by Heather Miller and Teo Pellizzeri from FOX SPORTS with the draw to be conducted by Blacktown City’s Danny Choi and Danny McBreen from Edgeworth Eagles FC and FOX SPORTS FOOTBALL.

The draw will be LIVE on Fox Sports (Channel 503) and streamed online at www.foxsports.com.au and www.theffacup.com.au.

The Round of 32 draw will see the Hyundai A-League clubs placed into one pot (Pot A), with the Member Federation clubs placed into another pot (Pot B).

The order of the draw, will see balls pulled out of the pots in order to firstly determine the three (3) all Hyundai A-League club matches and nine (9) all Member Federation club parings before the intriguing four (4) Member Federation club v Hyundai A-League club fixtures with the Member Federation Club always be provided first opportunity to host the Hyundai A-League club. All FFA Cup matches will be played in Australia.

The 16 matches in the Round of 32 will be held over three weeks with four matches per night across four POSSIBLE match nights (either Tuesdays or Wednesdays) beginning in the last week of July.

FOX SPORTS will provide a FULL LIVE BROADCAST of one match per match night while providing coverage and updates as well as LIVE streaming of all non-broadcast matches.

Full details regarding the FOX SPORTS broadcast will be announced closer to the start of the Round of 32.

Qualified clubs and numbering for the draw

Pot A (10 Hyundai A-League clubs)

1. Adelaide United, 2. Brisbane Roar FC, 3. Central Coast Mariners, 4. Melbourne City FC, 5. Melbourne Victory, 6. Newcastle Jets, 7. Perth Glory, 8. Sydney FC, 9. Wellington Phoenix, 10. Western Sydney Wanderers FC

Pot B (22 Member Federation clubs)

11. Adelaide Comets, 12. APIA Leichhardt FC, 13. Armadale SC, 14. Avondale FC, 15. Bentleigh Greens SC, 16. Bonnyrigg White Eagles FC, 17. Broadmeadow Magic FC, 18. Cairns FC, 19. Canberra FC, 20. Charlestown City Blues FC, 21. Devonport Strikers, 22. Gold Coast Knights FC, 23. Gwelup Croatia SC, 24. Hakoah East Sydney FC, 25. Heidelberg United FC, 26. Hellenic Athletic Club, 27. Lions FC, 28. Marconi Stallions FC, 29. Northcote City FC, 30. Olympic FC, 31. Port Melbourne Sharks SC, 32. Rockdale City Suns FC

Draw process (Two pots – Pot A & Pot B)

Pot A: 6 balls drawn out one at a time from Pot A (home then away) for the three (3) Hyundai A-League v Hyundai A-League matches.

Pot B: 18 balls drawn out one at a time from Pot B (home then away) for the nine (9) Member Federation v Member Federation matches.

Pot B & A: Remaining balls drawn out one at a time (home from Pot B & then away from Pot A) for the four (4) Member Federation v Hyundai A-League matches.

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