Photo: Local soccer players with Matthew Langford from We Plan It, City of Casey Mayor Cr Amanda Stapledon, Patrick Thompson and Rolando Navas from the Australian Football Skool celebrated the announcement today that the City of Casey will host the 2020 Casey Cup at Casey Fields. 

In partnership with Australian Football Skool and We Plan It Inc, the City of Casey is proud to announce that Casey Fields will be the host of the 2020 Casey Cup.

To be played over three days from Friday 27 March to Sunday 29 March, the 2020 Casey Cup is likely to be the largest soccer tournament ever held in Casey.

It is anticipated that at least 300 teams, up to 4000 competitors and their accompanying persons, and officials, from Victoria and throughout Australia and overseas will be attending the event and an anticipated 10,000 spectators will attend the event over the weekend in March next year.

Conducted by The Australian Football Skool and supported by the City of Casey, the tournament is open to all age groups including U7-U18 boys, U7-U18 girl’s teams and all abilities categories attracting up to 300 teams from local clubs, metropolitan Melbourne, country Victoria, interstate and overseas. Football Victoria qualified referees provided and medal and trophies for winners and runners up.

City of Casey Mayor Cr Amanda Stapledon is excited for the opportunities this event will bring to both participants and the wider City of Casey.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for young athletes to showcase their skills and enjoy Casey Field’s outstanding facilities,” she said.

“This helps us realise our dream for Casey Fields to be a venue for grass roots, premier and elite sports and large events like the Casey Cup. Being able to host such an outstanding event also fosters fitness, participation, health and wellbeing for our upcoming sporting stars.

“This event will bring together both local businesses and community groups, creating a wholistic outcome for the Casey community, and beyond.”

Cr Stapledon added that she believes it will be an extraordinary event and one that she hope will become an annual event.

In additional to being held at Casey’s newest soccer centre, the event is also likely to spread across to other Casey Fields ovals, as well as the Barton Recreation Reserve in Cranbourne West.

Families can watch the games for free, for more information visit footballskool.com.au

Article appeared on https://www.casey.vic.gov.au/news/casey-fields-host-2020-casey-cup