Keilor Cup a success

The Keilor Cup. Photo by Damjan Janevski. 258003_01

Tara Murray

The pitches were full, the cheers were loud and there were plenty of goals across the weekend at the Keilor Cup.

Running for a 21st year, more than 50 clubs from across Brimbank and surrounding areas got involved in the event, which is run by Keilor Park Soccer Club.

There were a mix of mixed teams, boys and girls sides ranging from under-7s to under-14s, who played in more than 250 games.

As well as the players, plenty of parents and family members were on the sidelines.

Keilor Park’s Laura Malignaggi said there had been some really good feedback from the parents and coaches.

“We were ecstatic to hear the positive feedback after so many hours, days and weeks of planning and the amount of work that went into getting the tournament organised,” she said.

“It was so well worth it to get our kids playing the sport they love so much. It’s been a rough couple of years for community sport but our beautiful and loyal members have stuck with us and we loved seeing our beautiful junior football community smiling again around the Keilor Park grounds.

“A massive shout out also goes to our volunteers who we could not have run the tournament without. We had parents, players, past and present come in to help with various jobs throughout the day and they made it run as smoothly as it did.”

Keilor Park vice-president Nicole Camilleri said it was so nice to see so many people reconnecting

“Seeing all those smiling faces made all the hours of hard work and preparation well worth it.”

Among the clubs with winning teams were Keilor Park, Caroline Springs George Cross, Sunshine Heights and Calder United.