Thousands to converge on region for AFL V/Line Cup

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BIG COUP FOR REGION… From left, local footballers, Charlie Di Stefano, Jorja Ayton and Campbell Steigenberger, AFL Goulburn Murray regional general manager, Jamie Macri, Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor, Cr Kim O’Keeffe, V/Line service officer, Tim Karolidis and local footballers, Kasey Boschetti, Kian Roche and Maya Ingham. Photo: Katelyn Morse.
BIG COUP FOR REGION… From left, local footballers, Charlie Di Stefano, Jorja Ayton and Campbell Steigenberger, AFL Goulburn Murray regional general manager, Jamie Macri, Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor, Cr Kim O’Keeffe, V/Line service officer, Tim Karolidis and local footballers, Kasey Boschetti, Kian Roche and Maya Ingham. Photo: Katelyn Morse.

MORE than 2,500 visitors are expected to flock to the region in the 2019 September school holidays, when the top male and female regional footballers go head-to-head in the AFL V/Line Cup four day carnival.

During the 2018 V/Line cup event, more than 550 of the most talented regional footballers and umpires showcased their skills, with eight girl’s teams and 14 boy’s teams lacing up their bots in the four day development carnival.

Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor, Cr Kim O’Keeffe said, “Hosting this event is a massive coup and continues our tradition of hosting high profile AFL events in partnership with our partners, AFL Victoria and AFL Goulburn Murray.

“Our teams are working hard creating jobs, keeping business busy and the economy strong and this event will be a great showcase of this with over $2M injected into Greater Shepparton.”

AFL Goulburn Murray regional general manager, Jamie Macri said the region was delighted to be chosen to host the state’s best under 15 and under 16 players and top regional umpires.

“AFL Goulburn Murray is thrilled to be able to host the V/Line Cup carnival, which has fast become a favourite on the football calendar and an important part of the talent pathway for both umpires and players.

“We’re proud to welcome the next generation of football talent to our region and look forward to hosting them at some of our premier sporting facilities.”