4 August, 2023

Clubs set for inaugural soccer cup in Mareeba

The inaugural Mareeba Moriconi Bomben Soccer Cup is set to be played this weekend in Mareeba.

Clubs set for inaugural soccer cup in Mareeba - feature photo

Part of the Cairns Italian Festival, the new tournament was organised to honour the remarkable contributions of Alfio Moriconi and John Bomben, who are widely regarded as the “godfathers of football” in the Far North region and will be a celebration of their football legacy and an homage to their dedication to the sport. 

The event aims to ensure that the impact of these two passionate Italian immigrants on the football scene in Far North Queensland is never forgotten. 

Alfio devoted his energies to the Mareeba United club, while John poured his heart into the Leichhardt Lions and the Moriconi/Bomben Cup brings together the two historic clubs to compete for the coveted title of the inaugural champions.

The tournament will bring these two clubs together with games from  1.30pm. On field at 5.30pm will be an entertaining Over 45s match, giving  former players a chance to to reunite, relive their football memories, and showcase their forgotten skills. 

An italian feast will be on offer and following the conclusion of the games, attendees will be treated to a captivating performance by Attori, a musical group known for their classical favourites from past decades of Italian music. 

The event will be held on Saturday, 5 August, at Lindsay Australia Stadium in Mareeba with tickets available at the gate. 


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