22 November, 2021
Cup success for Mareeba’s over 45s
NEARLY 20 teams flocked to Nick Brcko Field recently for Queensland’s longest post season competition, the Stratford Cup.
Teams from as far as Townsville travelled to Cairns to participate in the annual competition over three different divisions, Mens A, Ladies and Over 45’s.
The Stratford Cup initially began in 1975 and since then has grown to be the longest ever postseason competition in Queensland inviting teams from across the Far North. Edge Hill ended up taking away the win for ladies division in a 11-0 final against the JCU Strikers.
The Mareeba Bulls won the Over 45s division, as they went up against Innisfail Cutters winning 1-0. In the men’s division the Mareeba Bulls ended up facing the FNQ Stingers in the finals with the Stingers coming out on top 2-1.
Organiser of the Stratford Cup Kyle Green said it was great to see so many teams and spectators out supporting the Stratford Cup.
“It was good and pretty full on all weekend,” he said.
“We had a good turnout for spectators especially when you get teams coming from Townsville.
“People love to see different competitions instead of just the local teams.”