The prestigious Waratah Cup draw was completed last week at the headquarters of Football NSW. The Waratah Cup will also serve as the qualifying tournament for the newly announced FFA Cup, where the 8 quarter finalists will battle it out for 7 spots awarded to Football NSW sides.
Wollongong United has drawn Glebe Gorillas in the first round. Match details are;
What; Waratah Cup First Round
Who; Wollongong United v Glebe Gorillas
Where; Macedonia Park
When; Saturday 15th March
Time; 3.00pm Kick off
The second round of the Frat Cup was played on a Sunday at Tarrawanna Oval, with the pitch considered safe after all other games were washed out. United were up against Woonona, who were beaten 4-1 in the 1st round by Olympic, whilst United drew 2 all with Bellambi last week.
The match never lived up to any great heights, with both sides still missing players and trying different combinations. United looked livelier in the early stages and even managed to put the ball into the back of the net, although the goal was ruled out due to a dubious off side decision. Both sides created half chances in the first stanza, although neither keeper was truly tested.
Fraternity Club Pre Season Cup
Wollongong United has been drawn in Group B for the annual Fraternity Club Pre Season tournament. The other sides in the group include, Woonona, Wollongong Olympic & newly promoted Bellambi. The tournament format is each team in the group play each other with the 3 group winners progressing to the semi finals. The 3 runners up are placed in a hat with the lucky drawn team to also feature in the semi finals. Below is a list of games for group B during the pre season tournament;
Friday 21st February
6.30pm Wollongong Olympic v Woonona
8.00pm Wollongong United v Bellambi
What; Season Launch Dinner Dance
When; Saturday 22nd March
Where; Sun Lounge Function & Reception Centre
Cost; $60/adult incl 4 course meal & soft drinks
What; Wollongong United Trivia Night
When; Saturday 3rd May
Time; 7pm Start
Cost; $25 per person
Test your knowledge, have some fun and win stacks of prizes at the annual WUFC trivia night.
Detailed Information will be available online, via web and social media as these functions drawer closer.