ROCKDALE City Suns are readying for the annual Maso Cup to be held at Ilinden Sports Centre over the Australia Day long weekend.
"It's an annual cup played between Australian clubs with Macedonian heritage," said Suns club president Dennis Loether.
"We have Sunshine Lions from Queensland; Broadmeadow Magic, from Northern NSW Premier League; Newcastle Suns from Northern NSW; Arncliffe Scots from St George Football Association Premier League; Yagoona Lions from Bankstown District Soccer Football Association and Bankstown City Lions from NSW Men's 2 division; Shell Cove Barbarians, Cringila Lions and Wollongong United from Illawarra Premier League, Altona Magic from Victoria; and Queanbeyan FC from ACT Football.
"We have an over-35s comp running parallel to the main competition.
There are six teams: Rockdale, Arncliffe, Bankstown, Yagoona, Newcastle and Wollongong."
Loether said it was a great way for the community to come together.
The first game will be on Friday night, featuring Rockdale over 35s, then the Suns against Wollongong United in first grade at 8.30pm.
Loether said the group games would be played at Ilinden on Saturday from 10am.
Over-35 age games will be played on Saturday at Bicentennial Park East.
"The finals will be played on Sunday at Jensen Park, [near Sefton station]," he said.
Loether said the Suns hoped to shine this season in all competitions from the senior grades to the youth league and junior representative teams, and its local St George Association teams.
"There has been a lot of hard work put in by a lot of people in the off-Juniors registrations for boys and girls from five years are open."
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