Champion of Champions parade headlines Community Engagement on Sunday

Sydney FC will welcome all winners of the prestigious Football NSW Champion of Champions competition with a parade at half time of Sunday’s Hyundai A-League clash with Gold Coast United at the Sydney Football Stadium.

Sydney FC will welcome all winners of the prestigious Football NSW Champion of Champions competition with a parade at half time of Sunday-s Hyundai A-League clash with Gold Coast United at the Sydney Football Stadium.

The Champion of Champions Parade is part of Sydney FC-s on-going commitment to Community Engagement and highlights several grassroots initiatives that will take place at the Sydney Football Stadium on Sunday.

The Champion of Champions is a state-wide competition run by Football NSW that sees the competition winners from all Associations around the state play off in a knockout format to see which is the best team in each age group.

The competition is open to men-s and women-s teams from 11 years (boys) and 12 years (girls) through to all-age (men and women) and Over 45 (men-s) and Over30 (women-s).

The 2011 Champion of Champions are: Women U12: Unanderra (Football South Coast) U14: South West Slopes (South West Slopes) U16: Seaforth (Manly Warringah) U18: Hurlstone Park (Canterbury) All age: Manly Vale (Manly Warringah) Over30: Nepean (Nepean Association)

Men U11: Earlwood (Canterbury) U12: North Sydney United (Ku-ring-gai) U13: Balgownie (Football South Coast) U14: Unanderra (Football South Coast) U15: North Sydney United (Ku-ring-gai) U16: Auburn District (Granville) U17: Gunners FC (Macarthur) U18: Lilli Pilli (Sutherland) U21: Burwood SC (Canterbury) All age: Pittwater RSL (Manly Warringah) Over 35: Castle Hill United (Granville) Over 45: Southern Districts (Southern Districts)

Sunday-s match will see the second week of the Sydney FC Half Time Community Challenge which will see junior football players from the Sutherland and Southern Districts Associations take part in a half time football-related obstacle course on the pitch.

Sunday is also the first scheduled Hyundai Goals for Grassroots(G4GR) promotion at a Sydney FC match in 2011/12. Beverley Hills Football Club will receive a minimum donation from Hyundai of $1,000 plus an extra $1000 (up to a maximum of $5000) for every goal Sydney FC scores.

Hyundai runs an on-line application process for grassroots clubs through the Hyundai corporate and www.ilovefootball.com.au websites. From the applications, Hyundai selects a grassroots club based on the merit and needs of the club which the home Hyundai A-League Club will play for. The club must be affiliated to their Member Federation and FFA to be eligible for selection.

The next G4GR rounds are against the Central Coast Mariners on 8th Jan and the game against Wellington Phoenix on 25th February.