Joeys eye greater glory

Friday, 28th September, 2012

St Joseph’s will represent Broken Hill in the first ever Association Club Challenge being held in Adelaide this weekend. St Joseph’s will represent Broken Hill in the first ever Association Club Challenge being held in Adelaide this weekend.

The St Joseph's soccer club will be backing up from last weekend's Grand Final triumph when they travel to Adelaide for the inaugural Association Club Challenge this weekend.

The challenge involves the champion teams from Broken Hill, Whyalla, Western Border, the Riverland and two Adelaide collegiate sides, Adelaide University Red and Adelaide University White.

The Joeys have drawn Pool A and will play Whyalla and Adelaide Uni Red tomorrow at 5pm and 7pm at the Burton Park Complex.

On Sunday they will take part in a play off rotation, with a chance to make the final being played on Monday.

The winner of the final will represent SA at the Interstate Challenge in Perth on October 13 and 14.

St Joseph's are representing Broken Hill after their 2011 triumph, following a decision by the BH Soccer League to send the previous year's Grand Finalists as there was just a one week between the Grand Final and the event itself, posing logistical difficulties for the winning team.

Following their back to back success this year, St Joseph's will again be representing Broken Hill at the Association Club Challenge in 2013.

The Burton Park Complex is widely regarded as the second best surface in Adelaide, behind Hindmarsh Stadium.

The players will also get theopportunity to play under the top referees, with all of the whistleblowers being provided by Football Federation of SA.

Many of them are involved in the intra-state Super league competition and national A-League competition.

St Joseph's President, Sterling Curyer, said that the players were very excited about the competition.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for the club to engage in such an exciting competition and the boys are confident that they can pull together plenty of good football to be competitive.

"The side is confident on the back of a win in the local Grand Final and interact brilliantly as a playing group, and I am confident that we can advance through to the final series," Mr Curyer said.

St Joseph's team:

  • Keta Balchin
  • Liam King
  • Daniel Timperio
  • Phil Greenwood
  • Steven Grillett
  • Patrick Nash (VC)
  • David Hassard
  • Jyh Stubing
  • Matt Muscat (C)
  • Elijah McCann
  • Craig Stephens
  • Lukas Muscat
  • Rylie McInnes
  • Curtis Jelbert (GK)
  • Alec Bray
  • Sterling Curyer


Coach: Grant Smith

Coach: George Callegher