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Inaugural CFA Cup on Anzac Day

By: Leith Hillard

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  1.33 PM 28 April, 2014


Location: District 2 News, District 12 News

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The Anzac Day Wallan versus Romsey football matches have long been a local institution.

This year, however, was the inaugural kick-off of the CFA Cup as the seniors match will now be known. 

The Mickleham-Kilmore fire threatened both Romsey and Wallan and really brought the work of the emergency services to the attention of locals. Local service and sporting clubs in affected towns also rallied round. The Romsey recreational reserve was fully operational as a staging area by the second day of the incident. It was mostly run by local volunteers who made approximately 1000 meals a day.

Once the fire threat was over, Wayne Milburn, president of the Romsey Football and Netball Club (RFNC) contacted local brigades to find out if they would like to be recognised by the renaming of the annual match. They were delighted.

The inaugural CFA Cup was played under lights following an Anzac service. The match was won decisively by Romsey football club with brigade members also presenting a CFA medal to the best on the ground. Romsey brigade Captain Trevor Wilson and Wallan brigade Captain Ken Castle then presented the CFA Cup to the winning team.

Last Updated: 28 April 2014