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Victoria Park celebrates the 20th edition of its Soccer Challenge

By Siya Pongco , in Football | Featured Football | News , at 2024-01-16 Tags:

On 20 March, the Victoria Park High Soccer Challenge will aim for new heights as it celebrates two decades of the football competition.

Urban Academy vs Selborne College moments before the final of the Victoria Park Soccer Challenge 2023. Photo: Siya Pongco

In a milestone year, the stakes are even higher than usual. Top schools, such as Brebner High School from Bloemfontein, who were crowned the champions of the 2023 St David’s Challenge Cup after defeating King Edward VII 2-1 in the final, will be in action.

Another impressive side that will visit Gqeberha for a second time is Durban’s Northwood, who won the u18 Plate final last year.

The Draw 

u18 Boys

The u18 boys’ competition is stacked with exciting and tough teams, featuring serial champions and competitors from different regions.

Last year’s winners, Urban Academy, won’t be defending their title as it coincides with the second edition of their home tournament. Next year, they hope to have arranged dates that don’t clash, so that they can return to the Victoria Park Soccer Challenge.

Nonetheless, formidable local sides, such as Dale College, Alexander Road and Selborne, will be eager to challenge the top visiting teams, like Brebner and Northwood, for the honours.

Group A Group B Group C Group D
Victoria Park TBC Lawson Brown Alexander Road
Dale College Saint Andrew’s College Woodridge College Selborne College
Fairmont Milnerton Camps Bay Pinelands
Brebner Woodlands Northwood George Royal Academy

Girls’ Draw

Photo: Siya Pongco

Alexander Road, in Group C, the runners-up at last year’s 19th edition of the Victoria Park girls’ competition, will play against Fairmont, from Cape Town, and Makhanda’s Diocesan School for Girls in their quest to be crowned the 2024 champions of the Victoria Park Soccer Challenge.

Group A Group B Group C Group D
Victoria Park Lawson Brown Alexander Road Linkside
Pinelands Camps Bay Fairmont Milnerton
Clarendon Girls Hudson Park DSG Kimberley Girls’ High

u16 Boys

Photo: Siya Pongco

Another division that promises to deliver a thrilling competition is the u16 boys’ event. The home side, Victoria Park, will defend the crown they claimed in style last year by thumping Hudson Park 4-0 in the final. They’ll face a stiff challenge, with Dale College, Selborne and Hudson Park, among others, aiming to get their hands on the silverware.

Group A Group B Group C Group D
Victoria Park Alexander Road Linkside Lawson Brown
Milnerton Fairmont Pinelands Camps Bay
Hudson Park Saint Andrew’s College Selborne College Dale College

 

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