Valley teams eye Kendall Cup

On again: The Kendall Cup, hosted by Sale United Football Club, kicks off this weekend. photograph liam durkin


LATROBE Valley Soccer League clubs Fortuna 60 and Morwell Pegasus will play in the Kendall Cup this Saturday.
Hosted by Sale United Football Club, the cup will see 14 teams in attendance, with eight men’s teams and six women’s teams vying to be crowned champions, making it the biggest Kendall Cup since its inception back in 1991.
Reigning men’s champions Bayside Argonauts are back and will be trying to win their third title in a row.
Newcomers Sandown Lions FC, Leongatha SC and Inverloch SC are all looking at making the final while the 2021 runners-up, East Gippsland United FC are hoping to go that one step further.
Past winners Fortuna 60 SC and Morwell Pegasus, who are the inaugural champions, have made a welcome return to the tournament while Sale United will be anticipating a memorable tournament with the inclusion of Jamie Kendall’s nephew, Zach Kendall, in the squad.
Sale United lead a quality field of women’s teams with Bayside United NPL U19s, Fortuna 60, East Gippsland United FC, Tyers Lightning SC and Leongatha SC all pushing to make the finals.