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January 26, 2022

The Origin Trophy of Shara Boulevard

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The Origin Trophy may well come to a glorious climax this weekend afternoon at Shara Boulevard. The two top teams go head to head on Saturday to claim bragging rights for another year after a most frustrating football season.

The Shores v Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC rivalry, whilst shrouded in mutual respect, still manages to generate passions generally associated with much larger sporting derbies.

Sheriff, Patto manning the ‘Nights Watch’

Shores town sheriff, Patto, can still be found manning the ‘Nights Watch’ on the coldest nights of the year – keeping the top end of the Shire safe from the marauding white shoe brigades from the north and the ‘Eggplant Curry’ flat earth tribes from the west, who venture out from their darkened caves inland of Kohinur Hall during these winter months foraging and hustling for a decent internet connection.

The trophy itself is awarded to the club which wins the most points on aggregate over a season, but only between senior teams who play each other. This year it’s Div 4s and Championship.

Shores go into the match with a two-goal advantage and with a slight possibility that both clubs could potentially meet again in the shortened semi-finals playoffs.

However, with little excuse necessary for some mild relief in these troubled times, we have decided to hype up the weekends game none the less.

The afternoon match kicks off at 3pm. The canteens award-winning ‘snag N beer’ combo will fly out the door like hot cakes whilst the MBVFC Old Corinthians Div 7 rent a mob will surely be there in numbers irritating the home crowd and singing songs not heard since the Inaugural  International Working Men’s Association of 1864.

There is so much to like about this trophy.

MBVFC currently hold bragging rights over it and have it locked away deep in the vaults of the Presidents private underground bunker. It will get its annual dusting off and be presented duly to the winning club with the type of fanfare and pomp not seen since the recent announcement of the  Jobkeeper extension.

What’s not to love.

See you there.

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  1. Ok, I will put my foot in it … so they have gone American.
    The word Football is American
    The round ball gymnastics with the feet is Soccer, and very British.
    First the original name was British as they played “Association Football”
    The Brits shortened the name to “Soccer”.
    The game became popular and the Americans took it to America and re-named it “Football”


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