East Bentleigh Caruana Cup


East Bentleigh Soccer Club's annual Caruana Cup Miniroos tournament was held on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th of July 2018, with this year being 39 years of EBSC and 33 years at Bailey Reserve.

This year we had 56 teams in 6 age groups from 31 clubs from all around Melbourne and 2 again travelling from Wodonga to compete in our tournament.

Thank you to all of the clubs, players and supporters that participated, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we always do hosting it.

As always, a very big thank you goes out to the club committee, referees and the volunteers without whom, our tournamnent would not exist.

Congratulations goes out to:

U8 Boys Winners: Williamstown Soccer Club
U8 Boys Runners Up: Green Gully SC
U9 Girls Winners: Manningham United Blues FC
U9 Girls Runners Up: East Bentleigh Soccer Club
U9 Boys Winners: FC Bulleen Lions
U9 Boys Runner Up: East Bentleigh Soccer Club
U11 Girls Winners: South Melbourne FC
U11 Girls Runners Up: Westside Strikers FC
U10 Boys Winners: Rowville Eagles FC
U10 Boys Runners Up: East Bentleigh Soccer Club
U11 Boys Winners: West Point Soccer Club
U11 Boys Runners Up: Whittlesea Ranges Football Club

Saturday Fixture & Results
Sunday Fixture & Results

Visit our 2018 Facebook Gallery to see pictures from the day.

Miniroos on show at Caruana Cup

2017 Facebook Gallery

2016 Facebook Gallery

2015 Facebook Gallery


East Bentleigh Caruana Cup is our annual Miniroos tournament.

In 2018 the tournament dates are Saturday 7th July & Sunday 8th July.

Bailey Reserve is currently undergoing a pitch redevelopment. Therefore we are still hosting, with some variations made to the format to suit the number pitches able to be used.
However this season, we will be able to add the U9 Girls to the Sunday program.

Teams entered will play a minimum of 3 games in their age group, so every team will be scheduled to play 3 other teams in their age group before finals.

  • U8 and U9 Boys and U9 Girls will play 7v7 (inc keeper) on 1/4 pitches as per FFA regulations (maximum of 11 players per team).
  • U10, U11 Boys and U11 Girls will play 9v9 (inc keeper) on 1/2 pitches as per FFA regulations (maximum of 14 players per team).
  • All games are played as 2x 15 minute halves.

Kickoff times: First games will kickoff at 9am sharp on each day. Grand Finals are expected to kickoff at 4pm or 5pm depending on the day & number of teams scheduled. Schedules will be sent to all registered teams prior to the tournament.

U8 Boys, U9 Boys and U11 Girls will play all their games on Saturday 7th July.

U9 Girls, U10 Boys and U11 Boys will play all their games on Sunday 8th July.

Tournament Location:  Bailey Reserve, 200 East Boundary Rd, East Bentleigh, VIC 3165.

Fees: $250 per team which covers, referees, trophies/medals for all participants, venue & equipment hire.

Entry: Open to Miniroos teams only, one team per age group per club. Teams will be asked to provide team details once a place has been confirmed.

We expect all participants to enter with good intentions and all games to be played and supported within the spirit of the game.
We will have zero tolerance for poor behaviour particularly from parents and officials.
East Bentleigh Soccer Club reserves the right to refuse entry or disqualify any team before & during the tournament.

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