Darwin hold draw for Westfield FFA Cup qualifiers

On Tuesday night the draw was made for Darwin's knockout games for Westfield FFA Cup qualification.

Casuarina FC will play Shamrock Rovers and Darwin Olympic will play Uni Azzuri in Round 1. 

All other sides in Darwin's league have the bye until Round 2.

The Alice Springs draw will be held on Saturday. 

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NT Football has been given one direct slot into the Round of 32 of the 2015 Westfield FFA Cup.

Over the coming months there’ll be knockout Cup qualifiers in Darwin and Alice Springs to find a winner from each city.

The respective winning teams from the Darwin and Alice Springs zones will play each other in a one-off knockout match set for June 27 in Darwin at the city’s main football stadium.

The winner will then be the NT’s representative in the Round of 32 of the Westfield FFA Cup to kick off in late July.

Football NT CEO Craig Chapman told www.theffacup.com.au that Cup fever had hit the Territory. 

“Already you can feel a massive effect, there’s a big buzz among the clubs. This is the first time we’ll play in a national competition.

“The media has really got on-board with the Cup and it’s fuelling even more rivalry between Alice Springs and Darwin to see who’ll represent the Territory in the Round of 32," he said.