The journey begins! A host of clubs in Victoria and Northern NSW discovered their opponents for the start of the Westfield FFA Cup 2017 after the first Preliminary Round draws were held.
Football Federation Victoria, which has received a record 217 entrants for this year's competition, were the first cab off the rank, conducting its draws for Qualifying Round 1 followed by Qualifying Round 2 LIVE on its official Facebook page.
Teams from Victoria's Regional Affiliate competitions, Banking Solutions for Football Fans Metro Leagues and Zagame's Hotels - Official State League 5 were drawn as they attempt to make it to Round 1 proper.
Football Federation Victoria will hold its first Westfield FFA Cup matches on Saturday 11 February. Fixture details will be finalised early next week.
To recap the full Football Federation Victoria Westfield FFA Cup Qualifying Round 1 & 2 draws, go to http://facebook.com/footballvic
Northern NSW Football conducted its initial draw for the first round of Westfield FFA Cup Preliminary Round matches at Northern NSW Football's Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility.
Northern NSW Football CEO David Eland announced another record field of clubs prior to the draw which was conducted by striker Daniel McBreen from Edgeworth FC and midfielder Jobe Wheelhouse from Lambton Jaffas FC, with McBreen and Wheelhouse representing the NNSWF clubs that qualified for the Round of 32 in last year's Westfield FFA Cup.
Two pools were drawn, with the Southern Pool consisting of the three NNSWF Member Zones located in the Hunter Region – Hunter Valley Football, Macquarie Football and Newcastle Football with all clubs included in one open draw.
The Northern Pool consisted of NNSWF’s four regional Member Zones – Football Far North Coast, North Coast Football, Northern Inland Football and Football Mid North Coast, with four separate draws being undertaken for each zone.
CLICK HERE to recap the Northern NSW Football Westfield FFA Cup Round 1 Southern and Northern Pool draws.