2017 Tudor-Thurlow Cup - South Launceston v Launceston

TRADITIONAL Northern Tasmanian football rivals will face off on Friday night for the Tudor-Thurlow cup.

Under-16 teams from South Launceston and Launceston junior football clubs will put everything on the line at Youngtown Oval for the prestigious piece of silverware named in honour of two champions.

The cup was formed in 2004 to recognise the contributions of the late City-South great Ian Tudor and Blues champion Peter Thurlow in establishing the Northern Tasmanian Junior Football Association in 1974.

The Bulldogs hold the cup but have won just one match this season and therefore making Launceston favourites to reclaim possession.

“We are making everyone, including the payers, knows about the work of these two guys,” South president Barb Walters said.

“We have a bit of a fight on our hands but we are up for the task

“The winner will be presented with the cup and the best players from both teams will be awarded with an medal.”

Members of the Tudor and Thurlow families will be in attendance for three curtain raisers at 6pm and the big match at 7pm.

FAST FACTS

  • WHAT: Tudor-Thurlow cup
  • WHEN: Friday. Curtain raisers – SLJFC U9 red v Launceston U9, SLJFC girls v Launceston girls and SLJFC U10 v Launceston U10 – from 6pm. Main event – SLJFC U16 v Launceston U16 – from 7pm
  • WHERE: Youngtown Oval
CUP:  Launceston Under 16 captain Connor Riethoff, and South Launceston co-captains Bailey Pearce and Kurt Hibbs ahead of the Tudor-Thurlow cup.  Picture:  Phillip Biggs

CUP: Launceston Under 16 captain Connor Riethoff, and South Launceston co-captains Bailey Pearce and Kurt Hibbs ahead of the Tudor-Thurlow cup. Picture: Phillip Biggs