PAUL BRYDEN & Andrew Harrop Cup Info

 Paul Bryden & Andrew Harrop Cup - Annual Charity Event

March will see Springwood United FC kick off the season with the annual Paul Bryden Men's O35's Cup & Andrew Harrop Cup for O30's women's teams, raising money for charity.

Teams from across Sydney in addition to Nepean FA teams will play modified full-field matches on Saturday 2nd March from 9am onwards at Summerhayes Park. 

Members and their families are encouraged to come along throughout the day and help create an great atmosphere for our finals later in the day.  

Food and drinks will be available on the day!! 

 

If any members are interested in assisting on the day as a Referee, or on the BBQ or drinks sales, please reach out via:  snrplayers@springwoodunited.com.au

History of the Paul Bryden Cup 

The Paul Bryden Cup (PBC) started in 2008 and commemorates Paul Bryden (1952 to 2007) who was a Life Member and Committee member of the club for many years when it was known as Springwood Soccer & Sports Club. Paul also was a player and part of O35 teams in the early 2000’s..  Paul passed away as the result of a cancer-related illness under the care of the staff at the Palliative Care Unit of Springwood Hospital.  Each year the funds raised from the Paul Bryden Cup have been donated to the hospital in support of their work. 

Paul is remembered by his teammates and friends within the Club through the establishment of this O35s tournament which has always been an enjoyable day, played in great spirits and sportsmanship.  The tournament draws Clubs from as far afield as the Northern Beaches and more locally from the Blue Mountains/Nepean District.  It has become a staple of the pre-season period and is a great start to the football season for the many Clubs who participate.  

 

PAUL BRYDEN  1952 - 2007

History of the Andrew Harrop Cup

In 2021, the Andrew Harrop Cup (AHC) was introduced to compliment the PBC and acknowledges Andrew Harrop (1953 to 2016) who was a long time committee member, player, coach and supporter of the Club and involved from the 1990’s right up to the season of his passing in 2016.

Andrew was the All Age Ladies Div 1 team manager from 2012 to 2016 forming strong and loyal bonds with the players and coach, which was a major contribution to the basis of a very competitive and successful team.

Andrews' wife Annette and daughter Fiona both played for the club and both fulfilled important Committee roles  up until 2022.

The tournament brings together local and out of association Over 30's women's teams who are invited to participate in modified 7-a-side matches with a final, based on the number of teams registered.

ANDREW HARROP  1953 - 2016