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GCM Partners up With Channel 31


GCM Partners up With Channel 31

The Greek Community of Melbourne and Channel 31 partner up to bring the exciting final matches of the Greek Shield and the Greek Cup Final to viewers in Victoria. Soccer fans can now enjoy the exhilarating games from their comfort of their home.

The amazing tournament has now reached its pinnacle with Malvern City FC and Doncaster Rovers facing off for the Greek Community Shield, while Mill Park Soccer Club battles South Melbourne FC for the converted Greek Community Cup.

Bill Papastergiadis,OAM President of Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) shared his excitement about the successful partnership with Channel 31 “This partnership with Channel 31 will give the opportunity to all the Soccer fans who can’t attend Mill Park to watch the games and through this collaboration we are able to promote a broader audience the high quality soccer these Greek Teams play” and continues “Our objective through the Greek Community Cup is to bring together teams of Greek heritage on the football pitch. To give them the chance to come together, compete and thrive! We are very excited to be able to bring the Community together and we encourage all the fans to come down to Mill Park and support the boys”.

Michael Zafiropoulos, Chair of Channel 31 Board shared his thoughts," We are pleased to be promoting and contributing to the success of the Hellenic Soccer Cup, which has been organised by the Greek Community of Melbourne and Victoria. Sport plays an important role in maintaining cultural identity and engaging the youth in constructive activity. For more than a century the Greek Community has shown leadership in a range of activities relating to our multicultural society. The Hellenic Soccer Cup is another such initiative, which has been planned and executed most successfully. The Community broadcaster is pleased to be strengthening our relationship with an ethnic group that has played such a significant role in developing Australia as a culturally diverse and socially cohesive society”.

Michael Karamitos, Vice-President of GCM stated “We are very excited to join forces with Channel 31 and show to a broader audience that the Hellenism in Victoria is very strong through athleticism and fair play. Our aim when we envisioned to re-start the Greek Community Cup is to get together and create a tournament which will bring friends together, to mingle and network. All the Greek Soccer Clubs have been putting the hard yards and we are so proud that all the soccer lovers have been able to enjoy some scintillating games”.

The final will be held on Saturday 11/2/23 at Mill Park Soccer Club, Partridge Street Lalor.

Malvern City FC vs Doncaster Rovers 1PM

South Melbourne FC vs Mill Park FC 1PM


The Greek Community Cup (Greek Cup) is a Greek community of Melbourne initiative aimed at bringing together teams of Greek heritage and identity on the football pitch. The Cup will feature teams from across competitive leagues in both Men’s and Women’s football.

The Greek Community Cup is presented by the Greek Community of Melbourne with support from the Australian Football Skool.

In 2023, the Cup will be hosted by the Mill Park Soccer Club commencing on 15 January with the Men’s final being played on Saturday 11 February.


The Greek Community of Melbourne is a community organisation founded in 1897. It represents the large and vibrant Greek community in Victoria presenting Education programs to over 2000 students, Cultural programs that include the landmark Antipodes Festival and advocacy across a broad range of issues.

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