United for Corey New Cup

Paul Foster (right) in action for the Hornets last year.
Paul Foster (right) in action for the Hornets last year.

SUPPORT for the Corey New Cup continues to build with the fourth instalment this Saturday to have a strong Socceroos flavour.

The annual encounter, in memory of Corey New – one of four Lismore boys killed in a car crash at Broken Head in 2006 – will have as special guest former Socceroo, Goonellabah’s Craig Foster, who will bring with him a signed John Aloisi Socceroos shirt to raffle.

The games will be played at Weston Park, Goonellabah, with the Goonellabah Hornets and Lismore Workers to tussle for the cup, as they have done since the first Corey New Cup in 2007.

Corey grew up playing soccer for both clubs.

The Hornets hold the trophy and are unbeaten in the three clashes.

Mark New, Corey’s dad, said support for the annual match had been ‘unbelievable’.

“We really appreciate the support from the soccer community as a whole,” Mark New said yesterday.

“Corey loved his soccer and also refereeing soccer.”

William Riley Funerals have struck medals for the match players and referees.

Referees from the FNC Referees’ Association will officiate at no cost.

Rex Airlines have shown their support by flying Craig Foster from Sydney.

The signed Socceroos shirt and the match-day pink soccer balls, donated by Independent Sports in Magellan Street, Lismore, will be later put up for raffle with the proceeds to go to both clubs.

There will be a reserve grade game starting at 3pm with the premier division match at 5pm.