This weekend will see a new dawn in the SYFA East Region, with the first round of the Regional Cup. The competition, which mirrors its namesake in the Central, South East and West Region, will bring together teams from throughout the region to compete for one trophy at age groups U13 - U19.
The East Region covers a large portion of Scotland's coast, from the southern tip of Fife through to the north of Angus. Within the geographic area there are various regional associations, including the Dundee & District YFA, Fife FDL, Association of Fife YFC and Perth & Kinross YFA. Every team from within these leagues will come together to compete for this new piece of silverware.
Regional secretary Hugh McGregor said: "We are extremely excited to be launching this new competition. It will give teams from throughout the region the opportunity to test themselves and play a range of teams they wouldn't usually come up against."
A sponsor has already been confirmed, in the form of Domestic Supplies, who will be providing the trophies. A decision on the cup final venues has yet to be made. McGregor commented: "We will work as a committee to organise the best set of finals possible for the region. We have to take into account geography, quality of venue and availability. There will be a lot of work required to ensure the competition lives up to expectation from the first round right through to the finals, but we are pleased to be taking the first steps."