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Onshore Cup Football Association returns to country week as team nominations increase

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Justin FrisSouth Western Times
Several teams are returning to the Nutrien Ag Solutions Country Football Championships for 2023.
Camera IconSeveral teams are returning to the Nutrien Ag Solutions Country Football Championships for 2023. Credit: Michael Wilson/WA News

The landscape of the Nutrien Ag Solutions Country Football Championships will be starkly different this year, with several teams returning to the field.

For the first time since 2005, the Onshore Cup Football Association — a thriving South West-based competition played fortnightly — will return to the carnival in division three.

It will also be a significant moment for the North Pilbara Football League, which will be making its first senior country week appearance since 1990.

WAFC official Brett Sheridan is delighted with the level of the buy-in of the concept.

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“To have 18 of our 25 senior affiliated leagues coming to the championships this year is a fantastic result,” he said.

“We can’t wait to see what North Pilbara bring to the table as a participant for the first time in over 30 years and it is exciting to have the likes of Esperance and Onshore Cup returning after such a long time.”

2023 Nutrien Ag Solutions Country Football Championships

Division 1: South West Football League (reigning champions), Ongerup, Avon, Peel, Upper Great Southern. Division 2: Goldfields, Central Midlands Coastal, Central Wheatbelt, Eastern Districts, Mortlock, Great Northern. Division 3: Onshore Cup Football Association, North Pilbara, Hills, Great Southern, Gascoyne, North Midlands, Esperance.

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