BILL BRACKENBURY CUP (BBC)
Established by Football Canterbury (then known as CDSFA) in 2014, BBC is shorthand for the ‘Bill Brackenbury Cup’, named after a legend of the sport. It’s the association’s highest level of open men’s football.
A Football Canterbury Life Member, Bill Brackenbury served as the association’s Secretary/Treasurer continuously for 25 years. Known as “Mr Soccer”, his legacy lends itself to other football bodies over a 44-year period, including the former NSW Amateur Soccer Football Association. To the Hurlstone Park Wanderers Soccer Football Club, he’s a true champion, with Bill a Founding Member at just 16 years old.
Balmain DFC has competed in the BBC competition every year since 2012, with the exception of 2020, and were runners up in 2016.
In 2021, the BBC team is captained by Will Thackway and coached by Paul Cuscuna.
2021 team (pictured left): Dominic Bicego, Joseph Birds, Gavin Brackenbury-Soldenhoff, Ryan Chomphunut, Gianluca Cuscuna, Liam Denvir, Benjamin Ferreira, Sebastien Ferreira, Joseph Harman, Nicholas Jackson, Kelton Gary Muir De Moore, Thomas Plater, Ben Michael Radford, Gus Stretton, Griffin Darcy Taylor, William Thackway, Christian White