Future stars on show

Schools from around Victoria have showcased their skills at the annual School Sport Victoria (SSV) Victory Cup for secondary schools and the SSV adidas Victory Cup for primary schools.

Schools from around Victoria have showcased their skills at the annual School Sport Victoria (SSV) Victory Cup for secondary schools and the SSV adidas Victory Cup for primary schools.

The partnership between Melbourne Victory Football Club and School Sports Victoria gave the state-s best young footballers a chance to represent their schools at Darebin International Sports Centre this week.

The adidas Victory Cup was awarded to the winning grade 5 and 6 primary school teams, with the Victory Cup handed out to high school winners from years 7 to 12. Melbourne Victory players were also on hand to present the trophies, share their football knowledge, pose for photos and sign autographs.

Melbourne Victory and SSV are focused on developing grassroots football and supporting the explosive growth of the game throughout Victoria. In recent years, the participation rates of junior football have increased dramatically with many children seeing football as a fresh new alternative compared to other more traditional sporting codes.

The 2013 Victory Cup results: Victory Cup: Intermediate Boys State Football Final: Notre Dame College - Shepparton def. Strathmore Secondary College 2-0 Senior Boys State Football Final: Rowville Secondary College def. Gladstone Park Secondary College 3-0 Intermediate Girls State Football Finals: Bendigo South East Secondary College def. Catholic College Wodonga 1-0 Senior Girls State Football Finals: Echuca Secondary College def. Ballarat High School 1-0 Year 7 Boys State Finals: Maribyrnong College def. Dandenong High School 5-4 (penalty shoot out) Year 8 Boys State Finals: Rowville Secondary College def. Dandenong High school 2-0 Year 7 Girls State Finals: Maribyrnong College def. University High school 2-0 8 Girls State Finals: McKinnon Secondary College def. Rowville Secondary College 5-4 (penalty shoot out)

adidas Victory Cup: Primary Boys Mixed Football State Championship: Good Shepherd Lutheran Primary School def. Plenty Parklands Primary School 2-0 Primary Girls Football State Championship: St James Primary School def. Williamstown Primary School 2-0