Mareeba Moriconi Bomben Soccer Cup


August 5, 2023


1:30 pm







Lindsay Australia Stadium, Mareeba



Far North Queensland Premier League – Mareeba Bulls V Leichhardt Lions

The Event

The Game, The Cup, the anticipation, the honor to win the first inaugural battle, what a spectacle for Football in North Queensland. The Cairns Italian Festival with the help of both clubs and FQ Far North QPL have forged to bring this exciting game and celebration to life.

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The Name

To honour the immense contributions of Alfio Moriconi and John Bomben, the Moriconi/Bomben Cup was established. It serves as a celebration of their legacy and a testament to their dedication to the sport. Through the Moriconi/Bomben Cup, the dedication to the sport of these two passionate Football Italian immigrants will be never forgotten.

Alf Moriconi (deceased) and John Bomben are two godfathers of football the Far North, both are Italian immigrants who moved to Far North QLD and made it home and helped make football in FNQ what is today.

Their two loves – Football and their Clubs, Alfio Mareeba United and John the Leichhardt Lions.

These sides will come together on the hollowed turf at Lindsay Australia Stadium, Mareeba on Saturday the 5th of August to be crowned the “Inaugural Moriconi / Bomben Cup Champions.”

Both Alfio and John helped forge both clubs into the force they are today, but also contributed largely to the growth of the sport in the region, both served time in the former Soccer Far north board, both were involved in the administration and growth of junior and senior football across the entire region. The event serves as a reminder of the incredible contributions made by these two remarkable individuals in shaping the football landscape in the region.

The Game

The match between mighty Mareeba Bulls and the red men of the Leichhardt lions for the Inaugural Moriconi/Bomben Cup promises to be an exciting and highly anticipated event. With both clubs having a rich history and a passionate fan base, the game is bound to be a thrilling competition, with a lot at stake for the teams involved. Both are huge clubs in the region, steeped with history and silverware and both will be gunning for a win on the 5th of August.

Football enthusiasts in the region will surely be eagerly looking forward to this clash between two formidable clubs.

7.30 pm kick off at Lindsay Australia Stadium, Mareeba. Home of the Mareeba Bulls.

The Over 45’s Game

The over 45 football game featuring the reunion of old players will undoubtedly be a highlight of the event. It provides a nostalgic and enjoyable opportunity for former players to come together, reconnect, and relive their football memories. The game’s atmosphere will be filled with laughter, camaraderie, and friendly competition, creating a delightful experience for both the players and spectators.

Former players interested in playing please contact:
Sandro Soncin on 0417843015 Mareeba Bulls
Mario De Vecchi on 0407674282 Leichhardt Lions

Over 45’s Leichhardt Team Guernsey sponsored by

Over 45’s Mareeba Bulls Team Guernsey sponsored by

The Entertainment

Following the conclusion of the football games, the evening entertainment by Attori, with their classical favourites from decades past of Italian music, will add a touch of elegance and cultural immersion to the event. Their performance will transport attendees back in time, evoking emotions and memories associated with the timeless melodies of Italian music.

The Food

Of course, no Italian function would be complete without an abundance of traditional Italian cuisine. The traditional Italian banquet will provide a delectable feast, featuring a variety of authentic dishes that showcase the culinary heritage of Italy. It will be a true celebration of Italian gastronomy, allowing attendees to savour the flavours and experience the warmth of Italian hospitality.

In Conclusion

Overall, the Moriconi/Bomben Cup promises to be an event filled with football excitement, nostalgia, cultural immersion, and culinary delights. It will pay tribute to the legacy of Alfio Mareeba United, John the Leichhardt Lions, and the Italian immigrant community, while bringing together football enthusiasts and fostering a sense of community and celebration.

Game Times

  1. Mareeba United vrs Leichhardt under 18, kickoff 1.30pm
  2. Mareeba United vrs Leichhardt under 23, kickoff 3.30pm
  3. Mareeba United vrs Leichhardt over 45, kickoff 5.30pm
  4. Mareeba United vrs Leichhardt QPL mens, kickoff 7.00pm

Adults: $6
Children (0-18 years): Free
Pensioners: $3
Tickets to be purchased on the day at the door.




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