The 2023 Teakle Cup returns to Port Lincoln
Since their inception, Peter Teakle Wines has been committed to transforming the Eyre Peninsula into a premium tourist destination, from promoting the area as a must-visit food and wine hotspot with their state-of-the-art winery and award-winning restaurant, Line & Label, to last year attracting hundreds of regional football fans to Port Lincoln’s Centenary Oval for the inaugural Teakle Cup.
After the success of last year’s Anzac Day match, where over 2000 attendees witnessed Norwood Football Club’s victory against West Adelaide, Peter Teakle Wines is thrilled to once again be sponsoring the 2023 Teakle Cup on Saturday, May 13 as part of their three-year partnership with Norwood Football Club.
The Teakle Cup supports local football and showcases local talent in the Eyre Peninsula and gives many home-grown Eyre Peninsula players like Cameron Taheny and Jacob Kennerley a chance to play in their home region once again.
“It means a lot having not played at home for so long,” says Jacob Kennerley. “It will be an amazing feeling running out in front of people that I grew up with and those who supported me throughout juniors.”
“The EP community shows a real sense of care and support to everyone. Whether you grew up there, whether you are new to the area or are just passing through. There’s a genuine sense of pride about where each person comes from and their local town.”
“I’m super excited to get back home and play an official match in front of friends and family. I know we will all feel well supported back there and I hope we can put on a show for all those that make the effort to come and watch.”
“To play in front of family and friends on the EP for the first time in almost 6 years will be a very special moment,” says Cameron Taheny.
“The whole EP is very supportive and always takes a keen interest into all of us EP boys and how we’re going. The whole EP itself feels like one big community, everyone knows everyone and it’s full of friendly people.”
“We are thrilled to have partnered with Norwood Football Club and to once again be presenting the Teakle Cup here in Port Lincoln,” says Ben Teakle, Managing Director of Teak Corp. “Football is such an integral part of life here in the Eyre Peninsula and it was great to see the community come together and cheer on local talent at last year’s game. We hope the Teakle Cup will continue to be a highlight annual event that will unite the Port Lincoln community and attract the wider South Australian community to this beautiful part of our state.”
The 2023 Teakle Cup takes place on Saturday, May 13 at 2:10PM at Centenary Oval.