The St George Football Association (SGFA) Chairman’s Cup is a 6-a-side charity tournament that was established in 2018 to honour the Associations former Chairman, Sok Mallios.
Sok sadly passed away following a brave fight with Leukaemia in December 2017 and is survived by his wife Linda and 3 children Priscilla, Stephanie and Jeremy. He was a tremendous, selfless leader, whom we all respected and admired and the event is a celebration of local football in his memory.
The day will be held at the brand newly developed synthetic facility at Peakhurst Park and will cater for and All Age Mixed competition and Over 45 competition.
SGFA encourage all Clubs and players to support the day by forming a team and have some fun whilst helping to raise funds towards cancer research.
Its also the perfect event for those teams who have already registered for SGFA Summer Football program.
Date: Sunday, 20 October 2019
Venue: Peakhurst Park Synthetic
Time: Games kick off at 9am
Entry Fee: $120 per team (all proceeds go toward cancer research)
DJ, Food truck/stalls
6-a-side, round robin with finals.
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Sok was involved as a player, coach, volunteer and administrator since 1971. A brief summary is provided:
- He played for Ramsgate RSL from U5 1971 until U12 1978
- Along with several other St George boys was selected to play Rep football by State league club Canterbury Marrickville Olympic U13 1979 & U14 1980
- Selected by NSL Club Sydney Olympic to play for U15 1981 & U16 1982.
- To concentrate solely on his high school studies he elected to walk away from Rep footy and in 1983 played for Carss Park FC in the U21 comp. He was the youngest player in the team.
- In 1984, the bulk of this team was seconded to play for St George Police Boys Club at as its Reserve Grade Premier League team. However the PL Squad was relegated at end of season to AAA. Sok played AAA for 10 years with his brothers and many school friends challenging for honours in every season.
- In 1995 Sok was asked to play at Carlton Rovers FC in the Premier League. This became his football Club and family for over 20 years where he played in and coached the O35A & finally the O45A competition.
- Apart from being a player he assumed the Registrar and Assistant Treasurer roles where his strong admin skills came to the fore and reorganised the Club and was a Club Delegate to the SGFA.
- In 2007 & 2008 he was voted in to join the SGFA Executive Committee where he assumed the Treasurers role and made it his mission and a turning point where the SGFA introduced financial disciplines and operating policies that saw it turn significant deficits and contingencies around. The focus was back onto grassroots football and the local community and its players. He provided strong support to the executive, put in place new procedures and saw the fortunes of the SGFA begin to stabilise.
- He continued to coach grass roots teams at Sans Souci FC whilst playing and contributing on the Executive.
- He coached the 045A SGFA Team in the 2011 Champions of Champions series.
- In 2012 he stood for election on the new SGFA Board and was selected by the new Board to become its inaugural Executive Director.
- He remained SGFA Chairman up to his passing, overseeing remarkable advancements in our District with significant financial contributions garnered from government toward investment in facilities, our re-branding, the commencement of our development program and new senior entity, St George City FA, amongst other achievements.