Gallipoli Youth Cup 2021 underway in Mornington


The Gallipoli Youth Cup, the world’s solely worldwide junior tennis event held in commemoration of the troopers who misplaced their lives at Gallipoli, is being performed in Victoria this week.

Mornington, Victoria, 26 April 2021 |

High junior gamers from Australia and New Zealand are competing on the Gallipoli Youth Cup, an ITF Junior Grade 3 event, on clay this week in Mornington.

In its thirteenth version, the Gallipoli Youth Cup is recognised because the world’s solely worldwide junior tennis event held in commemoration of the troopers who misplaced their lives at Gallipoli. The event has a key give attention to educating youthful generations in regards to the distinctive friendship that exists between Turkey, Australia and New Zealand.

New Zealanders Vivian Yang and Corban Crowther are the highest seeds in every subject. In complete, the event will see as much as 120 junior gamers compete throughout qualifying and the primary draw.

First held in 2008, the Gallipoli Youth Cup initiative was co-founded by Umit Oraloglu and 1987 Wimbledon Champion and event ambassador Pat Money, in partnership with Tennis Australia.

“We’re proud to announce that after 13 years, junior tennis gamers proceed to commemorate the values inherited by the ANZACs and Turkish troopers of the Gallipoli marketing campaign. The GYC stays the one international youth commemorative initiative inside the tennis world at present,” mentioned Umit Oraloglu, Gallipoli Youth Cup founder.

“The Gallipoli Youth Cup is a superb occasion that helps join tennis with vital historic and cultural teachings,” Gallipoli Youth Cup Match Director Francis Soyer mentioned.

“The event highlights the worth that tennis can play in integrating schooling via aggressive alternatives, and overlay vital values of camaraderie, respect and cultural consciousness, and likewise play an important function in offering aggressive alternatives for our junior gamers.”

Ambassador for the Republic of Turkey and GYC Patron Korhan Karakoc mentioned, “The Gallipoli Youth Cup is a superb initiative between Turkey and Australia, two nations sharing the satisfaction of setting an instance on the right way to forge a singular friendship out of a painful struggle. Sport is an excellent method of furthering friendships. On this sense, the Gallipoli Youth Cup has been efficiently serving the purpose of uniting youth, selling peace and brotherhood and enhancing concord.”

“We’re proud to say that after three years of continued help of this nice initiative, the Gallipoli Youth Cup continues to make a optimistic influence throughout communities and importantly to its most valued beneficiary – youth,” added PRO IT CEO Bekir Kilic.

“RSL Victoria is proud to help the Gallipoli Youth Cup as soon as once more. This can be a fantastic program that engages and junior tennis gamers on the historical past of the ANZACs and people quintessential values of endurance, braveness, ingenuity, good humour, and mateship,” RSL Victoria CEO, Mr Jamie Twidale CSM added.

Match winners will obtain an ANZAC themed figurine containing genuine sand from Gallipoli. This stuff have been kindly donated by Army Store, the official suppliers of the Gallipoli Youth Cup.

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