Australia’s best emerging tennis stars will hit the courts of Melbourne Park next week at another national sporting event in Victoria.
Today, Minister for Sport and Veterans, John Eren joined Australian tennis legend Todd Woodbridge and founding director of the Gallipoli Youth Cup Umit Oraloglu at the home of the Australian Open to announce the Andrews Labor Government had committed $30,000 funding to secure the event for another year.
The Gallipoli Youth Cup is an integral date on the on the ITF Junior Circuit, drawing the top ranked junior players, including elite duo Gabriella Da Silva-Fick and Jake Delaney. Delaney is aiming to defend his crown, while Da Silva-Fick is angling for a maiden Gallipoli Youth Cup.
The Gallipoli Youth Cup is an opportunity for the next Lleyton Hewitt or Sam Stosur to make their mark, and another chance to commemorate the relationship Australia and Turkey have shared since the Gallipoli landings, 100 years ago.
In addition, the Gallipoli Youth Cup School Program will draw on the power of sport to help paint a picture of the sacrifice of servicemen and women who defended their countries 100 years ago – many of whom were the same age as the Gallipoli Youth Cup competitors.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport and Veterans, John Eren
“Turkey is a close friend of Victoria. Our state is home to more Turkish migrants than any other.”
“Our Anzac Centenary initiatives are fitting ways to protect these important memories and learn more about these defining moments in the history of our state and world.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020