The Great Lakes United Football Club (GLUFC) will run the 2020 Viking Challenge in conjunction with Football Mid North Coast.
Following the resignation of long-time sub committee members Paul Sandilands and Jerrad Allen, the club released a statement thanking the men for their contributions and assuring participating teams that the large-scale event would continue to grow into the future.
"As everyone knows, they have been involved for many years and have done a tremendous job to bring the event to where it is now," GLUFC president Ray Brady said.
"Great Lakes United Football Club will continue to run the very successful event in 2020 with the help of Football Mid North Coast, who will bring us forward in technology to host the event.
"We are all working together to bring the draw online well before the weekend and also to have Sunday's draw out to everyone early on Saturday night and with everything working properly hope to get everyone home on Sunday afternoon.
"We have also spoken to Northern who sanction the event and they have given us approval to open registrations in 2019.
"We will advise you shortly of the dates and process for team nominations, payment and player registrations."
With hundreds of teams converging on North Tuncurry Sporting Complex for the six-a-side tournament each year, the Viking Challenge is considered one of the largest revenue-producing events in the Great Lakes, with GLUFC estimating it injects over $3 million into the local economy annually.
Importantly, as a significant stream of income for the club, it also allows them to invest money back into infrastructure at Boronia Park, with over $100,000 being spent on lights, drainage, fencing and amenities at the grounds over the last seven years.
The club will once again be seeking the support of local businesses for the 2020 Viking Challenge.
The event will take place over the weekend of March 7 and 8.
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