‘Quietly confident’: Hellenic Athletic aim to mix it with Wanderers in FA Cup

Northern Territory teams have fared poorly since the Cup’s inception but Darwin’s oldest club is hoping to buck that trend

Mention sport in the Northern Territory and you hear the names of Michael Long, Maurice Rioli, Matthew Whelan and Cyril Rioli. Australian rules football has long been king in the Territory and behind it is rugby league (Will Chambers, Ben Barba), hockey (Mark Hickman, Stephen Holt, Nova Peris) and a host of other sports.

But football also has a long and proud history in the NT, and one that will take centre stage on Tuesday when Hellenic Athletic, who are celebrating their 60th birthday this year, meet Western Sydney in the FFA Cup’s round of 32 at Darwin Football Stadium.

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