2017 Blue Ribbon Rugby League Cup
The Blue Ribbon Rugby League Cup began in 2012 when the Victoria Police Vikings took on the Ararat-Stawell Devils in the inaugural match. The cup is played each year to pay respect and to commemorate the Victoria Police members who have died in the line of duty (now 159). It is the only rugby league match of its kind in Australia. The cup was played in Ararat in 2012 and 2013, with the Vikings winning both games by a comfortable margin. In 2014 the Devils were joined by a number of players from the Wodonga Storm and the cup was played as part of the Melbourne Storms Country of Origin Carnival with the Police Vikings taking the trophy. Last year’s game was a much closer affair against the Storm and very competitive, with the Police team once again walking away with the silverware.
This year’s event will see a combined Victoria Police Vikings-Australian Navy team take on the Wodonga Storm at Cerberus Navy Base on Saturday November 5th with a 12pm kick-off. The Vikings look forward to having the Storm players come down to Melbourne to contest the cup and appreciate the support they’ve offered in getting involved in this annual game of rugby league. Both teams wish to thank NRL Victoria and the Cerberus Navy Base for their kind support in hosting the event as well as The Police Association and the Blue Ribbon Foundation for donating several awards for the game. A BBQ lunch and drinks will be available on the day.