11 Jun Vikings Claim the Bob Hitchcock Territory Shield
Vikings 1st Grade claimed the Bob Hitchcock Territory Shield on Saturday after defeating Royals, the previous holders of the Shield. The Bob Hitchcock Territory Shield works similarly to New Zealand’s Ranfurly Shield, in that the holder puts the Shield up for challenge at every home game they host. Due to the Vikings defeating Royals at Phillip Oval, the Vikings now hold the Shield until defeated at Viking Park. The team that holds the Shield at the conclusion of the regular season is crowned the Bob Hitchcock Territory Shield Champions for the year.
The Vikings will defend the Shield as early as this weekend, when we take on the Uni-North Owls at Viking Park for our Charity Day, from 3:05pm.
Well done to Vikings 1’s, who also took home the Wal Scollen Cup, an annual fixture between Vikings and Royals in memory of a great mate to both Clubs.