After 4 years hiatus the Baitieri/Martin Cup is back as Cumberland Beavers head to Kellyville to take on the TAFE NSW Polecats in the league most fierce local darbies.
The shield is named after Polecats Patron and former first grader (Parramatta/Cronulla Sutherland) John ‘Macca’ McMartin. John sadly passed away last year after a battle with cancer. Macca’s image still adorns the Polecats webpage, such is the loss the club wishes to acknowledge his contribution.
The cup also recognises other former first grader Tas Baiteri (Canterbury-Bankstown) who is involved with the beavers and contributed greatly to the Tertiary Students Rugby League and NSW rugby league.
The Polecats are proud to be able to honour Macca once again by contesting for this trophy. This is a great time to remember someone who gave so much time to Rugby League and the Polecats as the president and club patron.
These clashes first began back in 2008 and have always been looked forward to on the calendar. The games traditionally showcase a tough but fair contest. Play is always in the spirit of how its namesakes would also have played Rugby league.
Previous Cup Winners
2008 – Norwest Polecats
2009 – Cumberland Beavers
2010 – Norwest Polecats
2014 – Norwest Polecats
2015 – Norwest Polecats (Match washed out)
Match Day Details
First Division: TAFE NSW Polecats vs. Cumberland Beaver
Ground: Kellyville Park