Posted December 03, 2017 09:08:08 The Victoria Cup final has seen the likes of ‘Tough and Tough’ and ‘Dogs’ win the trophy for the third time in four years.
In 2017 the competition had more than two million entries and the winners were the best-known Victoria Cup mascots, and Victoria’s first ever Grand Champion.
Victoria’s new Grand Champion, ‘Mudflap’, will be inducted into the Victoria Cup Hall of Fame on Tuesday.
The event also featured a live match between Victoria and NSW for the first time since the last match in 2015, which saw the Victorian team defeat the NSW team.
This time around, there were only 12 players on the field, but the match was broadcast live and on television.
The match was recorded live by the ABC and aired on TV.
In 2016 the Grand Champion of Victoria won a state-of-the-art match at the Ballarat Stadium that saw him beat his opponent, his dog and his friends.
The competition had a record-breaking turnout of 6.5 million entries, with Victoria winning a record number of Grand Champions in the first ever Victorian Cup.
Grand Champion ‘Toug and Tough’, who was the Victoria’s state mascot in 2017, was named Victorian Champion for the second time in his career.
Grand champion ‘Muddy’ won the grand prize and was voted Victoria’s best mascot, while the winner of the first-ever Grand Champion competition, ‘Cameron’ also took home a medal.
“The Grand Champion is the best mascot in Victoria and that is something we can all be proud of,” said Victoria Cup President, David Seddon.
“His skills are as impressive as his ability.
He’s an extremely competitive, intelligent and loyal competitor.
He is an example to all of Victoria and the State Government.”
Grand Champion Cameron won the Grand Champions prize and won the medal at the 2017 Victoria’s Grand Cup match.
He was named the Grand champion of Victoria in 2017 and 2018.
“I think he’s done a fantastic job in 2017,” said Grand Champion Muddy.
To win the Grand Cup this year and then to win it again in 2019 and 2020, it’s just a fantastic achievement.”