FIVE of the region's top soccer clubs will be vying for glory when the FFA Cup begins next month.
Oxley Vale Attunga, Moree Services, Demon Knights, TAS FC and Armidale City-Westside will be taking on some of the state's best teams, in the hopes of taking home this year's cup.
All three Armidale-based sides will enjoy a home-field advantage in their opening games of the tournament.
Demon Knights will play host to the Northern Storm in their round two clash.
TAS FC will be looking to progress further into the tournament when they clash with the Camden Haven Redbacks.
Armidale City-Westside will cap off the local fixtures when they clash with Port Saints.
Moree Services and the Mushies have a bye in round two, meaning both sides will progress to round three.
If TAS FC are successful in their opening match, they will set up a tussle with Moree Services in the third round.
Meanwhile, Oxley Vale Attunga will hit the the road to take on Woolgoolga United for a place in the fourth round.
Mushies president Mitchell O'Keefe said the club would begin planning for their opening game straight away.
"Our coach Tim Coates and team manager Josh Magann will meet tonight [Thursday] about preparations for the match and the confirmation of numbers for that game," O'Keefe said.
"We will have a better insight on how we are shaping up after that meeting.
"We would have preferred a home game, but it is what is."