2018 Women’s State Cup Date Announced!

April 19th, 2018

Northern NSW Football’s (NNSWF) Women’s State Cup will be held 14 & 15 July at Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility, Speers Point.

Senior Women’s teams from across Northern NSW will have the opportunity to test their skills against each other and teams from the Newcastle Herald Women’s Premier League (WPL) during the second annual Women’s State Cup held at the start-of-the-art facility.

In 2017, sixteen teams, with five from regional areas participated in the Cup.

The establishment of the Women’s State Cup was a strategic initiative for Northern NSW Football in the 2016-2019 Strategic Plan which outlines Northern NSW Football’s aim to be a leading organisation for female football.

Northern NSW Football Community Manager Peter Haynes said the Women’s State Cup provides a unique opportunity for women from all Northern NSW leagues to compete against each other.

“With the ever-increasing participation levels of females in football, it’s important to create the same opportunities already available for men’s football.

“With the current success of this season’s Newcastle Herald WPL and All-Age Women’s competitions, the event promises to be an exciting competition,” said Haynes.

NOMINATE NOW

NNSWF invites all clubs with Senior Women’s teams to be a part of the excitement.

Clubs are requested to submit nominations by COB May 4 2018.

2018 WOMEN’S STATE CUP INFORMATION

1. State Cup Dates
The Women’s State Cup will be conducted on the weekend of 14 & 15th July 2018. With some local teams kicking off on Friday 13 July evening.

2. Tournament Fee
A Tournament fee of $300 per club inclusive of GST will apply. This fee covers the cost of tournament administration, insurance and Match Official fees.

3. Eligible Teams
The Tournament is open to all senior women’s teams who are direct members of NNSWF or its affiliated member zones.
All NNSWF member zones have confirmed their support of the Women’s State Cup & in the event Zone based competition fixtures are scheduled at the time of the Women’s State Cup, NNSWF will work with the member zones to ensure the nominated teams will still be able to participate.

4. Eligible Player
All players must be registered with NNSWF or its affiliated member zone and be registered with the club they represent.

5. Tournament Format (Subject to team nominations)
The Tournament shall be conducted on a pool basis with a minimum of four (4) clubs per pool. The number of entries will determine the number of pools. The pool winners (minimum) will progress to either a quarter or semi-final of the competition.

Northern NSW Football reserves the right to adjust or alter the competition format subject to the number of team nominations received.

6. Tournament Seeding
Newcastle Herald Women’s Premier League clubs will be seeded into pools based on their position at the conclusion of Round 7 on the 2018 WPL competition ladder. All other clubs will be drawn out randomly from the hat and placed into pools accordingly.

7. Tournament Regulations
To be determined and confirmed.

Clubs are requested to submit nominations by COB May 4 2018.

The invoice and club team list form will be sent out in June for clubs to list player names, coach names.

For further information:

Holly Ayton
Female Participation Officer
hayton@northernnswfootball.com.au
P 02 4941 7225

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