Women’s State Cup

Fixtures / Results

Northern NSW Football is pleased to announce registrations are now open for the Women’s State Cup 2022!

Get your club together, battle against the best, and make history as the next State Champions.


Join the NNSWF Indigenous Team

New in 2022 is the opportunity to represent the NNSWF Indigenous Team.

We are searching for coaches and players aged 16+ to register their expression of interest and represent their communities and culture.

Sound like you? Register today.  

Expression of Interest – Player 

Expression of Interest – Coach  


The tournament is happening Friday 8 July, Saturday 9 July and Sunday 10 July 2022


Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility.


  • The tournament is open to all senior women’s clubs and to member clubs of NNSWF Premier and Zone Competitions.
  • The tournament permits one team per club only.


  • $300 per club (GST inclusive).
  • Fee covers players registration and match official fees for the tournament.


  • The tournament will be completed over a round robin group phase followed by a knock-out finals series and a play-off phase including the Community Women’s Plate.
  • Clubs can register a maximum of 18 players and a minimum of 12 players for the tournament.
  • Minimum player age: turning 15 in 2022.
  • Northern NSW Football reserves the right to adjust or alter the tournament format as required subject to participating team numbers.


Registrations are now open and close 6 June 2022.


Luke Blundell – Competitions Administrator

Phone: 4941 7200

Email: lblundell@northernnswfootball.com.au 



History of Northern NSW Football Women’s State Cup

First played in 2017, Women’s State Cup was established as a strategic initiative in Northern NSW Football’s 2016-2019 Strategic Plan as a development opportunity for local Herald Women’s Premier League (WPL) and community league players.

It was also the first step in preparing the local women’s competition to move towards a National Women’s FFA Cup as States across Australia moved to align their Premier Women’s Competition with the National Premier Leagues (NPL) format.

Sixteen (16) teams participated in the inaugural competition, made up of community, Herald WPL and composite teams from regional zones, with Herald WPL club, Warners Bay FC taking out the Championship.


2018 saw Northern NSW Football announce TAFE NSW as naming rights partner for the Cup which included the introduction of new awards including Player of the Matches for the Semi-Finals and a Player of the Series.

The event also included a team dinner on the Saturday night of the tournament for players to be able to network and meet on a more social basis.

2018 TAFE NSW Women’s State Cup Champions:

Herald Women’s Premier League club, Adamstown Rosebud JFC.

Player of the Match (Semi-Final 1): Maggie Quinn, Adamstown Rosebud JFC

Player of the Match (Semi-Final 2): Sophie Milton, Wallsend FC

Player of the Series: (Final): Libby Copus-Brown, Wallsend FC


16 Teams contended in the TAFE NSW Women’s State Cup, with the largest number of community teams participating, reflective of the ever-increasing participation levels of females playing football. To encourage and support these teams Northern NSW Football has announced the introduction of the TAFE NSW Community Plate.

The TAFE NSW Community Plate was contested by the best performing community teams during the tournament which did not progress to the State Cup Finals.

Events like this provide more opportunities for women to enjoy the sport and move towards ensuring that the opportunities for females reflect those that are currently available for male players.


The Women’s State Cup was cancelled in 2020 due to CODIV-19.


In 2021 Maitland FC defeated Newcastle Olympic FC to be crowned Women’s State Cup Champions.


This year will see the entry of our first NPL Women’s NNSW teams to compete for the Women’s State Cup.
A NNSWF indigenous representative team will also be entered into the competition which will be made up of talented players from many different clubs.
Together with the best talent from across northern NSW community teams the Women’s State Cup final and plate final will be contested on the 10th of July 2022.

> WATCH – 2018 TAFE NSW Women’s State Cup Final

> WATCH – 2019 TAFE NSW Women’s State Cup Final

> WATCH – 2021 Women’s State Cup Final

Previous winners list:

2017 – Warners Bay Football Club

2018 – Adamstown Rosebud FC

2019 – Wallsend FC

2020 – Cancelled due to COVID-19

2021 – Maitland FC