2019 WOMEN’S STATE CUP DINNER
Northern NSW Football and TAFE NSW invites all players, coaches and managers to a social networking dinner on Saturday 6 July 2019 at 7.30 pm.
Meet players from other participating clubs and hear from our special guest speakers TAFE NSW, Next-Gen Physio, Lissome Newcastle and Urban Base Fitness surrounding injury prevention, team bonding and the implementation of athlete development in clubs.
Limited seats are available! Book your seat now to ensure you don’t miss out!
For more information, please contact:
Annalisa Ceccato, Football Events and Operations Coordinator
02 4941 7200
Get to know the stars of the TAFE NSW Women’s State Cup!
Read up on profiles for some of the players and coaches that will be featuring in the competition!
Where can I park?
The parking areas are shown in red on the below map. Should the LMRFF parking become full, overflow parking is available adjacent to Speers Point Swim Centre. Additional overflow parking is available adjacent to Speers Point Park and Macquarie Field (access via Creek Reserve Road). Please be advised that no cars are permitted to park on the roads within LMRFF.
Is there a gate entry fee?
No, there is no gate entry fee to the TAFE NSW Women’s State Cup.
Will food and beverages be available for purchase?
Yes, LMRFF’s Sidelines Café will be open across the weekend.
Is alcohol allowed?
Strictly no alcohol may be brought into the LMRFF, however, alcohol may be purchased from Sidelines Cafe after 2pm.
Where can I smoke?
Smoking is prohibited in ALL areas of the LMRFF. Should you elect to smoke, you must exit LMRFF and situate yourself outside the black perimeter fencing and main carpark. Please be aware smoking is also not permitted in Speers Point Park.
Can I bring my pet?
Although we love all animals large and small, unfortunately, the LMRFF isn’t the place for them, please refrain from bringing them with you.
Where can I sit?
We have a brand-new grandstand that has recently been erected that will provide viewers with a great view of the field. Chairs are also available in the alfresco area and both fields are viewable from the grandstand on the southern side of Field 1 and 2. You may bring outdoor chairs of your own to place on the Northern hill and grassed area adjacent to the change room area.
Player and Team Official Information
How does my team enter the facility and change room areas?
Teams will enter the building via the front doors and are requested to proceed past the café and out towards the fields. The coach or team manager only will report to the Event Operations desk where they will complete the team sheet and information surrounding Match Day Procedures.
Where can we conduct a team meeting?
All teams are requested not to use the café area for team meetings or to commence changing. Meetings can be conducted inside change rooms or outdoors.
Where do we warm up?
Warm ups will be permitted on marked 5-a-side courts as directed by Event Management.
Can we access ice?
Your team will be provided with one bag of ice and use of an esky in your designated change room. Additional ice will be available in the First Aid Room.
Are we allowed to bring a marquee?
Yes, clubs are welcome to bring their own shade structures and erect on the hill at the northern end of the facility (refer to map above).
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
This year sixteen (16) teams will contend 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 will be contested by the best performing community teams during the tournament which do 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.
Previous winners list:
2017 – Warners Bay Football Club
2018 – Adamstown Rosebud FC
For further information:
Football Events & Operations Coordinator
P 02 4941 7209