Northern NSW Football is pleased to announce registrations are now open for the Women’s State Cup 2021!
Is your club ready to be crowned champions?
The tournament will be conducted over Friday 2 to Sunday 4 July 2021.
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 2021.
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 4 June 2021.
Luke Blundell – Competitions Administrator
Phone: 4941 7200
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 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.
The Women’s State Cup was cancelled in 2020 due to CODIV-19.
Previous winners list:
2017 – Warners Bay Football Club
2018 – Adamstown Rosebud FC
2019 – Wallsend FC
2020 – Cancelled due to COVID-19