Get to know the stars of the 2019 TAFE NSW Women’s State Cup!
Read up on profiles for some of the players and coaches that will be featuring in the competition!
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
2019 – Wallsend FC
For further information:
Football Events & Operations Coordinator
P 02 4941 7209