Variety Football 7s

Variety Football 7s Preseason Cup – The perfect way to kick-off your preseason in 2018!

Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) will host the inaugural Variety Football 7s Preseason Cup at the Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility in Speers Point next February.

The two-day tournament will be held on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th of February. It’s open to senior men and women players across Northern NSW.

A range of leagues are available for men and women of all ages and abilities. Teams will be graded primarily according to playing history and the competition in which they played in 2017.

Competitions will ideally consist on 2 pools of 4 teams, with the top 2 teams in each pool progressing to Semi Finals followed by a “winner takes all” Grand Final.

The Variety Football 7s Preseason Cup is the perfect way to build fitness, combinations and team spirit ahead of Season 2018

Variety Football 7s – Preliminary Regulations

• Games are played on approximately ½ full size pitch (65m x 40m);
• Modified 5m X 2m goals;
• 2 x 12-minute halves, with a 1-minute break at half time;
• No offside;
• Goalkeepers are restricted to throwing, rolling or placing the ball on the deck prior to kicking (no punts or drop-kicks);
• Unlimited and unregulated interchange; and
• Maximum of 12 players


Registrations are open to male and female senior players. In particular, we encourage e senior teams participating in local community competitions to include the event in their preseason schedules.

Capacity at this stage is strictly limited to a total of 48 teams. Register now to avoid disappointment.

Prize Money

The Grand Final Winners will receive a cash prize of $400*.
*Based on Leagues contested by a minimum of 8 teams.

Variety Football 7’s – Leagues

Men’s 1 – Recommended for Zone League and All Age A
Men’s 2 – Recommended for All Age B to F
Men’s 3 – Recommended for All Age G to O
Women’s Competitive – Recommended for WPL and All Age A Women’s
Women’s Social – Recommended for all Women’s divisions below All Age B
Men’s O/35’s 1 – Recommended for O/35’s Friday Night A to D and Saturday A & B
Men’s O/35’s 2 – Recommended for O/35’s Friday Night E to J and Saturday C & D

*NNSWF, at its absolute discretion reserves the right to regrade teams based on ability and players’ history.

Teams requiring clarification in relation to which league is most appropriate are encouraged to contact Kean Marshall: 4941 7221 or 0432 398 477 or

Tournament Fee

A Tournament fee of $395 per team will apply. The fee includes a minimum of 3 fixtures on a FIFA Two Star synthetic pitch, match official fees and access to NNSWF’s Sports Injury Protection Scheme (strictly for registered players)

Score a Goal for Variety

NNSWF is committed to donating $5* for every goal scored throughout the tournament to Variety – “the children’s charity.” A host of other fundraising activities will be conducted throughout the weekend including a major raffle.

*capped at $2500

Tournament Regulations

Comprehensive regulations will be posted in due course.