Womens State Cup set to be introduced

New opportunities: The Women's State Cup will be played later in the year.

New opportunities: The Women's State Cup will be played later in the year.

Northern NSW Football is inviting clubs to submit expressions of interest for the inaugural Women’s State Cup competition.

The tournament will be held at Speers Point in September, and see senior women's teams across Northern NSW have the opportunity to play against senior teams from other zones and from within the Herald Women's Premier League competition for the first time in a sanctioned competition.

The establishment of the Women's State Cup was a strategic initiative for Northern NSW Football in the 2016-2019 Strategic Plan as it aims to lift the number of female registered players to 25% by 2020.

The men’s State Cup which was introduced in 2012 enabled NNSWF to easily transition into the National FFA Cup competition in 2015.

The Women's State Cup could be a stepping stone for a National Women's FFA Cup as states across Australia move to align their premier women's competition with the National Premier League format.

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