The NSFA runs a number of knockout tournaments in order to provide additional competition experience to our registered players.
The NSFA Cup is the premier men’s knockout cup competition in the association, open to any registered men’s competition team that wishes to enter. Formerly known as the KDSA Cup, it was first introduced in 1968, with the inaugural trophy being won by Wahroonga.
|2013||North Sydney United ‘A’|
|2011||North Sydney United|
|2009||North Sydney AA|
|2008||North Sydney AA|
|2005||North Sydney AA|
|2004||North Sydney AA|
|2003||North Sydney AA|
|1998||North Sydney Bears|
Rick Close Cup
The Rick Close Cup is a tournament open to all Men’s Over-35 and Over-45 teams in the association and is named after West Pymble FC life member Rick Close, who was the driving force behind the establishment of the tournament.
|2017||North Sydney United|
|2016||North Sydney United|
|2012||North Sydney United|
|2010||West Pymble ‘A’|
|2009||West Pymble ‘A’|
The President’s Shield is open to all Mixed Under 18 teams in the association. The 2017 final saw Berowra lift the trophy for a third time after a 5-2 win over Lindfield FC.
|2014||Mt Colah B|
|2010||North Sydney Boys High School|
|1997||North Sydney Boys High School|
|1996||North Sydney Boys High School|
|1995||North Sydney Boys High School|
|1982||Hornsby RSL Youth|
|1978||Hornsby RSL Youth|
GWFC Girls’ Under 18 Shield
The GWFC Shield is open to teams from the association in the Girls’ Under 16 and Under 18 age groups that did not enter the Football NSW State Cup in the same season.
The Vice-President’s Shield, formerly the Secretary’s Shield until 2011, is open to all Under-16 Mixed teams in the association and has been running for 38 years.
Berowra FC triumphed over North Sydney United in the 2017 final, securing back-to-back titles and lifting the trophy for the seventh time overall.
|2000||North Sydney Boys High School|
|1991||North Shore Hellas|
|1980||Hornsby RSL Youth|
The Tresurer’s Shield is open to all Under-14 Mixed teams in the association and has been running for 38 years.
Northbridge S won the 2017 tournament, defeating Lindfield A 5-0 in the final.
|2005||North Sydney Bears|
|1993||North Sydney Artarmon|
|1990||North Shore Hellas|
|1984||Hornsby RSL Youth|
Champion of Champions
The Champion of Champions tournament is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the footballing calendar, with champions (after having met Association eligibility criteria) from each association pitted against each other in a battle for supremacy.
Visit the Football NSW website for more information.
The DEPLOY State Cups knockout tournaments are conducted by Football NSW for Association based male and female club teams and Country Association representative or club teams.
This tournament attracts over 500 entries each season and is an opportunity for club teams from all areas of Football NSW to compete against teams from outside their own Association.
Boys/Men: 12,13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 0/35, AA Men
Girls/Women: 12, 14, 16, 18, AA Women
In September we hosted the inaugural NSFA Skellern Cup, a football tournament specifically for primary school-aged girls (Years 3 to 6).
The event was an incredible success, with over 400 players, coaches and parents from 15 local schools participating across two days at the North Turramurra Recreation Area (NTRA) sports fields.
We are excited to confirm that the NSFA Skellern Cup will be returning in 2018! Taking place at NTRA once again, the tournament will be held on:
Wednesday 12th (Years 3 and 4) & Thursday 13th September (Years 5 and 6)
We hope to build on this year’s success with more schools, teams and girls taking part across both days! NSFA encourages clubs to share the video and 2018 dates with their school contacts to encourage more schools to enter the date into their 2018 calendar.
Juniors – Year 3 & 4 girls will play a 9 vs 9 format on fields 55m in length, 40m wide. 35 min games.
Seniors – Year 5 & 6 girls will play 9 vs 9 format on fields 65m in length, 45m wide. 35 min games.
All teams will play with goals of 5m x 2m, with a maximum of four substitutes per team.
All primary schools within the region of NSFA will be invited to participant in the inaugural NSFA Girls Primary School Cup. Each school can nominate as many girls teams as they like, with a recommended squad size of 13 players plus teacher/coach. This is applicable to both age groups.
Junior squads must be composed of girls in Year 3 & 4
Senior squads are recommended to be composed of girls in Year 5 & 6
Each age group will take part in the NSFA Girls Primary School Cup on their nominated day. We aim to have each team play at least three games during the day. Games will be 35 minutes in length. The event and team registration will be free of cost to participating schools.
North Turramurra Recreational Area, Bobbin Head Rd, North Turramurra. Utilising the three fields available (Synthetic, Grass, Grass)
Wednesday 6th September. 9:30am – 2:15pm
Thursday 7th September. 9:30am – 2:15pm
The NSFA Girls Primary School Cup aims to provide equal football playing opportunities within a school environment for primary school aged girls throughout the NSFA region.