2023 Cups and Shields Preview

2023 Cups and Shields Preview

The 2023 NSFA winter season officially concludes this weekend Sat 2 / Sun 3 September with our NSFA Cups and Shields Finals.

Last years format will be repeated for success again this year, as the 6 finals will be held over 2 days at 2 different venues.

On Saturday we are at NTRA Synthetic for the Treasurer’s Shield at 10:00AM, followed by the Rick Close Cup at 12:30PM, rounded out by the Damian Miles Cup at 3:00PM.

On Sunday we head to Charles Bean Oval for the Vice Presidents Shield at 9:00AM, then the with the President’s Shield finishing the day’s activities at 3:00pm.

Join us for the Final of the Treasurers Shield this Saturday 2nd September, 10am KO at NTRA.
The Final will feature U14 St Ives SL take on U13 North Sydney United SL vying to win the Treasures Shield.
The Treasurers Shield competition is open to all U13 & U14 teams that did not enter the FNSW State Cup Competition.
St Ives will have the advantage of being a year older, however North Sydney United are coming of a strong season having finished 3rd in the U13 Super League competition.
St Ives will be out for redemption having lost last year’s Final to Berowra. North Sydney United will be looking to make history with the clubs first Treasurers Shield win since the competition’s inception.

Join us for the Final of the Rick Close Cup this Saturday September 2nd, 12:30PM KO at NTRA.
The Rick Close Cup enters into its 23rd edition, with Lindfield FC and North Sydney United looking to clinch the Over 35s knockout trophy. Lindfield FC are yet to win the Rick Close Cup, with North Sydney United dominating the RCC in recent seasons, winning the previous five editions.
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.
Will Lindfield FC be able to stop the Knockout dominance of North Sydney United, or will the might of the team from down south prevail? Find out on Saturday, September 2 at North Turramurra Recreation Area, 12:30 PM kick-off.

It all comes down to this!
What started with a Division 8 grabbing an upset win against a Division 6 team back in June has come down to two Premier League heavyweights looking to win the newly-titled Damian Miles Cup in 2023. This Cup of prestigious history will go to a new winner on September 2, with Lindfield FC and West Pymble FC coming together to attempt to win their and sixth and eighth respective Cup.
This Cup has been renamed in honour of Damian Miles, the former NSFA Competitions Manager, who recently passed away after being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. Always a big follower of this knockout tournament, it is fitting that the first one named after him will be played between two Clubs with significant history in the Senior Men’s sphere.

Join us this weekend for the Vice President’s Shield, which is open to all U15 & U16 competitions that did not enter the FNSW State Cup Competition.
The Vice Presidents Shield Final will feature U16 North Sydney United vs U15 Chatswood Rangers.
North Sydney Utd will be out to achieve the Double, having won the U16 Super League competition. They have had two comfortable wins in their run to the Final.
Chatswood Rangers head into the final after a nail-biting win against Lindfield U16B, with the game being decided in Golden Goal.
Chatswood Rangers last won the VP Shield in 2005, North Sydney United have never won the shield.
The Final will be played at Charles Bean Oval on Sunday 3rd September, 9am KO.

Head down to Charles Bean Oval this Sunday 3rd September at 12:00pm as both teams (LCW & NSU) will be looking to make history with the club’s first Presidents Shield win.
The Presidents Shield is open to all teams under the age of 18 that did not enter the FNSW State Cup Competition.
The Presidents Shield will feature North Sydney United vs Lane Cove West.
It should be a fascinating contest between two sides that haven’t played each other before. North Sydney United finished runners up in the U18 Super League competition. Lane Cove West are an U18’s side that finished in the top 4 in the Men’s All Age Div. 3 competition.
North Sydney Utd made it to the Final having defeated West Pymble on penalties. The full-time score was 2-2, with North Sydney Utd winning 5-4 on penalties.
Lane Cove West cruised to the Final with an empathetic win in their Semi-Final.

Into its second year, the NSFA Women’s Cup had an increase in the number of teams entering, with six of our seven Premier League Clubs entering into this Knockout Tournament.
Turramurra United won the inaugural Tournament in 2022, narrowly beating then-Division 2 UTS FC in a closely-fought match. Turramurra United return to the Final in 2023, looking to go two from two in the NSFA Women’s Cup. They will meet Lindfield FC, the runaway winners of the NSFA Women’s Premier League, who will be looking to take the double and win the Women’s Cup alongside the Leigh Wardell Trophy for the Women’s Premier League.
The NSFA Women’s Cup Final will be the feature match on Sunday September 3 at 3:00 PM; head on down to Charles Bean Oval to watch the best of NSFA Women’s football!

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