The NSFA provides over 16,800 members between North Sydney and Brooklyn the opportunity to play football each weekend in local community competitions from ages Under 6 – Over 45’s.The Skellern Cup intends to promote the continued growth of primary school aged girls participating in our weekly competitions.
The event aspires to celebrate girls playing football, bringing together regular players and non-players to showcase the inclusiveness, enjoyment and camaraderie football as a sport provides.
The Skellern Cup is free to enter for all schools based in the NSFA region!
2022 Tournament Details
The next NSFA Skellern Cup will take place across two days of Term 1 at North Turramurra Recreation Area, providing all primary school aged girls in Year 3 – 6 the chance to take part in our association wide football gala day.
Junior Skellern Cup: Wednesday, 23rd March (Years 3 and 4)
Senior Skellern Cup: Thursday, 24th March (Years 5 and 6)
Each day will bring together schools and girls from throughout the Northern Suburbs of Sydney, inviting over 40 schools, stretching from Neutral Bay to Brooklyn. Each school can nominate as many teams as they like, with a recommended squad size of 13 players plus a coach/teacher. Games will be played on small-sided fields of 9 vs 9, with a competition winner awarded following our unique points system.
The day intends to celebrate girls playing football, bringing together regular players and non-players to showcase the inclusiveness, enjoyment and camaraderie football as a sport provides.
2019 Skellern Cup
Attendance records were smashed for the third edition of the NSFA Skellern Cup, held at North Turramurra Recreation Area.
The tournament, aimed at primary school girls from Years 3 to 6, featured over 700 players from 57 teams across the NSFA region, stretching from Berowra down to Neutral Bay.
Teams attain points throughout the day across a broad range of criteria including goals scored, fair play, equal playing time and cheering on their teammates, with the Skellern Cup for each day going to the team with the highest number of points.
The Junior Cup was awarded to Gordon East Public School, while the Senior Cup went to Pymble Public School.
Behind the Name
The Skellern Cup is named after Amanda and Kimberley Skellern, twin sisters who have played representative club football for Northern Tigers FC for over 10 years after beginning their football careers at local club West Pymble FC. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the Skellern sisters over the two days who will be on hand to motivate teams, give advice and soak up the atmosphere!
Eilidh Mackay – NSFA Head of Female Football – email@example.com