The NSFA provides over 16,000 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.
2019 Tournament Dates
Junior Cup (Years 3 & 4): Wednesday September 25
Senior Cup (Years 5 & 6): Thursday September 26
All games will be played at North Turramurra Recreation Area.
2018 Skellern Cup
Over 500 girls took to the field at North Turramurra Recreation Area last year for the second NSFA Skellern Cup.
This 2018 edition saw a total of eighteen schools from across the NSFA region (covering the Hornsby, Ku-ring-gai. Willoughby, North Sydney and Lane Cove LGAs) and a total of 43 teams from years 3 through 6 enjoying their football!
“This number of teams is a remarkable increase upon the 25 teams that attended the inaugural Skellern Cup in 2017,” commented Ed Ferguson, Tournament Organiser and NSFA Community Football Manager.
“All the schools have really got behind the tournament and it’s been great to see plenty of new football players giving their all alongside the experienced ones.”
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!