The State Cup is a state-wide competition open to all men’s NNSWF Premier Competition Clubs and Senior Zone Member Clubs.
It is a great opportunity for all clubs from all divisions to test their ability in the cauldron of a knockout competition, whilst competing for a prize purse totalling $10,000.
Due to travel distances and time restraints the competition is divided into two pools, the Northern Pool and Southern Pool, to determine Final Series participants.
The Northern Pool will comprise of club teams from Mid North Coast Football, North Coast Football, Northern Inland Football and Football Far North Coast. From these club teams, the last remaining four will participate in the Finals Series representing the Northern Pool.
The Southern Pool will be split into two further sub-pools, the first comprising of NBN State League and New FM 1st Division club teams and the second comprising of club teams from Newcastle Football, Macquarie Football and Hunter Valley Football. From each of these two sub-pools, the last remaining two club teams will participate in the Finals Series representing the Southern Pool.
The following key dates have been allocated by NNSWF for State Cup Fixtures:
NBN/New FM Club Teams
Round 1 Saturday 9th / Sunday 10th March 17 teams (drawn from the hat)
Round 2 Wednesday 3rd April 8 winners, plus club team with bye from Round 1
Round 3 Wednesday 1st May 4 winners, plus club team with bye from Round 2
Round 4 Wednesday 29th May 2 winners, plus club team with bye from Round 3
Newcastle, Macquarie and Hunter Valley Club Teams
Round 1 Saturday 16th / Sunday 17th March 38 teams (drawn from the hat)
Saturday 23rd / Sunday 24th March
Round 2 Wednesday 3rd April 19 winners, plus club team with bye, from Round 1
Round 3 Wednesday 1st May 10 winners, plus club team with bye, from Round 2
Round 4 Wednesday 29th May 5 winners, from Round 3
Round 5 Wednesday 19th June 2 winners, plus club team with bye, from Round 4
Round 1 Saturday 16th / Sunday 17th February 26 teams (drawn from the hat)
Round 2 Saturday 16th March 13 winners, from Round 1
Round 3 Saturday 27th / Sunday 28th April 6 winners, plus club team with bye, from Round 2
Quarter Finals Saturday 13th July 4 winners from both Southern and Northern Pools
Semi Finals Sunday 14th July Quarter Final winners
Final Sunday 14th July* Semi Final winners
The prize pool for the State Cup is as follows:
POSITION PRIZE MONEY
Cup Winner $4,000
Runner Up $2,000
Semi Finalist $1,000 per team
Quarter Finalist $500 per team
TOTAL POOL $10,000
Please be aware that the prize money is not cumulative. Clubs shall receive the amount noted against the highest level that they achieve in the competition.