A record breaking total of 623 clubs are set to do battle as the Preliminary and Round 1 matches of the 2018 State Cup have officially been announced by Football NSW.
The 2017 season featured 542 team entries but 2018 has seen an increase of 81 clubs, breaking the Member Federation’s record to 623.
The first host of matches will see 16 associations represented across 44 fields in NSW with Northern Suburbs FA’s Northbridge FC the strongest of the lot, featuring an impressive 14 teams across various age groups.
Along with Northbridge, Canterbury District Soccer Football Association’s Earlwood Wanderers and Hills Football Association’s Castle Hill United will have 12 teams featured.
Sutherland Shire FA will have 68 teams in total join the fray while Canterbury will have a total of 60 clubs represented.
The Match Schedule for the All Age Men Bill Cullinan Cups Preliminary Round and Round 1 of the State Cups has been completed and can be located by clicking here.
Please note that not all age groups commence in Round 1.
The below table indicates the starting date and Round for each age group:
|STARTING ROUND||AGE GROUP|
|Preliminary Round – 29 April 2018||All Age Men Bill Cullinan Cup|
|Round 1 – 6 May 2018||12 Boys Frank Broughton Cup, 13, 14, 15, 16 Boys, 16 Girls, 18 Men and All Age Women|
|Round 2 – 20 May 2018||12 Girls Cheryl Salisbury Cup, 14 Girls, 17 Boys, 21 Men Robertson Cup and Over 35 Men|
|Round 3 – 3 June 2018||18 Women|