All roads lead to Valentine Sports Park on Sunday 21st of July as the 2019 State Cups takes shape in what promises to be one of the best tournaments yet.
That was the message echoed out to the 500 plus entries from Association clubs across NSW at the start of the 2019 grassroots seasons as the official State Cup Final matches have all been finalised for what will be a blockbuster Sunday, July 21st at Football NSW’s official headquarters.
Fifteen matches have been scheduled as thirty teams lock horns from the Grade 12s boys and girls competitions right up to the Over 35 men and All Age Women.
Four age groups have been named after former administrators, players and football advocates who have assisted in the development of our game in NSW.
The 12 Boys will be playing for the Frank Broughton Cup, the 12 Girls for the Cheryl Salisbury Cup, the 21 Men will be taking part in the Robertson Cup while the All Age Men will be playing for the Bill Cullinan Cup.
The Sutherland Shire Football Association lead the way with as many as eight clubs representing their respective football mad area closely followed by Manly with five.
There will also be club representatives from Hills Football (4), Football South Coast (3), Northern Suburbs (2), Eastern Suburbs (2), Southern Districts (2), Blacktown (1), Canterbury (1), Nepean (1) and North West Sydney Womens (1) competing in this memorable tournament.
Club wise, it will be a massive day for Manly Warringah Football Associations’s Pittwater RSL FC who will have the most team entrants with their 12 girls, 14 girls and 16 girls competing in the big dance.
There will be a cluster of teams that will have two entrants each as Hills Football’s Castle Hill United (16 boys & 17 boys) and Winston Hills (14 boys & 15 boys), Southern Districts FA’s Mt Pritchard Juniors (13 boys & 14 boys) and Sutherland Association’s Lilli Pilli (12 boys & 18 boys) will all have representative teams.
Football South Coast’s All Age Women’s side Albion Park SC will be hoping to add this trophy to their cabinet for the fourth successive year, an uniquely impressive record, as they’ve taken out the Cup in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Long serving Football NSW Competitions Coordinator Kim Burge, who will be running her 17th State Cup Finals, was eagerly anticipating grassroots football’s first major tournament for 2019.
“The State Cup traditionally displays all the hard work and efforts displayed by each entrant that took part in what traditionally has been one of the toughest tournaments to participate in NSW.
“Congratulations to each participant and their club and Association on reaching the final, it will no doubt be a fantastic day for everyone involved as Football continues to thrive as the most participated sport played in NSW.”
2019 State Cup Finals Fixtures
12 Boys Frank Broughton Cup
Lilli Pilli FC (Sutherland Association) v Marton FC (Sutherland Association) – VSP 1 – 9am
12 Girls Cheryl Salisbury Cup
Parklea SFC (Blacktown) v Pittwater RSL FC (Manly Warringah) – VSP 1 – 10:15am
13 Boys State Cup
Balmain & District FC (Canterbury Association) v Mt Pritchard Junior SC (Southern Districts) – VSP 3 – 9am
14 Girls State Cup
Sylvania Heights FC (Sutherland Association) v Pittwater RSL FC (Manly Warringah) – VSP 1 – 11:30am
16 Girls State Cup
Pittwater RSL FC (Manly-Warringah) v West Pymble FC (Northern Suburbs) – VSP 2 – 9am
All Age Women State Cup
Epping FC (North West Sydney Womens) v Albion Park SC (Football South Coast) – VSP 1 – 2:15pm
16 Boys State Cup
Hornsby Heights (Northern Suburbs) v Castle Hill United FC (Hills Football) – VSP 2 – 9am
14 Boys State Cup
Winston Hills FC (Hills Football) v Mt Pritchard Junior SC (Southern Districts) – VSP 2 – 10:30am
15 Boys State Cup
Gymea United FC (Sutherland Association) v Winston Hills FC (Hills Football) – VSP 3 – 12pm
17 Boys State Cup
Castle Hill United FC (Hills Football) v Miranda Magpies FC (Sutherland Association) – VSP 3 – 10:15am
18 Men State Cup
Lilli Pilli FC (Sutherland Association) v Forest Killarney FC (Manly-Warringah) – VSP 2 – 11:45am
18 Women State Cup
Avalon SC (Manly Warringah) v Shellharbour JFC (Football South Coast) – VSP 3 – 3:30pm
21 Men Robertson Cup
Glenmore Park FC (Nepean Association) v Wollongong United FC (Football South Coast) – VSP 3 – 1:30pm
All Age Men Bill Cullinan Cup
Kirrawee Kangaroos FC (Sutherland Association) v Randwick City FC (Eastern Suburbs) – VSP 2 – 1:45pm
Over 35 Men State Cup
Dunbar Rovers FC (Eastern Suburbs Association) v Como Jannali FC (Sutherland Association) – VSP 2 – 3:45pm
Football NSW acknowledges Nike as the Official Ball of the 2019 State Cup.