About the FFA Cup

The FFA Cup is a national knockout competition that includes teams from Association and state level, National Premier Leagues, right through to the Hyundai A-League.

The FFA Cup is run by Football Federation Australia in conjunction with the State and Territory Member Federations in Queensland, NSW, Northern NSW, Victoria, ACT, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia.

Each and every cup tie must be decided on the day, with extra time and penalties to decide results of matches drawn after 90 minutes.

Over 600 clubs play in the feeder competitions run by the states and territories. The Hyundai A-League clubs join the competition in the Round of 32, alongside 22 clubs who have progressed from the ranks of the semi-professional and amateur tiers.

For full information on the FFA Cup, head to the official website: theffacup.com.au

Please note all participants in the FFA Cup are bound by the FFA’s Anti-Doping Policy, details of which can be found here.

Team Entries

Team entries for the 2020 FFA Cup NSW Preliminary Rounds are now open and will close at 5pm on Wednesday, 20 February 2019.

Please click here to enter your team.

Club Registration Fees

Entry Fee (inc. GST)Who
$330.00Association and NPL 4 Men’s Clubs
$550.00NPL 3 NSW Men’s Clubs
$825.00NPL NSW Men’s and NPL 2 NSW Men’s Clubs

All NPL NSW Men’s, NPL 2 NSW Men’s, NPL 3 NSW Men’s and NPL 4 NSW Men’s Clubs will be invoiced the applicable Club Registration Fee prior to the commencement of the 2020 FFA Cup NSW Preliminary Rounds.

All Association Senior Men’s Clubs will be required to pay the Club Registration Fee via the Football NSW Payments website (click here), prior to acceptance into the 2020 FFA Cup NSW Preliminary Rounds.

2020 Resources

Scheduled Match Dates

RoundDate of Draw# of Clubs# of MatchesScheduled Match Dates
Round 2
(dependent on
number of entries
Round 2 & 3 Draw –
Tuesday, 26 February 2019
TBCTBCTuesday, 12 March 2019
Wednesday, 13 March 2019
Thursday, 14 March 2019
Round 3Round 2 & 3 Draw –
Tuesday, 26 February 2019
11658Tuesday, 26 March 2019
Wednesday, 27 March 2019
Thursday, 28 March 2019
Round 4Round 4 Draw –
Week of the 2 April 2019
8040Tuesday, 9 April 2019
Wednesday, 10 April 2019
Thursday, 11 April 2019
Round 5Round 5 Draw –
Week of the 16 April 2019
4020Tuesday, 23 April 2019
Wednesday, 24 April 2019
Thursday, 25 April 2019
Round 6Round 6 Draw –
Week of the 6 April 2019
2010Wednesday, 15 May 2019 or Wednesday 22 May 2019
Round 7Round 7 Draw –
Week of the 20 May 2019
105Wednesday, 29 May 2019 or Wednesday 5 June 2019

Please Note: For each round, all matches will be scheduled on one of the scheduled match dates listed , based on venue availability and the Team’s regular competition fixtures. For matches to be scheduled on a different day (i.e. a Saturday or Sunday), both Team’s would need to agree to this change, and it would also need to be approved by Football NSW. Matches must be played either on the scheduled match dates for each Round or prior (if approval provided), unless there are exceptional circumstances (i.e. weather) and Football NSW approves this scheduling.

Match Sequence

Round# of Matches# of TeamsEntry Level
Round 2TBCTBCTBC X Association Teams
Round 360120TBC X Round 2 Winners
TBC X Association Teams
12 X NPL 3 NSW Men's
11 X NPL 4 NSW Men's
Round 4408060 X Round 3 Winners
10 X NPL NSW Men's Teams
10 X NPL 2 NSW Men's Teams
Round 5204040 X Round 4 Winners
Round 6102020 X Round 5 Winners
Round 751010 Round 6 Winners

Note: 5 X Round 7 Winners progress through to the 2020 FFA Cup Round of 32


Should you have an enquiries about the 2020 FFA Cup NSW Preliminary Rounds, please email [email protected].