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 2021 FFA Cup NSW Preliminary Rounds are now open and will close at 5pm on Monday, 22 February 2021.

Please click here to enter your team.

Club Registration Fees

Entry Fee (inc. GST)Who
$605.00NPL 3 NSW Men’s Clubs and NPL 4 NSW Men’s Clubs
$910.00NPL 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 2021 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 2021 FFA Cup NSW Preliminary Rounds.

2021 Resources

Scheduled Match Dates

RoundDate of Draw# of Clubs# of MatchesScheduled Match Dates
Round 2
(dependent on
number of entries
10854Saturday, 13 March 2021
Sunday, 14 March 2021
Round 39045Tuesday, 23 March 2021
Wednesday, 24 March 2021
Thursday, 25 March 2021
Round 46432Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Thursday, 15 April 2021
Round 53216Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Thursday, 29 April 2021
Round 6168Tuesday, 11 May 2021
Wednesday, 12 May 2021
Thursday 13 May 2021
Round 784Tuesday, 25 May 2021
Wednesday 26 May 2021
Thursday 27 May 2021

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 255110108 X Association Teams
Round 3459012 X Association Teams
55 X Round 2 Winners
12 X NPL 3 NSW Men's
11 X NPL 4 NSW Men's
Round 4326445 X Round 3 Winners
9 X NPL NSW Men's Teams
10 X NPL 2 NSW Men's Teams
Round 5163232 X Round 4 Winners
Round 681616 X Round 5 Winners
Round 7488 X Round 6 Winners

Note: 4 X Round 7 Winners progress through to the 2021 FFA Cup Round of 32


Should you have an enquiries about the 2021 FFA Cup NSW Preliminary Rounds, please email ffacup@footballnsw.com.au.