Ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™, Football NSW has launched the new Sapphire Cup knockout competition for the 2023 season.
Clubs from the National Premier Leagues NSW Women’s and Football NSW League One Women’s competitions are eligible to participate, as are senior association women’s clubs from across the state.
The Sapphire Cup will replicate the existing men’s Waratah Cup knockout competition, deriving its name from the former ‘NSW Sapphires’ team who were part of the former Women’s National Soccer League.
Club Registration Fees
All NPL NSW Women’s and Football NSW League One Women’s will be invoiced the applicable Club Registration Fee prior to the commencement of the 2024 FNSW Sapphire Women’s Cup.
All Association Senior Women’s Clubs will be required to pay the Club Registration Fee via the Football NSW Payments website (click here), prior to acceptance into the 2024 FNSW Sapphire Women’s Cup.
Scheduled Match Dates
Round # – Scheduled Match Dates
Round 1 – Wednesday 19 April 2023
Round 2 – Wednesday 3 May 2023
Round 3 – Wednesday 17 May 2023
Round 4 – Wednesday 31 May 2023
Round 5 – Wednesday 14 June 2023
Round 6 – Wednesday 28 June 2023
Final – Wednesday 12 July 2023
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 FNSW. 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 FNSW approves this scheduling.
Match dates and kick-off times for all Matches will be determined by FNSW and are subject to change.
Round # – Entry Level
Round 1 – Association Teams
Round 2 – Round 1 Winners and League One Women’s Teams
Round 3 – Round 2 Winners and NPL NSW Women’s Teams
Round 4 – 16 x Round 3 Winners
Round 5 – 8 x Round 4 Winners
Semi Final – 4 x Round 5 Winners
Grand Final – 2 x Round 6 Winners
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