State Cup

The State, Robertson and Bill Cullinan Cups knockout tournaments are conducted by Football NSW for Association based male and female club teams and Country Association representative or club teams.

This tournament attracts over 500 entries each season and is an opportunity for club teams from all areas of Football NSW to compete against teams from outside their own Association.

Age Groups

Boys/Men: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 0/35, AA Men
Girls/Women: 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, AA Women

Key Dates

State Cup Key Dates

Preliminary Round Sunday 21st April 2024 (There will be NO preliminary Rounds required in 2024)
Round 1 Sunday 5th May 2024
Round 2Sunday 19th May 2024
Round 3Sunday 2nd June 2024
Round 4Sunday 16th June 2024
SemisSunday 30th June 2024
FinalsSunday 14th July 2024


Please contact your Association if you wish to enter this tournament. Information surrounding entry to the tournament will be sent to Associations in March 2024. Only teams entered by their Associations via the online application form will be permitted entry.

Your Association will be sent all information relevant to their teams.

Important Information

Please note that not all age groups commence in Round 1. The below list indicating the starting Round for each age group for the 2024 tournament.

  • Preliminary Round – No Preliminary Rounds needed
  • Round 1 – 13, 14, 15, 16 Boys, 18 Men, AAM (Bill Cullinan Cup), 13 Women and All Age Women
  • Round 2 – 17 Boys,  21 Men and O35 Men, 13, 14, 15, 16  and 18 Women
  • Round 3 – Nil