Westfield FFA Cup 2016 Applications now open
After the huge success the 2015 Westfield FFA Cup experienced, team applications for all senior member clubs of the PlayStation 4 NPL NSW Men’s, PlayStation 4 NPL 2 NSW Men’s, PlayStation 4 NPL 3 NSW Men’s and Football NSW State League Men’s as well as Association teams are now open.
Entry will be compulsory for 1st Grade of the PlayStation 4 NPL NSW Men’s, PlayStation 4 NPL 2 NSW Men’s, PlayStation 4 NPL 3 NSW Men’s and Football NSW State League Men’s.
For Association Clubs, only one (1) team per Club will be permitted entry in the competition.
All Clubs are encouraged to participate in the Westfield FFA Cup which for the second time in 2016, will include participating Clubs across all states and territories with up to 600 Clubs nationally expected to compete in the Preliminary Rounds for a place in the Westfield FFA Cup 2016 Final Rounds.
Football NSW Head of Competitions Manager Troy McColl is eagerly anticipating a projected rise in applications after a memorable 2015 Westfield FFA Cup.
"Once again we experienced a thrilling Westfield FFA Cup competition and It’s safe to say that it will only get bigger and stronger.
"Having heard and seen so many unique stories coming out of this exciting cup competition, I am sure we will see more of that for 2016.”
The following table outlines the match dates for the Westfield FFA Cup 2016 Preliminary Rounds.
Round Number of Clubs Dates
Round 2 TBC Saturday 12/Sunday 13 March, 2016 (if required)
Round 3 116 Saturday 19/Sunday 20 March, 2016
Round 4 80 Wednesday 6 April 2016
Round 5 40 Wednesday 20 April, 2016
Round 6 20 Wednesday 4 May, 2016
Round 7 10 Wednesday 18 May, 2016
As shown, Football NSW Clubs will enter the 2016 Preliminary Rounds at Round 2, 3 or 4 (pending total entrant numbers). In that regard, in 2016 the Preliminary Rounds will operate within a consistent national structure whereby Club entry into the competition will be staggered in each state/ territory with the winning Clubs from Round 7 in each region gaining direct entry into the 2016 Westfield FFA Cup Final Rounds.
The registration fee to participate in the Westfield FFA Cup 2015 Preliminary Rounds is as follows:
• $300 (excluding GST) per Association, PlayStation 4 NPL 3 NSW Men’s and Football NSW State League Men’s teams;
• $750 (excluding GST) per team for PlayStation 4 NPL NSW Men’s and PlayStation 4 NPL 2 NSW Men’s teams.
An additional registration fee will be payable for those Clubs that qualify for the Westfield FFA Cup 2016 Final Rounds as was the case in 2015.
Westfield FFA Cup 2016 Final Rounds
Football NSW has been allocated five (5) slots into the Westfield FFA Cup 2016 Final Rounds. Accordingly, the five (5) winning Clubs from Round 7 of the Preliminary Rounds will be provided entry into the Final Rounds. Further information regarding the Final Round Match Schedule and Draw Process will be provided to Clubs in early 2015.
Please Note: Blacktown City FC (PlayStation 4 NPL NSW Men’s) have received automatic entry into the Westfield FFA Cup 2016 Final Rounds, as a result of winning the 2015 PlayStation 4 NPL Final Series. Blacktown City FC will represent FNSW as the sixth (6th) entry in the 2016 Final Rounds.
If your Club is successful and accepted to participate into the 2016 Westfield FFA Cup Preliminary Rounds, you will be required to register your players on MyFootballClub (including uploading of a photo) prior to commencement of the competition.
Registration guidelines to assist Clubs will be circulated in the New Year.
Football NSW will cover all referee fees for the 2016 Westfield FFA Cup Preliminary Rounds.
Should you have any further question please direct them via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 8814 4466
Football NSW are utilising the online entry form for the 2016 Westfield FFA Cup Preliminary Rounds.
There are three (3) sections to the online entry form and all teams are required to submit an entry form even if you are a mandatory entrant:
1. Club Administration (Mandatory for all teams please note: Affiliated Associations if you’re a FNSW State League Club please select FNSW)
2. Venue Details (is only mandatory for Association Club teams)
3. Playing Kit (Mandatory for all Teams)
Entries Close: Friday 26th February, 2016