Tasmanian association football cup competitions

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The Football Federation of Tasmania organises several annual Tasmanian association football (soccer) cups and tournaments alongside the regular league competitions that they also run. The first cup competition in Tasmania was the Falkinder Cup, which began in 1913. For nearly 60 years it was the state's premier football cup tournament, but was eclipsed by the Statewide Cup, and the pre-season Summer Cup. Various Cups and trophies have come and gone, and currently the main non-league tournaments in Tasmania are the Statewide Cup, and the three pre-season tournaments, the Summer Cup (south), the Steve Hudson Cup (north), and the North West Summer Cup (North West).

Statewide Cup[edit]

Statewide Cup
Format: Statewide Knockout Cup Tournament
Founded: 1963
Years: 1963-Current
Current Champions: South Hobart

There are male and female statewide knock-out cups (similar to the FA Cup) run annually with clubs from Northern and Southern Leagues. The male knockoutcup is named the Milan Lakoseljac Cup (previously known as the Ampol Cup between 1964 and 1976). The competition is as the name would suggest being a one legged (home or away) knock out cup (no group rounds). The competition consists of qualification rounds involving the weaker teams (from the lower divisions) who then are joined in the main rounds by the higher ranked teams.

Although they ran concurrently from 1963 to 1970 the Statewide Cup soon eclipsed its historical southern rival, the Falkinder Cup, and replaced it entirely in 1970 as Tasmania's premier knockout cup football competition. Although most sides would certainly prefer the chance to walk away with the state's ultimate prize, the Tasmanian football (soccer) championship, this, the Statewide Cup, is certainly the second best trophy for Tasmanian Football sides to win.


This knockout competition from 2014 onwards becomes the qualification route for the 1 Tasmanian federation representative for the FFA Cup.


Year Champion Runner up Score
1963 Glenorchy Croatia Olympia 1:0
1964 Olympia Launceston Juventus 3:0
1965 Caledonians Olympia 2:1
1966 Launceston Juventus Hobart Rangers 2:0
1967 Hobart Juventus Olympia 2:1
1968 Olympia Glenorchy Croatia 2:1
1969 Glenorchy Croatia Hobart Juventus 4:0
1970 Glenorchy Croatia Metro Claremont 2:1
1971 Hobart Juventus Metro Claremont 7:0
1972 Olympia Launceston United 2:0
1973 Caledonians GeorgeTown 3:1
1974 Rapid Glenorchy Croatia 3:2
1975 Hobart Juventus Olympia 2:2 (7:6 on pens)
1976 Launceston Juventus Hobart Juventus 1:0
1977 Devonport City Launceston Juventus 1:0
1978 Glenorchy Croatia Hobart Juventus 5:0
1979 Rapid Glenorchy Croatia 2:1
1980 Rapid Brighton Caledonians 2:1
1981 Brighton Caledonians Hobart Juventus 2:1
1982 Ulverstone Hobart Juventus 1:1 & 3:2
1983 Hobart Juventus Devonport City 3:0
1984 Rapid Ulverstone 1:0 & 1:0
1985 Not Played
1986 Not Played
1987 White Eagles Hobart Juventus 2:1
1988 Hobart Olympia Hobart Juventus 1:0
1989 White Eagles Hobart Juventus 2:0
1990 Not Played
1991 Launceston Juventus Devonport City 3:1
1992 Not Played
1993 Not Played
1994 Not Played
1995 Hobart Olympia Ulverstone 3:0
1996 White Eagles Devonport City 2:1
1997 New Town Eagles Launceston City 5:0
1998 Not Played
1999 Not Played
2000 Glenorchy Knights Kingborough Lions 3:0
2001 Hobart Zebras Glenorchy Knights 2:0
2002 Devonport City Launceston City 4:3
2003 Hobart Zebras Glenorchy Knights 0:0 4:3 pens
2004 Launceston City University 2:0
2005 Glenorchy Knights Launceston City 3:0
2006 University Launceston City 1:0
2007 Launceston City Somerset 2:0
2008 South Hobart Devonport 2:0
2009 Clarence United Northern Rangers 2:0
2010 South Hobart Clarence United 2:1
2013 Olympia Hobart Zebras 4:2
2014 South Hobart Tilford Zebras 3:0

Pre-season Cups[edit]

Three regional cup competitions are played each year in the pre-season prior to the regular league season commencing.

Summer Cup[edit]

Summer Cup
Format: Southern Pre-Season Tournament
Founded: 1971
Years: 1971-
Current Champions: South Hobart

The Summer Cup is a popular pre-season knock-out tournament which pits the best of the southern clubs against each other, and marks the start of the season. It is usually held in February and March and allows teams to gauge themselves against their opponents for the coming season. It can produce some interesting results, with some teams often still feeling rusty from the summer break.

Year Champion Runner up Score
1971 Hobart Juventus South Hobart 3:0
1972 Hobart Juventus Caledonians 1:0
1973 Hobart Juventus Croatia Glenorchy 3:1
1974 White Eagles League Basis
1975 Hobart Olympia Caledonians 4:3
1976 White Eagles Hobart Juventus 2:1
1977 White Eagles Metro Claremont 3:0
1978 Hobart Juventus White Eagles 1:0
1979 Croatia Glenorchy Caledonians 3:1
1980 Brighton Caledonians White Eagles 2:1
1981 Hobart Juventus
1982 Croatia Glenorchy Hobart Juventus 3:1
1983 Croatia Glenorchy Hobart Olympia 4:2
1984 Hobart Juventus Rapid 2:1
1985 Caledonians Hobart Juventus 3:2
1986 Hobart Juventus White Eagles 2:1
1987 Hobart Juventus Hobart Olympia 1:0
1988 Hobart Juventus White Eagles 5:0
1989 Hobart Juventus White Eagles 2:1
1990 White Eagles Hobart Juventus 5:1
1991 White Eagles Hobart Juventus 4:2
1992 White Eagles Hobart Juventus 3:2
1993 Croatia Glenorchy White Eagles 2:1
1994 White Eagles Croatia Glenorchy 7:3
1995 Metro Claremont Kingborough United 4:1
1996 New Town Eagles Hobart Juventus 6:4
1997 New Town Eagles South Hobart 2:1
1998 Hobart Olympic South Hobart 2:1
1999 Hobart Olympic New Town Eagles 3:2
2000 New Town Eagles Glenorchy Knights 2:1
2001 South Hobart New Town Eagles 3:2
2002 University New Town Eagles 4:1
2003 Glenorchy Knights South Hobart 1:0
2004 South Hobart Glenorchy Knights 2:1
2005 Hobart Olympic Glenorchy Knights 1:1 7:6 pens
2006 University New Town Eagles 2:0
2007 Hobart Zebras New Town Eagles 5:0
2008 Hobart Zebras South Hobart 3:2
2009 Hobart Zebras Clarence United 4:3
2010 South Hobart Glenorchy Knights 4:0

Steve Hudson Cup[edit]

Steve Hudson Cup
Format: Northern Pre-Season Tournament
Founded: 1980
Years: 1980-
Current Champions: South Hobart

The Steve Hudson Cup is named for Stephen Geoffrey Hudson. Stephen died on 26 November 1979 as a result of injury suffered whilst playing for the Launceston United Soccer Club.

In past years entries were received from both North and North West soccer Clubs however in latter years entries only Launceston based clubs with the occasional Southern team have made up the participants.

The competition has always been a Club based affair and at no time been organised by Football Federation Tasmania.


Year Champion
1980 Devonport United
1981 GeorgeTown United
1982 Devonport City
1983 Ulverstone
1984 Devonport City
1985 GeorgeTown United
1986 GeorgeTown United
1987 Launceston Juventus
1988 GeorgeTown United
1989 Launceston Juventus
1990 Ulverstone
1991 Launceston Juventus
1992 Devonport City
1993 Launceston Juventus
1994 Burnie United
1995 Launceston
1996 Launceston Juventus
1997 Devonport City
1998 Devonport City
1999 Glenorchy Knights
2000 Glenorchy Knights
2001 Hobart Zebras
2002 Launceston City
2003 Glenorchy Knights
2004 Launceston City
2005 Launceston City
2006 Northern Rangers
2007 Launceston City
2008 South Hobart
2009 South Hobart
2010 South Hobart

North West Summer Cup[edit]

North West Summer Cup
Format: North-West pre-season Tournament
Founded: 2001
Years: 2001-
Current Champions: Devonport
Year Champion Runner up Score
2001 Devonport City Burnie United 1:0
2002 Devonport City Somerset 5:0
2003 Devonport City Burnie United 3:2
2004 Devonport City Somerset 1:0
2005 Devonport City Somerset 2:1
2006 Somerset Burnie United 3:1
2007
2008 Devonport
2009 Somerset
2010

Former Competitions[edit]

Cadbury Trophy (State League)[edit]

Cadbury Trophy
Format: Statewide League Knockout Cup Tournament
Founded: 1978
Years: 1978-81
Current Champions: Georgetown
Year Champion Runner up Score
1978 Glenorchy Croatia White Eagles 3:1
1979 Launceston Juventus Rapid (5:4pens)
1980 Brighton Caledonians Rapid 2:2 (5:3pens)
1981 Georgetown Launceston Croatia 4:1

Cadbury Trophy (Cadbury Charity Trophy from 1992)[edit]

Cadbury Trophy
Format: Southern End Season Tournament
Founded: 1982
Years: 1982-1994
Current Champions: White Eagles

Falkinder Cup[edit]

Falkinder Cup
Format: Southern Knockout Cup Tournament
Founded: 1913
Years: 1913-1970
Current Champions: Hobart Juventus

The Falkinder Cup was the South's premier football cup competition from 1913 until 1970. Sadly, this tournament which produced many memorable clashes between some of the State's great sides, became eclipsed by the Statewide Cup, and the pre-season Summer Cup and was abandoned after running for 67 years. The tournament had been held every year in the interim, except for 1915-1918, and 1940-1945 due to war. It officially lasted until 1973, but from 1971, the Falkinder and Association Cups were both automatically awarded to the winner of the Summer Cup.

Year Champion Runner up Score
1913 Corinthians
1914 Corinthians
1915 - 1918 No Competition due to World War I
1919 South Hobart
1920 Corinthians Hobart 2:2 5:1
1921 South Hobart Hobart
1922 Cadburys FC South Hobart 1:0
1923 Sandy Bay Hobart 3:1
1924 South Hobart Corinthians 2:2 2:0
1925 Sandy Bay South Hobart 2:2 1:0
1926 Sandy Bay South Hobart 1:0
1927 Sandy Bay Hobart Athletic 1:0
1928 South Hobart Hobart Athletic 3:2
1929 Hobart Athletic Sandy Bay 3:2
1930 Hobart Athletic Sandy Bay 3:2
1931 Sandy Bay South Hobart 1:0
1932 Cascades FC Navy Athletic 1:0
1933 Sandy Bay Cascades FC
1934 Cascades FC Sandy Bay 4:3
1935 Sandy Bay South Hobart 5:1
1936 Sandy Bay South Hobart 2:2 5:1
1937 Sandy Bay South Hobart 5:5 8:3
1938 Sandy Bay West End United 5:2
1939 Sandy Bay West End United 7:0
1940 - 1945 No Competition due to World War II
1946 South Hobart Sandy Bay 4:3
1947 Metro Claremont South Hobart 2:1
1948 South Hobart Hobart United 1:0
1949 Wanderers Metro Claremont 3:1
1950 Wanderers Metro Claremont 3:3 1:0
1951 Caledonians Titan FC 1:0
1952 Caledonians Wanderers 2:1
1953 Caledonians Metro Claremont 2:0
1954 Caledonians Wanderers 2:2 5:2
1955 Caledonians Metro Claremont 4:3
1956 Caledonians South Hobart 5:0
1957 Caledonians Metro Claremont 5:0
1958 Caledonians Rapid 2:1
1959 Caledonians South Hobart 9:4
1960 Hobart Rangers Caledonians 1:0
1961 Caledonians University 8:3
1962 Caledonians Glenorchy Croatia 3:2
1963 Hobart Olympia Hobart Juventus 6:1
1964 Glenorchy Croatia Caledonians 3:0
1965 Caledonians Hobart Olympia 3:0
1966 Hobart Olympia Hobart Juventus 4:1
1967 Hobart Olympia Hobart Juventus 5:0
1968 White Eagles Glenorchy Croatia 5:1
1969 Rapid White Eagles 4:2
1970 Hobart Juventus Glenorchy Croatia 7:2

Association Cup[edit]

Association Cup
Format: Southern Knockout Cup Tournament
Founded: 1960
Years: 1960-1973
Current Champions: Hobart Juventus

The Association Cup was another knockout Cup added to the already crammed fixture list of southern football in 1960. It officially lasted until 1973, but from 1971, the Falkinder and Association Cups were both automatically awarded to the winner of the Summer Cup.

Year Champion Runner up Score
1960 Caledonians South Hobart 5:3
1961 Rapid Olympia 2:0
1962 Caledonians Glenorchy Croatia 3:2
1963 Hobart Rangers Glenorchy Croatia 1:0
1964 Caledonians Glenorchy Croatia 3:2
1965 Rapid Olympia 4:4 Rapid won on toss
1966 Olympia Glenorchy Croatia 4:2
1967 Olympia Caledonians 3:0
1968 White Eagles Glenorchy Croatia 1:0
1969 Rapid Hobart Juventus 4:2
1970 Hobart Juventus Glenorchy Croatia 7:2
1971 Hobart Juventus Winner by default
1972 Hobart Juventus Winner by default
1973 Hobart Juventus Winner by default

Ascot Gold Cup[edit]

Ascot Gold Cup
Format: Southern pre-season Tournament
Founded: 1960
Years: 1960-61
Current Champions: Rapid

The Ascot Gold cup was another pre-season tournament conceived in 1959 to raise additional sponsorship pounds to help finance struggling football in Tasmania. However, with the amount of different competitions growing, it only lasted for two seasons.

Year Champion Runner up Score
1960 Hobart Juventus South Hobart 0:0 (Juv. won on most corners)
1961 Rapid Hobart Juventus 3:0

KO Cup[edit]

KO Cup
Format: Divisional Knock-out tournaments
Founded: 1925
Years: 1925-
Current Champions: University

Lloyd Triestino Cup (from 1976 DJ Trophy)[edit]

Lloyd Triestino Cup
Format: Southern End Season Tournament
Founded: 1973
Years: 1973-1981
Current Champions: Rapid

The Lloyd Triestino Cup was an end of season tournament, probably designed to replicate the end of season cup fever experienced in European leagues. Due to the fact most of the cup competitions either run concurrently with the league, or are pre-season competitions, the Lloyd Triestino Cup gave the excitement of a sudden death knock-out tournament after all of the Tasmanian leagues had been decided. Pressure from other competitions and the start of the cricket season probably reduced its popularity, and the cup was abandoned after running for 5 seasons. The competition had been sponsored by the Italian shipping company Lloyd Triestino.

Year Champion Runner up Score
1973 Glenorchy Croatia Hobart Olympia 3:1
1974 Hobart Juventus Hobart Olympia 3:2
1975 Hobart Olympia South Hobart 5:3
1976 White Eagles Hobart Juventus 2:1
1977 Rapid Hobart Olympia 5:0
1978 Not Played
1979 Not Played
1980 Not Played
1981 Not Played

Bohemian Cup[edit]

Bohemian Cup
Format:
Founded: 1986
Years: 1986 Only
Current Champions: Launceston Croatia
Year Champion Runner up Score
1986 Launceston Croatia Hobart Olympia 3:2

Vase Cup[edit]

Vase Cup
Format:
Founded: 2000
Years: 2000-2001
Current Champions:
Year Champion Runner up Score
2000 Metro Claremont Northern Rangers 8:1
2001 South Hobart DOSA 2:0

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