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The Waratah Cup (known as the McDonalds Cup for sponsorship reasons) is a knockout cup competition in New South Wales, run by the governing body of football in NSW, Football NSW. Teams competing in the Waratah Cup come from the Premier League, Super League, NSW State League Division One, NSW State League Division Two and many semi-professional association clubs within New South Wales. The Cup is held during the NSW Premier League and state league seasons. From 2014 preliminary rounds of the Waratah Cup are used to determine the NSW entrants to the national FFA Cup.
The Waratah cup is Football NSWs answer to the English FA Cup knockout competition, which takes clubs from all divisions in a knockout format. Started in 1991 teams from the top 4 tiers of football in New South Wales compete against each other, as well as teams from non-league associations. Blacktown City Football Club have won the cup the most times with four wins, with Sydney United having won it three times. Sydney Crescent Star are the only non-league team to win the competition in 2004. Sutherland Sharks took out their first title in 2009.
Previous cup winners