2015 FFA Cup preliminary rounds

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2015 FFA Cup preliminary rounds
Country Australia
Teams 648
2014
2016

The 2015 FFA Cup preliminary rounds were a qualifying competition to decide 21 of the 32 teams which will take part in the 2015 FFA Cup Round of 32, along with the 10 A-League clubs and reigning National Premier Leagues champion (North Eastern MetroStars SC). The preliminary rounds operated within a consistent national structure whereby club entry into the competition was staggered in each state/territory, with the winning clubs from Round 7 of the preliminary rounds in each member federation gaining direct entry into the Round of 32. All Australian clubs were eligible to enter the qualifying process through their respective FFA member federation, however only one team per club was permitted entry in the competition. Teams from the Northern Territory competed in this competition for the first time.

Schedule[edit]

The number of fixtures for each round, and the match dates for each Federation, are as follows.

Round Number of fixtures Clubs ACT NSW NNSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA
Qualifying Round 11 + 17 byes 648 → 637 14 Feb
First Round 57 + 13 byes 637 → 580 21 Feb–22 Mar 28 Feb–11 Mar 20–25 Feb
Second Round 106 + 15 byes 580 → 474 13 Feb–29 Mar 13 Feb–8 Apr 27 Feb–1 Mar 14–15 Mar
Third Round 153 + 54 byes 474 → 321 14–15 Apr 14–15 Mar 14 Feb–24 Apr 28 Mar–15 Apr 3 Mar–24 Apr 4 Apr 9 Mar 6–9 Mar 28–29 Mar
Fourth Round 147 + 1 byes 321 → 174 28 Apr–12 May 1–22 Apr 21 Feb–6 May 21–29 Apr 22 Feb–13 May 24–25 Apr 6 Apr 13–15 Mar 6 Apr
Fifth Round 80 + 4 byes 174 → 95 19–26 May 15–28 Apr 15 Apr–16 May 19–20 May 28 Mar–9 Jun 8–12 May 17–18 Apr 2 Apr–5 May 27 Apr
Sixth Round 42 95 → 53 3–10 Jun 29 Apr–6 May 20 Jun 16 Jun 19 May–20 Jun 26–27 May 2 May 5–8 Jun 1 Jun
Seventh Round 21 53 → 32 20 Jun 12–13 May 21 Jun 27 Jun 7–27 Jun 28 Jun 8 Jun 17–24 Jun 20–21 Jun
  • Updated from the FFA Cup Website. Some round dates in respective Federations may overlap due to separate scheduling of Zones/Sub-Zones.

Format[edit]

The preliminary rounds structure were as follows,[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10] and refer to the different levels in the unofficial Australian association football league system :

  • Qualifying round:
  • 39 Victorian clubs level 8 and below entered this stage.
  • Byes – 17 Victorian clubs.
  • First round:
  • 19 Northern New South Wales clubs level 3 and below (North Zone) entered this stage. For Northern NSW, the preliminary rounds would go straight to a penalty shootout in the event that the game is tied at the conclusion of the regular 90 minutes.[11]
  • 20 Queensland clubs level 3 and below entered this stage.
  • 88 Victorian clubs (28 from the previous round and 60 level 6–7) entered this stage.
  • Byes – 1 NNSW club (from the North Zone), 12 QLD clubs.
  • Second round:
  • 56 Northern New South Wales clubs (10 from the previous round and 46 level 3 and below) entered this stage.
  • 68 Queensland clubs (16 from the previous round and 52 level 5–7 entered this stage.
  • 80 Victorian clubs (44 from the previous round and 36 level 5–6) entered this stage.
  • 23 Western Australian clubs level 6 and below entered this stage.
  • Byes – 4 NNSW clubs (2 from the North Zone, 2 from the South Zone), 4 QLD clubs, 7 WA clubs.
  • Third round:
  • 10 Australian Capital Territory clubs level 3 and below entered this stage.
  • 80 New South Wales clubs level 4 and below entered this stage.
  • 43 Northern New South Wales clubs (30 from the previous round and 13 level 2 and below) entered this stage.
  • 10 Northern Territory clubs level 2 and below entered this stage.
  • 74 Queensland clubs (36 from the previous round and 38 level 5–7 entered this stage.
  • 28 South Australian clubs level 2 and below (plus North Eastern MetroStars as 2014 NPL Champion) entered this stage.
  • 8 Tasmanian clubs level 3 entered this stage.
  • 64 Victorian clubs (40 from the previous round and 24 level 4) entered this stage.
  • 42 Western Australia clubs (15 from the previous round and 27 level 3–5) entered this stage.
  • Byes – 4 ACT clubs, 32 NSW clubs, 3 NNSW clubs (3 from the North Zone), 6 NT clubs, 2 QLD clubs, 3 SA clubs, 4 TAS clubs.
  • Fourth round:
  • 14 Australian Capital Territory clubs (7 from the previous round and 7 level 2) entered this stage.
  • 80 New South Wales clubs (56 from the previous round and 24 level 2–3) entered this stage.
  • 23 Northern New South Wales clubs progressed to this stage.
  • 8 Northern Territory clubs progressed to this stage.
  • 42 Queensland clubs (38 from the previous round and 4 level 5–7 entered this stage.
  • 15 South Australian clubs (plus North Eastern MetroStars) progressed to this stage.
  • 16 Tasmanian clubs (6 from the previous round and 10 level 2–3) entered this stage.
  • 64 Victorian clubs (32 from the previous round and 32 level 2–3) entered this stage.
  • 32 Western Australian clubs (21 from the previous round and 11 level 2) entered this stage.
  • Byes – 1 NNSW clubs (1 from the South Zone)
  • Fifth round:
  • 8 Australian Capital Territory clubs (7 from the previous round and 1 level 2) entered this stage.
  • 40 New South Wales clubs progressed to this stage.
  • 12 Northern New South Wales clubs progressed to this stage.
  • 8 Northern Territory clubs (4 from the previous round and 4 level 2) entered this stage.
  • 32 Queensland clubs (21 from the previous round and 11 level 2) entered this stage.
  • 7 South Australian clubs (plus North Eastern MetroStars) progressed to this stage.
  • 8 Tasmanian clubs progressed to this stage.
  • 32 Victorian clubs progressed to this stage.
  • 16 Western Australian clubs progressed to this stage.
  • Byes – 4 NNSW clubs (4 from the South Zone)
  • Sixth round:
  • 4 Australian Capital Territory clubs progressed to this stage.
  • 20 New South Wales clubs progressed to this stage.
  • 8 Northern New South Wales clubs progressed to this stage.
  • 4 Northern Territory clubs progressed to this stage.
  • 4 South Australian clubs progressed to this stage.
  • 16 Queensland clubs progressed to this stage.
  • 4 Tasmanian clubs progressed to this stage.
  • 16 Victorian clubs progressed to this stage.
  • 8 Western Australian clubs progressed to this stage.
  • Seventh round:
  • 2 Australian Capital Territory clubs progressed to this stage. This was also the Final of the Federation Cup.
  • 10 New South Wales clubs progressed to this stage. The 5 winners also participated in the Waratah Cup.[1]
  • 4 Northern New South Wales clubs progressed to this stage.
  • 2 Northern Territory clubs progressed to this stage – the winners of the Darwin-based and Alice Springs-based knockout competitions.[12]
  • 8 Queensland clubs progressed to this stage. The 2 Brisbane zone teams (not including the NPL Queensland teams) will also play in the Final of the Canale Cup.[13]
  • 2 South Australian clubs progressed to this stage. This was also the Grand Final of the Federation Cup.
  • 2 Tasmanian clubs progressed to this stage. This was also the Grand Final of the Milan Lakoseljac Cup.[7]
  • 8 Victorian clubs progressed to this stage. The 4 winners also qualified to the semi-finals of the Dockerty Cup.[14]
  • 4 Western Australian clubs progressed to this stage. The 2 winners will also play in the Cool Ridge Cup Final.[15]

Note: North Eastern MetroStars SC also participated in some of the South Australian qualifying rounds, which were also part of the FFSA Federation Cup competition. MetroStars are not counted as a qualifier, as they had already qualified into the FFA Cup as 2014 National Premier Leagues champions.

Key to Abbreviations[edit]

Federation Zone Sub Zone
ACT = Australian Capital Territory
NSW = New South Wales
NNSW = Northern New South Wales NTH = North
STH = South
FNC = Far North Coast
MNC = Mid North Coast
NC = North Coast
NI = Northern Inland
NT = Northern Territory ASP = Alice Springs
DAR = Darwin
QLD = Queensland BNE = Brisbane
NQL = North Queensland
SQL = South Queensland
CQ = Central Queensland
FNQ = Far North Queensland
GC = Gold Coast
MRF = Mackay Regional Football
NQ = North Queensland
SC = Sunshine Coast
SWQ = South West Queensland
WB = Wide Bay
SA = South Australia
TAS = Tasmania
VIC = Victoria
WA = Western Australia GLD = Goldfields
MW = Mid West

Qualifying Round[edit]

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First Round[edit]

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Second Round[edit]

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Third Round[edit]

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Fourth Round[edit]

295 teams took part in this stage of the competition, including approximately 200 qualifiers from the previous round and 100 entering at this stage from the NPL ACT (2), NPL NSW 1 (2), NPL VIC (2), NPL WA (2), NPL NSW 2 (3), NPL TAS (2) and the NPL VIC 1 West and East (3). The Northern Tasmanian champions (3) and Southern Tasmanian champions (3) also entered this round. The lowest ranked sides that qualified for this round were Central Sydney Wolves and Werrington FC. They were the only level 9 teams left in the competition.

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Fifth Round[edit]

164 teams took part in this stage of the competition, including 148 qualifiers from the previous round and 16 entering at this stage (11 from the NPL QLD (2), 4 from the Football in Central Australia League (2) and the 2014 ACT Federation Cup champion (2)). The lowest ranked side that qualified for this round was North Epping Rangers, the only level 7 team left in the competition.

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Sixth Round[edit]

A total of 84 teams competed in this round of the competition. The 42 victorious teams in this round qualified for the Seventh Round. The lowest ranked sides that qualified for this round were Caulfield United Cobras, Kenthurst and District, Wollongong United and Yagoona Lions. They were the only level 6 teams left in the competition.

Notes:
  • † = After Extra Time

Seventh Round[edit]

A total of 42 teams competed in this round of the competition. The 21 victorious teams in this round qualified for the 2015 FFA Cup Round of 32. The lowest ranked sides that qualified for this round were Gwelup Croatia and Prospect United. They were the only level 5 teams left in the competition.

Notes:
  • † = After Extra Time

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "FFA Cup – Football Queensland". footballqueensland.com.au. Retrieved 4 February 2015.
  3. ^ "FFV 2015 Calendar" (PDF). footballfedvic.com.au. Retrieved 4 February 2015.
  4. ^ "FFA Cup – WA". sportingpulse.com. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  5. ^ "FFA Cup – Football West". footballwest.com.au. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Westfield FFA Cup (WA)". footballwest.com.au. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  7. ^ a b "2015 Rosters" (PDF). footballfedtas.com.au. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  8. ^ "DRAW: Westfield FFA Cup Preliminary Rounds (Lakoseljac Cup Round of 16)".
  9. ^ "Westfield FFA Cup 2015 – NNSWF Southern Pool Round 2 Fixtures" (PDF). northernnswfootball.com.au. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 February 2015. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  10. ^ "Westfield FFA Cup Preliminary Round Fixtures". capitalfootball.com.au. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 26 March 2015.
  11. ^ http://northernnswfootball.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Westfield_FFA_Cup_Competition_Regulations_-_Final.pdf
  12. ^ "Could Borroloola's Cyclones be our next Cup fairytale?". Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  13. ^ "FFA Cup – Canale Cup". footballbrisbane.com.au. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  14. ^ "Dockerty Cup". footballfedvic.com.au. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  15. ^ "Inglewood to host Cool Ridge Cup Final". www.footballwest.com.au. Retrieved 23 August 2015.

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