Waratah Cup

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Waratah Cup
Founded 1991
Region New South Wales
Number of teams 131 (in 2016)
Current champions Sydney United 58
Most successful club(s) Sydney United 58 (6 titles)
Hakoah (6 titles)
Website The Waratah Cup
2017 Waratah Cup

The Waratah Cup 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 NPL NSW, NPL NSW 2, NSW State League Division One, NSW State League Division Two and numerous other semi professional & amateur association clubs within New South Wales. The Cup is held during the NPL NSW and state league seasons. Since 2014 preliminary rounds of the Waratah Cup have been used to determine the NSW entrants to the national FFA Cup. [1]

History[edit]

The Waratah Cup commenced in 1991 teams featuring clubs from the top 4 tiers of football in New South Wales, as well as teams from non-league associations.[2]

Sydney United 58 and Hakoah have won the cup the most times with six wins. Sydney Crescent Star are the only non-league team to win the competition in 2004.

Current cup competitions 2014-onwards[edit]

Since 2014 the Waratah Cup has become part of the qualifying competition for the FFA Cup. In 2014, seven teams qualified for the Round of 32. [3] [4]

For 2015, the preliminary rounds of the 2015 FFA Cup replaced the early rounds of the competition; the 5 NSW qualifiers to the Round of 32 then competed for the 2015 Waratah Cup. [5]

Starting in 2015, the reigning champions of the National Premier Leagues qualified directly for the FFA Cup proper (round of 32). Blacktown City and Sydney United won the NPL national championships in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Therefore the two teams were not required to participate in FFA Cup preliminary rounds in 2016 and 2017. The two teams were also seeded directly into final six of the Waratah Cup in the respective seasons, along with the other five FFA Cup qualifiers from NSW.[6]

Competition and Year Winner Score Runners-Up FFA Cup Qualification Qualifiers
2014 Waratah Cup Blacktown City
(4th title)
6–2 Manly United 2014 FFA Cup preliminary rounds Blacktown City
Hakoah Sydney City East
Manly United
Parramatta FC
South Coast Wolves
Sydney Olympic
Sydney United 58
2015 Waratah Cup Sydney United 58
(5th title)
1–0 Blacktown City 2015 FFA Cup preliminary rounds Balmain Tigers
Blacktown City
Rockdale City Suns
Sydney Olympic
Sydney United 58
2016 Waratah Cup Sydney United 58
(6th title)
1–0 Manly United 2016 FFA Cup preliminary rounds Blacktown City
Bonnyrigg White Eagles
Manly United
Marconi Stallions
Sydney United 58
Wollongong Wolves
2017 Waratah Cup 2017 FFA Cup preliminary rounds Sydney United 58

Previous Waratah Cup competitions since Federation[edit]

Competition Year Winners Score Runners-Up
Federation Cup 1957 Canterbury-Marrickville 7–2 Gladesville-Ryde
Federation Cup 1958 Canterbury-Marrickville (2) 3–2 Sydney Prague
Ascot (Craven) Cup 1959 Hakoah 2–0 Sydney Prague (2)
Ascot (Craven) Cup 1960 Bankstown 1–0 Canterbury-Marrickville
Ascot (Craven) Cup 1961 Hakoah (2) 2–0 Canterbury-Marrickville (2)
Federation Cup 1962 APIA Leichhardt 5–1 Canterbury-Marrickville (3)
Federation Cup 1963 Hakoah Eastern Suburbs (3) 2–1 South Coast United
Federation Cup 1964 St. George Budapest 4–3 South Coast United (2)
Federation Cup 1965 Hakoah Eastern Suburbs (4) 3–1 Pan-Hellenic
Federation Cup 1966 APIA Leichhardt (2) 3–2 St. George Budapest
1967–1970 No competition held
Federation Cup 1971 Hakoah Eastern Suburbs (5) 3–2 South Sydney-Croatia
Federation Cup 1972 St. George Budapest (2) 3–2 Marconi-Fairfield
1973 No competition held
Federation Cup 1974 South Sydney-Croatia 1–0 St. George Budpest (2)
Federation Cup 1975 APIA Leichhardt (3) 2–0 Western Suburbs
Federation Cup 1976 Hakoah Eastern Suburbs (6) 3–1 South Sydney-Croatia (2)
1977–1989 No competition held
Federation Cup 1990 Canberra Croatia 3–0 Sydney Macedonia
Waratah Cup 1991 Blacktown City 2–1 Avala
Waratah Cup 1992 Avala 4–1 Canberra Metro
Waratah Cup 1993 Blacktown City (2) unknown
Waratah Cup 1994 Bankstown City (2) 2–1 Sydney Olympic (2)
Waratah Cup 1995 Sydney United (2) 2–1 Canterbury-Marrickville (4)
Waratah Cup 1996 Sydney United (3) 2–1 (a.e.t.) Parramatta Eagles
Waratah Cup 1997 Wollongong Wolves 2–0 Bankstown City (2)
1998–2003 No competition held
Statewide Cup 2004 Sydney Crescent Star 2–1 (a.e.t.) Bonnyrigg White Eagles (2)
Statewide Cup 2005 Sydney United (4) 3–1 Belconnen Blue Devils
Statewide Cup 2006 Blacktown City (3) 2–1 APIA Leichhardt
Statewide Cup 2007 Wollongong Wolves (2) 3–2 Manly United
Statewide Cup 2008 Bankstown City (2) 3–1 Sydney Olympic (3)
Statewide Cup 2009 Sutherland Sharks 2–1 Manly United (2)
Waratah Cup 2010 Marconi Stallions 0–0
7–6 (pen.)
Spirit FC
Waratah Cup 2011 Manly United 4–0 Mounties Wanderers
Waratah Cup 2012 Sutherland Sharks (2) 4–1 APIA Leichhardt (2)
Waratah Cup 2013 APIA Leichhardt (4) 3–0 Sutherland Sharks
  • Note : Sydney United first win in 1974 as South Sydney-Croatia.

Source: www.socceraust.co.uk

Honours since Federation[edit]

All-time honour board
This list includes all Waratah Cup champions and runners-up since the inaugural New South Wales Federation of Soccer Clubs in 1957.

Club Champions Years Runners-Up Years
Sydney United 58 FC 6 1974, 1995, 1996, 2005, 2015, 2016 2 1971, 1976
Hakoah Sydney City East FC 6 1959, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1971, 1976 0
APIA Leichhardt Tigers FC 4 1962, 1966, 1975, 2013 2 2006, 2012
Blacktown City FC 4 1991, 1993, 2006, 2014 1 2015
Bankstown City FC 3 1960, 1994, 2008 2 1990, 1997
Bankstown Berries FC 2 1957, 1958 4 1960, 1961, 1962, 1995
St George FC 2 1964, 1972 2 1966, 1974
Sutherland Sharks FC 2 2009, 2012 1 2013
Wollongong Wolves FC 2 1997, 2007 0
Bonnyrigg White Eagles FC 1 1992 2 1991, 2004
Canberra FC 1 1990 1 1992
Manly United FC 1 2011 4 2007, 2009, 2014, 2016
Marconi Stallions FC 1 2010 1 1972
Sydney Crescent Stars 1 2004 0
Gladesville-Ryde 0 1 1957
Sydney Prague 0 2 1958, 1959
South Coast United 0 2 1963, 1964
Sydney Olympic FC 0 3 1965, 1994, 2008
Western Suburbs SC 0 1 1975
Parramatta FC 0 1 1996
Belconnen Blue Devils 0 1 2005
Spirit FC 0 1 2010
Mounties Wanderers FC 0 1 2011

Earlier NSW State Cups pre-Federation[edit]

Competition Year Winner
State Cup 1926 Wallsend
1927 to 1930 not known
State Cup 1931 West Wallsend
State Cup 1932 Wallsend
State Cup 1933 Wallsend
1934 to 1936 not known
State Cup 1937 Wallsend
1938 to 1941 not known
State Cup 1942 Wallsend
1943 not known
State League Cup 1944 Wallsend
State Cup 1945 West Wallsend
1946 to 1949 not known
State League Cup 1950 Wallsend
State Cup 1951 Granville
State League Cup 1952 Wallsend
State League Cup 1953 Auburn
State League Cup 1954 Corrimal Rangers
State League Cup 1955 Leichhardt Annandale
State League Cup 1956 Leichhardt Annandale

References : [7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NSW WARATAH CUP". Football NSW. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  2. ^   (2009-12-17). "Waratah Cup ready for kick off in 2010". Soccernsw.com.au. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 
  3. ^ "NSW WARATAH CUP". Football NSW. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "2014 Waratah Cup Match Schedule And Results" (PDF). Football NSW. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "FFA Cup - Football NSW" (PDF). footballnsw.com.au. Retrieved 12 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "Westfield FFA Cup 2016 Preliminary Draw Announced". footballnsw.com.au. Retrieved 4 April 2016. 
  7. ^ "SoccerAust : NSW Past Seasons Tables and Results". Retrieved 2 May 2015. 

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