Inaugural NNSWF Indigenous Representative team to compete at 2022 Women’s State Cup

May 10th, 2022

An Indigenous team will represent Northern NSW Football for the first time at this year’s Women’s State Cup.

The Women’s State Cup will return in July with the best NNSWF Premier and Community teams converging on the Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility for the chance to be crowned state champions.

The three-day tournament, to be held from Friday 8 to Sunday 10 July, will feature defending champions Maitland FC and NPL Women’s NNSW leaders Broadmeadow Magic.

A NNSWF Indigenous team will also enter the competition for the first time made up of Indigenous players and coaches from throughout northern NSW.

Players and coaches aged 16-years and over are encouraged to register their expression of interest to be considered for selection.

NNSWF Female Participation and Inclusion Officer Annelise Rosnell said it was a chance to highlight talented female Indigenous footballers in the region.

“The NNSWF Indigenous representative team will provide talented female Indigenous players with a platform to be recognised but it will also give them a chance to represent their culture and community,” Rosnell said.

“It will be a great opportunity for these players and a chance for players from across northern NSW to connect with each other and share this experience.

“This team is another way NNSWF is increasing football opportunities for First Nations coaches and players.”

The NNSWF Technical team will select the squad in partnership with the NNSWF Indigenous Reference Group, with the concept coming as a result of collaboration with the reference group.

The tournament will be completed over a round robin group phase followed by a knock-out finals series and a play-off phase including a Community Women’s plate, similar to previous seasons.

To be eligible for the NNSWF Indigenous Women’s State Cup team players must:

  • Identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • Identify as female
  • be turning 15 or older in the 2022 calendar year
  • be a registered football player/coach within the national PlayFootball registration system to a NNSWF affiliated club
  • provide a club letter of support
  • coaches must hold a paid Working with Children Check

The Women’s State Cup was established in 2017 as a strategic initiative in Northern NSW Football’s 2016-2019 Strategic Plan as a development opportunity for Women’s Premier League and community league players.

Registrations for expressions of interest are available here:

Player registration of EoI

Coach registration of EoI

Related Topics:
Indigenous Representative team womens state cup

More News


Barca in Sydney event to support fundraising drive for flood-affected NNSWF clubs
Fans attending the Barca in Sydney football match or watching live on Network… [more]
Award winners announced for 2022 Female Football Week
Northern NSW Football is delighted to announce the recipients of its 2022… [more]
Inaugural NNSWF Local Champion Awards announced for April
Northern NSW Football is delighted to announce the recipients of its inaugural… [more]

Around The Clubs

Shoosh for Kids returns for 2022
Shoosh for Kids is back in 2022 and the message is clear – if you… [more]
Inaugural NNSWF Community State Youth Championships launched
It will be Member Zone v Member Zone when the best community footballers take… [more]
Northern NSW Football announce 2022 special rounds
Northern NSW Football have announced the dates of its special rounds for 2022…. [more]

MORE NEWS (click for all news articles)

NNSWF_2017_Shield_Ncle Perm_Community Football_v2-01

NNSWF_2017_Shield_Ncle Perm_Community Football_v2-01

Major Sponsors