NSFA Skellern Cup

The inaugural NSFA Skellern Cup will take place across two days of Term 3, providing all primary school aged girls in Year 3 – 6 the chance to take part in our association-wide football gala day.

Each day will bring together schools and girls from throughout the Northern Suburbs of Sydney, inviting over 40 schools, stretching from North Sydney to Brooklyn. Each school can nominate as many teams as they like, with a recommended squad size of 13 players plus a coach/teacher. Games will be played on small-sided fields of 9 vs 9 with no competition points or ladder kept.

The day intends to celebrate girls playing football, bringing together regular players and non-players to showcase the inclusiveness, enjoyment and camaraderie football as a sport provides.

Juniors will play on Wednesday 6th September (Wet weather day – 13th September)

Seniors will play on Thursday 7th September (Wet weather day – 14th September)

School Responsibility

Schools are required to register as soon as possible to secure their spot in the football gala day. Spots are strictly limited across both days.

Each squad has a recommended size of 13 players plus a coach/teacher/parent to support the team during the match.

The school is responsible for arranging transport to and from the venue, along with playing strips for the players. Bibs are provided in the case of a colour clash.

All players must wear shinpads for safety purposes during their games.

SCHOOL REGISTRATION LINK - https://goo.gl/forms/g3xZHfVamcMGlHWv2


Juniors – Year 3 & 4 girls will play a 9 vs 9 format on fields 55m in length, 40m wide. 35 min games.

Seniors – Year 5 & 6 girls will play 9 vs 9 format on fields 65m in length, 45m wide. 35 min games.

School do not need to enter both days to be eligible to be a part of the event. 

If a school struggles to create teams across the two age categories a combined team playing in the Year 5/6 competition is permitted. Please contact tournament organisers if you wish to do this.

All teams will play with goals of 5m x 2m, with a maximum of four substitutes per team.

We aim to have each team play at least three games during the day. Games will be 35 minutes in length. The event and team registration will be free of cost to participating schools.


The 250+ primary school age girls are to be accompanied on the day by a host of activations and female football celebrities. Throughout the day, there will be a number of activations to keep the girls entertained whilst taking a rest from playing.

Current W-league players will also be present to provide tips, advice, autographs and photo opportunities to the young girls taking part.


All games are to be played at the newly built North Turramurra Recreational Area (NTRA), North Turramurra. The newly built facility boasts three full size football fields, amenities and parking to accommodate hundreds of players and spectators. Map below.



North Turramurra Recreational Area (NTRA) boast newly build amenities facilities and change rooms.

A BBQ will be operating on the day to provide some much needed sustenance to the players, spectators and teachers during the football-centric day.

Cafe2U will also be present on both days.


Ed Ferguson - Tournament Organiser - edward.ferguson@nsfa.asn.au


Tournament Flyer (PDF version here)

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