Northern NSW Football is delighted to announce its inaugural Indigenous representative team to take part in the 2022 Women’s State Cup.
The Women’s State Cup will return next month 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 Warners Bay FC. It will also be the first time NPL Women’s NNSW clubs will take part in the tournament, with the NPLW NNSW competition starting this year.
A NNSWF Indigenous team will also enter the competition for the first time made up of Indigenous players and coaches aged 15-years and over from throughout northern NSW.
NNSWF Female Participation and Inclusion Officer Annelise Rosnell said she was excited to see the concept come to life.
“Along with the NAIDOC Cup this is another chance to celebrate of First Nations communities, culture and football,” Rosnell said.
“I’m so glad our proud and talented First Nations footballers will get another chance to shine representing themselves, their family, their culture and heritage.
“We wish them all the very best at the tournament.”
The draw for the 2022 Women’s State Cup will be held on Thursday 16 June and broadcast live on NNSWF social media channels.
2022 Women’s State Cup details:
- Date: Friday 8 to Sunday 10 July
- Venue: Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility
- Times: TBC pending draw
2022 NNSWF Indigenous Women’s State Cup squad
Ellouise Brown – Warners Bay FC
Jade Lee Campbell – Broadmeadow Magic FC
Keeley Dawn Gardner – Coffs City United FC
Keyarrah Sweetwater-Delauney – Shores United SC
Kiarra Lewis – Maitland FC
Maddison Dean – Broadmeadow Magic FC
Mia Owens – Adamstown Rosebud JFC
Natalie Casey – Tilligerry FC
Peyton Hamilton-Vosilla – Maitland FC
Violet Nicholson – Northern Inland Academy of Sport
Zara Williams – Port Macquarie United FC
Zoe Archer – Maitland JFC
Aleshia Lyons – Coach
Mick Hugo – Coach
More information on the 2022 Women’s State Cup is available HERE.