Football Queensland (FQ) has created an historic new state-wide women’s knockout tournament for women and girls in Queensland, with support from official apparel partner Kappa.
“Delivering on Future of Football 2020+ feedback, the new Kappa Women’s Super Cup unlocks exciting opportunities for women and girls throughout the state and represents a terrific milestone for football in Queensland,” FQ CEO Robert Cavallucci said.
“FQ made it clear in the 2020-2022 Strategic Plan that women and girls are the future and we are continually working on implementing infrastructure, pathways and participation formats to embrace that potential.
“The Kappa Women’s Super Cup provides a great conference-based platform for players while bringing to life a key Competition Reform opportunity outlined in the Future of Football 2020+ Opportunities Paper, which documented the football community’s appetite for connected competitions and an increase in knockout football formats.
“There’s no better time to introduce this tournament than with the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 driving FQ’s infrastructure and participation objectives and with 2021 marking the 100-year anniversary of the earliest recorded public women’s football match in Queensland.
“We look forward to welcoming clubs from all areas into the Kappa Women’s Super Cup. Teams will be arranged into North, Central and South East Queensland conferences to deliver competitive inter-regional matches leading into a Finals Series in Brisbane.
“This model has strong stakeholder support and delivers a best-v-best and like-v-like outcome that gives Queensland’s female footballers a chance to showcase their talents.”
International sports apparel brand Kappa has thrown its support behind the tournament, signing on for the naming rights as part of its recent three-year partnership extension with FQ.
Kappa Australia Director Ze’ev Bogaty said: “Kappa is excited to be so closely involved with a tournament that breaks new ground for women in football.
“We proudly support women and girls in sport, creating custom kits and products that genuinely cater for female athletes and audiences, and the Kappa Women’s Super Cup demonstrates this commitment from the grassroots through to the professional level.
“This is another great sign of the strength of our long-lasting relationship with the growing Queensland football community.”
The inaugural Kappa Women’s Super Cup is scheduled to commence in early 2021.
All Queensland clubs are encouraged to confirm their interest by completing the nomination form: 2021 Kappa Women’s Super Cup Nomination Form