Football Queensland (FQ) has today announced it will launch the Queensland Cup in 2024, bringing both men’s and women’s statewide knockout tournaments together, aligned under the Queensland Cup.
Open to all Queensland clubs’ senior teams, the tournament’s introduction builds on the success of the Kappa Women’s Super Cup and will ignite a ‘battle for the state’, as clubs vie for top honours.
“The roll out of the new cup to kick off in 2024 is extremely exciting for our Queensland clubs and players and will provide high quality match minutes and participation experiences in every region,” Football Queensland CEO, Robert Cavallucci said.
“Queensland has a growing demand for significant, quality tournaments to showcase our talent in action and 2023 has seen another incredibly successful year with 54 teams across the state entering our Kappa Women’s Super Cup which will now be incorporated into the new Queensland Cup Women tournament.
“The Queensland Cup will be a thrilling addition to the FQ football calendar as we continue to demonstrate our ongoing support of football in Queensland by providing more opportunities to showcase the state’s top talent.”
The Queensland Cup Women will feature as a knockout format with a slower filter of higher leagues as the competition progresses, in line with the current format of the Kappa Women’s Super Cup. Finalists of the Queensland Cup Women would qualify for any potential Women’s Australia Cup.
The Queensland Cup Men will become the qualifying competition for the Australia Cup with the top four Queensland Cup teams entering the Round of 32 as Queensland’s representatives.
The final four Queensland Cup teams will continue to compete in the Semi Finals and a Final of the Queensland Cup Men tournament to decide the Champion.
Consultation will take place to determine if U18 teams may be added in some conferences across the state.
Further information and nomination details will be released at a later date.