The 2016 Westfield FFA Cup is set to kick-off and Round ONE fixtures in the FFNC zone have been scheduled for Friday 12th February, as follows;
Match 1: Lismore Thistles SC vs. MBVFC, John Ryan Field (T1) at 7pm (Winner vs. Match 2 Winner)
Match 2: Ballina SC vs. Suffolk Park FC, Jeff Schneider Field (Bangalow) at 8pm (Winner vs. Match 1 Winner)
Match 3: Bangalow SC vs. Lennox Head FC, Jeff Schneider Field at 6pm (Winner: BYE in Round 2)
The Westfield FFA Cup is a national knockout tournament run by Football Federation Australia in conjunction with every State and Territory Member Federation in the country.
All fixtures in the first 4 Rounds of the competition are 45 minutes each way and then penalties if scores are level at fulltime (NO extra time). From Round 5 extra time will apply. This will encompass the Zone Playoff fixtures in the Northern Pool and the matches prior to the qualifying weekend in the Southern Pool.
In 2015, over 650 semi professional and amateur clubs competed in the Preliminary Rounds to determine the 21 slots allocated to Member Federations with the 22nd slot going to the reigning national PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues champions. The ten Hyundai A-League clubs will join the competition in the Round of 32.
FFNC wish all teams competing in the 2016 Westfield FFA Cup the best of luck in their progression through the competition.