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Football West State Cup

Football West State Cup
Organising bodyFootball West
Founded1899; 125 years ago (1899)
RegionWestern Australia
Number of teams69 (in 2024)
Qualifier forAustralia Cup
Current championsFloreat Athena (9th title) (2023)
Most successful club(s)Perth SC (Azzurri, Italia) (13 titles)
2024 Australia Cup preliminary rounds

The Football West State Cup is a soccer competition held between clubs in the Australian state of Western Australia, known as the Belt Up Cup for sponsorship reasons. It serves as preliminary rounds for the Australia Cup, previously known as the FFA Cup, with the 2 finalists also entering the final stages of that competition.


Several knockout competitions have been held since 1895 in various forms,[1] with one of the two major Western Australian knockout cup competitions initially called the Challenge Cup, from 1903 to 1959 as the Challenge Cup and Shield, between 1960 and 1995 as the D’Orsogna Cup, and since that time with a number of naming rights sponsors.

The other major knockout competition in Western Australia was the Charity Cup, held between 1903 and 1961. This was considered the pre-eminent cup competition prior to the Second World War.[1]

Since 2014, this knockout competition has also served as preliminary rounds for the Australia Cup, previously known as the FFA Cup, with Western Australia represented by the 2 finalists, along with the A-League club Perth Glory FC.[2]

Current Cup Competitions (since 2014)

The current format is also a qualifying completion for the Australia Cup, previously known as the FFA Cup, where both the finalists qualify for the Round of 32.

Competition and year[3][4] Winner Australia Cup (FFA Cup) qualification Qualifiers
Cool Ridge Cup 2014 Bayswater City 2014 FFA Cup preliminary rounds Bayswater City
Stirling Lions
Cool Ridge Cup 2015 Sorrento FC 2015 FFA Cup preliminary rounds Perth SC
Sorrento FC
Cool Ridge Cup 2016 Floreat Athena 2016 FFA Cup preliminary rounds Cockburn City
Floreat Athena
State Cup 2017 Western Knights 2017 FFA Cup preliminary rounds Sorrento FC
Western Knights
Belt Up Cup 2018 Armadale 2018 FFA Cup preliminary rounds Armadale
Gwelup Croatia
Belt Up Cup 2019 Floreat Athena 2019 FFA Cup preliminary rounds Bayswater City
Floreat Athena
State Cup 2020 Competition cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia
Belt Up State Cup 2021 Floreat Athena 2021 FFA Cup preliminary rounds ECU Joondalup
Floreat Athena
2022 Football West State Cup Cockburn City 2022 Australia Cup preliminary rounds Armadale
Cockburn City
2023 Football West State Cup Floreat Athena 2023 Australia Cup preliminary rounds Floreat Athena
Inglewood United
2024 Football West State Cup 2024 Australia Cup preliminary rounds Olympic Kingsway
Perth RedStar

Recent Cup Competitions 1996–2013

D’Orsogna Cup 1960–1995

Challenge Cup and Shield 1899–1959

Charity Cup 1903–1961


  1. ^ In 1898 the Challenge Cup – originally known as the Wilson Cup – was awarded to the league champions, Civil Service.[1]
  2. ^ a b round-robin format.[1]
  3. ^ a b c reduced war-time competition.[1]
  4. ^ a b won on replay, after original match was drawn.
  5. ^ won on second replay, after both original match and first replay were drawn.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Kreider, R.N. (2012) Paddocks to Pitches. The Definitive History of Western Australian Football. Published by SportsWest Media
  2. ^ "Structure of the NPL & State League" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 November 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  3. ^ "State Cup Final this Saturday". 18 July 2017. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Football West competition return date". Football West. 29 May 2020. Archived from the original on 22 June 2020. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  5. ^ a b c "Football WA Past Seasons". Retrieved 15 February 2015.
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