2024 Australia Cup Preliminary Rounds South Australia Round 3 | Draw Details

Football SA is pleased to confirm the 52 participating teams for the 2024 Australia Cup Preliminary Rounds South Australia.

Adelaide Blue EaglesState League 1
Adelaide CityRAA NPL
Adelaide CometsRAA NPL
Adelaide Croatia RaidersRAA NPL
Adelaide HillsState League 2
Adelaide OlympicRAA NPL
Adelaide CobrasState League 1
Adelaide PumasSAASL
Adelaide TitansSAASL
Adelaide UniversityState League 2
Adelaide VictoryState League 1
Campbelltown CityRAA NPL
Cumberland UnitedState League 1
Eastern UnitedState League 2
Elizabeth DownsSAASL
Elizabeth GroveSAASL
Fulham UnitedState League 1
Gawler EaglesState League 2
Ghan UnitedSAASL
Ingle FarmSAASL
International SCLimestone Coast
MetroStarsRAA NPL
Modbury JetsRAA NPL
Modbury VistaState League 2
Mount Barker UnitedState League 2
Naracoorte UnitedLimestone Coast
Noarlunga UnitedState League 2
Northern DemonsState League 2
Para Hills EastSAASL
Para Hills KnightsRAA NPL
Pembroke Old ScholarsCSL
Playford CityState League 1
Pontian EaglesState League 2
Port AdelaideState League 2
Rostrevor Old CollegiansCSL
Sacred Heart Old CollegiansCSL
Salisbury UnitedState League 1
Seaford RangersState League 2
South AdelaideRAA NPL
Sturt LionsState League 1
Tea Tree GullySAASL
The CoveState League 2
Unley UnitedSAASL
Vipers FCState League 1
West AdelaideState League 1
Western StrikersState League 1
WT BirkallaState League 1

The Australia Cup competition is structured in a way so that each member federation has its qualified teams for the final round of 32 at the end of Round 7. As such, teams in South Australia will enter from Round 3.

All State League 1 Teams (12), State League 2 Teams (12) and all nominated Affiliated Association teams (17), being a total of 41 teams can be drawn in Round 3. One (1) team will be drawn a Bye to bring the total number of teams competing in Round 3 to 40 teams. The eleven (11) RAA NPL Teams will have a bye in Round 3. Please note Adelaide United is not eligible to participate in the Australia Cup SA Preliminary Rounds.

The draw for Round 3 will take place on Monday, 22 January 2024 afternoon at approximately 1:00pm at ServiceFM Stadium. This will be published live on Football South Australia’s Facebook page.

Following the draw, the fixtures will be emailed to clubs. The home team of each fixture will be required to provide the date and time of when the game is to be played on the weekend of the 16 – 18 February 2024. This information is to be provided to Football SA no later than 9.00am Friday 26 January 2024.

At the completion of Round 3, the winners of these games (20 teams), plus the eleven (11) RAA NPL teams and the one (1) team that drew a Bye (being 32 teams) will go into Round 4 to be played on the weekend of 15 – 17 March.

Cup Draw Format

•          Round 1 – All teams to have a bye;

•          Round 2 – All teams to have a bye;

•          Round 3 – 40 Teams to play; 11 NPL Teams, plus 1 team to have a bye;

•          Round 4 – 20 winning Teams from Round 3 plus 11 NPL Teams and 1 bye team – Round of 32;

•          Round 5 – 16 winning Teams from Round 4 – Round of 16;

•          Quarter Finals – Eight (8) winning Teams from Round 5;

•          Australia Cup Qualifying Final (Semi-Final) – Four (4) winning teams from the Quarter Finals – the two (2) winners will progress to the Australia Cup Final Round of 32;

•          Federation Cup Final –Two (2) winning teams from the Semi-Finals – Competition reverts name to Federation Cup.

Federation Cup (Under 18s and Reserves)

Thirty-Six (36) Teams will contest the Under 18s and Reserves Federation Cup.

Round 1 will involve only eight (8) teams to be drawn out from State League 2. All RAA NPL and State League 1 Teams will have a bye including the four (4) remaining State League 2 teams.

The winning four (4) teams from Round 1 will join the remaining 28 teams in Round 2 (Round of 32).

The draw for Round 1 of the Reserves and Under 18 Federation Cup will take place following the draw of the Australia Cup.