Football SA is pleased to confirm the 52 participating teams for the 2021 FFA Cup Preliminary Rounds South Australia.
|Adelaide Blue Eagles||NPL|
|Adelaide Red Blue Eagles F.C||SAASL|
|Adelaide Thunder FC||CSL|
|Adelaide Titans FC||SAASL|
|Adelaide University SC||SL2|
|Adelaide University Soccer Club - Grads Blue||CSL|
|Brahma Lodge Soccer Club||SAASL|
|Cardijn Old Collegians FC||CSL|
|Elizabeth Downs SC||SAASL|
|Fulham United FC||SL1|
|Ghan Kilburn City FC*||SAASL|
|Ingle Farm SC||SAASL|
|MA Hawks FC||SAASL|
|Mount Barker United SC||SL2|
|Old Ignatians' Soccer Club||SAASL|
|Para Hills Knights||SL1|
|Pembroke Old Scholars SC||CSL|
|Port Adelaide Pirates||SL2|
|Rostrevor Old Collegians Soccer Club||CSL|
|Sacred Heart Old Collegians Soccer Club||CSL|
|Unley Old Scholars FC||CSL|
*Ghan Kilburn FC's participation pending the outcome of SAASL Investigative Committee Review.
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 1. One team will be drawn a Bye to bring the total number of teams competing in Round 1 to 40 teams. The eleven (11) NPL Teams will have a bye in Round 1. Please note Adelaide United is not eligible to participate in the FFA Cup SA Preliminary Rounds.
The draw for Round 1 will take place at 11:15 am on Wednesday, 10 March 2021 at Football SA Offices, Coopers Stadium and will be live-streamed through Football SA’s Facebook page.
At the completion of Round 1, the winners of these games, plus the eleven (11) NPL teams and the team drawn the Bye (being 32 teams) will go into Round 2 to be played on the weekend of 23-25 April.
Cup Draw Format
- Round 1 – 40 Teams to play; 11 NPL Teams, plus 1 team to have a bye;
- Round 2 – 20 winning Teams from Round 1 plus 11 NPL Teams and bye team – Round of 32;
- Round 3 – 16 winning Teams from Round 2 – Round of 16;
- Quarter-Finals – Eight (8) winning Teams from Round 3;
- Semi-Finals – Four (4) winning teams from the Quarter Finals – the two (2) winners will progress to the FFA Cup Final Round of 32;
- 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 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 FFA Cup.
Should you have any questions relating to the information above,