Challenge Cup

The Challenge Cup is our second oldest competition, formed 14 years after the Senior Challenge Cup in 1895 to accommodate the continued growth of football within our region. It served as the second level of competition within the County until 1978 when the Vase Competition was introduced, and has remained the third level of competition ever since. In 2012, the competition increased in size following the disbanding of the lower ranked Presidents Cup.

Following a change in FA Regulation ahead of the 2016-17 Season, it became necessary to restructure the Association's Saturday Football Competitions and as such the teams playing in divisions which constitute promotion to Step 7 (i.e. Step 8) have now been allocated to the Senior Challenge Vase rather than the Challenge Cup.


2016 - 17 Competition

The 2016-17 Competition will be contested between 30 clubs from across the County who can be found below:



Birmingham & District League 

Castlecroft Rangers, Lichfield City U21, Norton Canes, Whittington Reserves, Whittington U21

Midland Football League

Brocton U21, Brocton Reserves, Heath Hayes U21, Leek Town U21, Lichfield City Reserves, Rocester Reserves, Walsall Wood Reserves 

Midlands Regional Alliance


Staffordshire County Senior League

Audley & District Second, Brereton Social U21, Cannock United, Chesterton AFC, Foley Meir Second, Goldenhill Wanderers, Hardman Development, Keele University Reserves, Leek CSOB Reserves, Milton United Second, Norton Athletic, Red Star Alma, Staffordshire Moorlands, Stone Old Alleynians Reserves, Tunstall Town, Whittington 

West Midlands Christian League

St Matthews Walsall 


Competition Matches

Matches will be played on the following dates in the 2016-17 season:


Round 1 Saturday 1st October 2016 
Round 2 Saturday 5th November 2016
Quarter Final Saturday 3rd December 2016
Semi Final Saturday 4th February 2017
Final Monday 20th March 2017

Click here to view the full list of fixtures and results


Competition Documents

Please follow the links below for the following documents which can be used by Clubs & Match Officials:


Competition History