Challenge Cup

Challenge Cup

The Staffordshire FA 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.


John Lilburne
Clubs and Leagues Support Officer

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In 2012, the competition increased in size following the disbanding of the lower ranked Presidents Cup.


The 2017-18 Competition will be contested between 23 clubs from across the County who can be found below:

Birmingham & District League 

Castlecroft Rangers, Lichfield City Casuals, Norton Canes, Pelsall United, Whittington Reserves

Crewe & District League Madeley White Star 

Midland Football League

Brocton U21, Heath Hayes U21, Lichfield City Reserves, Rushall Olympic U21's, Walsall Wood Reserves 

Midlands Regional Alliance


Staffordshire County Senior League

Audley Reserves, AFC Fenton, Cannock United, Chesterton FC, Goldenhill Wanderers, Keele University Reserves, Milton United Reserves, NDFC, Red Star Alma, Staffordshire Moorlands FC, Whittington FC

Competition Matches

Matches will be played on the following dates in the 2017-18 season:

Preliminary Round: Saturday 23rd September 2017
Round 1: 
Saturday 7th October 2017
Round 2: 
Saturday 4th November 2017
Quarter Final: 
Saturday 2nd December 2017
Semi Final: 
Saturday 3rd February 2018
Monday 19th March 2018

Round Dates

Round Date
1st Round to 23/09/17 Results
2nd Round 14/10/17 Results
Quarter-Final 02/12/17 to 06/01/18 Results
Semi-Final 03/02/18 Results
Final 23/04/18 Result

competition Documents

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

Competition Rules

Match Report Form (Excel)

Match Report Form (Printed Copy)

Team Sheet (Printed Copy)

Media Sheet

History of Winners

Related Match Reports

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