The Western United Cup is back in 2023!


The Western United Cup will be a girls' and women competition offering U9s to U16s and a Youth Women (U17-21) competition.

Western United FC and Australian Football Skool are pleased to bring the 2nd instalment of the all-women and girls tournament to Morshead Park on September 22 – 24 this year.

Registrations are now open and so you can begin to plan for this exciting tournament.

With the FIFA Women’s World Cup being held in Australia and New Zealand this year, it is a very exciting time for women’s football, and we hope to see many returning players and teams for the Western United Cup in 2023!

Western United’s commitment to growing the game of football in Victoria and developing female talent at a grassroots level has again been strengthened, with the launch of the Western United Cup.

The Ballarat tournament will provide a competitive stage for girls and women across Victoria to display their talents at the end of their club season, taking place from September 22 - 24.

The three-day event will also showcase Ballarat’s purpose-built football facilities and align with Ballarat’s Women in Sport strategy.

Western United’s Women’s Football Integration Manager Amanda Stella said this will come at the perfect time as the Club continues to strengthen its commitment to growing the women’s game.

“As a club, Western United continues to grow in the female space with our partnership with WNPL’s Calder United, the girl’s development squad and the imminent A- League Women’s team for next season,” she said.
“Our commitment to the female game and the initiatives we are creating are something that, as a Club, we are proud of. Launching a tournament that is inclusive for all girls’ teams across the state is another step forward in Western United promoting women and girls who are a pivotal part of the growth of football.
The Ballarat City Council and the State Government of Victoria will assist in the preparation and running of the Western United Cup, alongside Western United and Australian Football Skool.

City of Ballarat Mayor, Cr Daniel Moloney, said this agreement cements the strengthened relationship between the City of Ballarat, the State Government, and the Western United Football Club.

“Western United is not only our adopted A-League soccer team – we want them to feel like Ballarat is their fortress with the local community right behind them waving their green and black scarves in the air,” he said.

“Having A-League games in Ballarat is yet another big coup for Ballarat’s sport-loving community and helps our post-pandemic sporting recovery continues to gain massive momentum.”

Ballarat’s regional football facility at Morshead Park will play host to the cup, providing the perfect facility for Ballarat’s best young female footballers to flourish.

“This continues an ever-growing partnership between Western United and Ballarat City Council and is the continuation of sustained support that both organisations provide to female involvement in sport,” said David Clarkson, Western United Community Club Ambassador.

The Western United Cup will be open to junior girls from under 10s to under 16s and also a Youth Women (U17-21) competition. There will be limits on the number of teams due to venue capacity so register now.


Morshead Park, Ballarat. 910 Pleasant St S Ballarat.


Friday 22 September 2023 

  • U13/U14, U15/U16 and Youth Women pool games

Saturday 23 September 2023

  • U13/U14, U15/U16 and Youth Women playoffs and finals
  • U9/U10, U11/U12 pool games                     

Sunday 24 September 2023

  •  U9/U10 and U11/U12 playoffs and finals                     


  • U9/10 9v9   (Born 2013 or 2014)  | $460
  • U11/12 9v9  (Born 2011 or 2012) | $460
  • U13/14 11v11  (Born 2009 or 2010) | $490
  • U15/16 11v11 (Born 2007 or 2008) | $515
  • Youth Women (U17-21 players) 11v11 (Born between 2002-2006) | $515


1st Place - Trophy and Gold Medals
2nd Place - Silver Medals