FAW Women's Cup

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FAW Women's Cup
FAW Women's Cup logo.jpg
Founded1992
RegionFlag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
Number of teams30
Current champions Cardiff Met Women
Most successful club(s) Cardiff City Ladies
(11 titles)
Soccerball current event.svg 2019–20 FAW Women's Cup

The FA of Wales Women's Challenge Cup, better known as the Welsh Women's Cup is the national women's football cup competition for Wales. It is run by the Football Association of Wales.

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As Wales had no national league for women until the establishment of the Welsh Premier League in the 2009–10 season the Welsh Cup was the only ticket to the Women's Champions League. Unlike in the men's game, however, English-oriented clubs are allowed to participate. Cardiff City won eight consecutive cups from 2003 to 2010.

Possible Reform

Following a number of high scoring, one sided matches in the opening round of the 2012–13 competition, the league's unofficial website called on the FAW to consider revamping the competition [1] to avoid such embarrassing results in future seasons and encourage greater lower league participation.

Winners

The list of finals: [2]

SeasonWinnerScoreRunner-UpVenue
1992–93Pilkington (Rhyl)10 Inter Cardiff Ladies National Stadium, Cardiff
1993–94Pilkington (Rhyl)22 (4–2 pen)Inter Cardiff Ladies National Stadium, Cardiff
1994–95Inter Cardiff Ladies11 (4–3 pen) Bangor City Girls National Stadium, Cardiff
1995–96 Newport Strikers Ladies 10 a.e.t Bangor City Girls Racecourse Ground, Wrexham
1996–97Bangor City Girls30 Newcastle Emlyn Ladies Park Avenue, Aberystwyth
1997–98 Barry Town Ladies 30Bangor City Girls Y Weirglodd, Rhayader
1998–99Barry Town Ladies30Newport Strikers Ladies Bridge Meadow Stadium, Haverfordwest
1999–2000Barry Town Ladies22 (3–0 pen)Bangor City Girls Recreation Ground (Caersws), Caersws
2000–01Barry Town Ladies30Newport Strikers Ladies Latham Park, Newtown
2001–02Bangor City Girls30 Newport County Ladies
2002–03 Cardiff City Ladies 10Bangor City Girls
2003–04Cardiff City Ladies40 Newtown Ladies
2004–05Cardiff City Ladies41 Cardiff City Bluebirds Ladies
2005–06Cardiff City Ladies110 Pwllheli Ladies
2006–07Cardiff City Ladies61 Caernarfon Town Ladies
2007–08Cardiff City Ladies90 NEWI Wrexham Ladies
2008–09Cardiff City Ladies30 Caerphilly Castle Ladies
2009–10 [3] Cardiff City Ladies60 UWIC Ladies Brewery Field, Bridgend
2010–11 [4] Swansea City Ladies 30Caernarfon Town Ladies Park Avenue, Aberystwyth
2011–12 Cardiff City Ladies 1–1 (4–2 pen) UWIC Ladies Brewery Field, Bridgend
2012–13 Cardiff City Ladies 3-1 Cardiff Met. Ladies F.C. Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli
2013–14 [5] Cardiff Met. Ladies F.C. 4-0 Swansea City Ladies Stebonheath Park, Llanelli
2014–15 Swansea City Ladies 4-2 Cardiff City FC Bryntirion Park, Bridgend
2015–16 [6] Cardiff City Ladies 5–2MBi Llandudno
2016–17 [7] Cardiff Met. Ladies F.C. 2–2 a.e.t. (5–4 pen) Swansea City Ladies Bryntirion Park, Bridgend
2017–18 [8] Swansea City 2–1 Cardiff City
2018–19 [9] Cardiff Met Women 2–0Abergavenny WomenDragon Park, Newport
2019–20Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [10]

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