Vawdon Cup is a weekly representative competition conducted by NSW Touch Association. With teams representing affiliates such as Penrith, Parramatta, Cronulla, Easts, Wollongong and Central Coast as well as everywhere in between, Vawdon Cup puts you up against some of the best players in the Country. 

Games are played throughout the Sydney Metropolitan area catering for Open, Senior and Youth divisions. The competition normally has 10-12 rounds and a final series. 

Games are played weekly on a Friday night with the occasional Sunday double header. 

The competition is however still split into skill-based divisions so even a beginner has a place to get started. Manly Touch has fully accredited coaches in charge of each squad which will help improve your knowledge and skills. Trials and training usually commence in early June.

Players must be a minimum of 16 years of age to play in the Opens Divisions and must be between 13 to 17 years of age to play Youth League. 

The Manly Touch Experience

Manly Touch are always very well represented at Vawdon Cup with both Men’s Premier League and Women’s Premier League; Men’s and Women’s Divisional teams; and more recently Girls Youth League teams all participating.

Key Dates

This year’s Vawdon Cup 2023 competition dates have been advised as follows:

ROUND 1: Friday 4th August
ROUND 2: Friday 11th August
ROUND 3: Friday 18th August
ROUND 4: Friday 25th August
ROUND 5: Friday 1st September
ROUND 6: Friday 8th September
ROUND 7 & 8: Sunday 17th September
ROUND 9: Friday 22nd September
ROUND 10: Friday 6th October
SEMI’S WEEK 1: Friday 20th October
SEMI’S WEEK 2: Friday 27th October
GRAND FINAL: Sunday 5th November
Training is likely to commence with open sessions for all teams at the beginning of June.

Trials will be announced on this website and our Facebook page. We anticipate trials will commence in early June with open training sessions the likely format.

Player Eligibility

There are some age restrictions in regards eligibility to certain teams, as follows:
> Men’s & Women’s Open teams, which includes Premier League & Divisions 1 – 4 ~ Must be born in 2007 or before
> Boy’s & Girl’s Youth League teams ~ Must be born between 2006 and 2010

All players wishing to trial for a Manly Touch Vawdon Cup team must be registered in the 2023 Winter Competition that is currently underway OR have played in the 2022/2023 Senior Summer Competition.

Selection Criteria and Process

For more information on the selection criteria and process please click on our MWTA Representative Team Selection Policy

Vawdon Cup Team Officials Information


For more information please contact our Senior Rep Directors Kerrie Doyle & Lynda Robertson via [email protected]