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.

FAW Women's Cup
FAW Women's Cup logo.jpg
Region Wales
Number of teams30
Current championsCardiff Met Women
Most successful club(s)Cardiff City Ladies
(11 titles)
2019–20 FAW Women's Cup

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 ReformEdit

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.


The list of finals:[2]

Season Winner Score Runner-Up Venue
1992–93 Pilkington (Rhyl) 1–0 Inter Cardiff Ladies National Stadium, Cardiff
1993–94 Pilkington (Rhyl) 2–2 (4–2 pen) Inter Cardiff Ladies National Stadium, Cardiff
1994–95 Inter Cardiff Ladies 1–1 (4–3 pen) Bangor City Girls National Stadium, Cardiff
1995–96 Newport Strikers Ladies 1–0 a.e.t Bangor City Girls Racecourse Ground, Wrexham
1996–97 Bangor City Girls 3–0 Newcastle Emlyn Ladies Park Avenue, Aberystwyth
1997–98 Barry Town Ladies 3–0 Bangor City Girls Y Weirglodd, Rhayader
1998–99 Barry Town Ladies 3–0 Newport Strikers Ladies Bridge Meadow Stadium, Haverfordwest
1999–2000 Barry Town Ladies 2–2 (3–0 pen) Bangor City Girls Recreation Ground (Caersws), Caersws
2000–01 Barry Town Ladies 3–0 Newport Strikers Ladies Latham Park, Newtown
2001–02 Bangor City Girls 3–0 Newport County Ladies
2002–03 Cardiff City Ladies 1–0 Bangor City Girls
2003–04 Cardiff City Ladies 4–0 Newtown Ladies
2004–05 Cardiff City Ladies 4–1 Cardiff City Bluebirds Ladies
2005–06 Cardiff City Ladies 11–0 Pwllheli Ladies
2006–07 Cardiff City Ladies 6–1 Caernarfon Town Ladies
2007–08 Cardiff City Ladies 9–0 NEWI Wrexham Ladies
2008–09 Cardiff City Ladies 3–0 Caerphilly Castle Ladies
2009–10[3] Cardiff City Ladies 6–0 UWIC Ladies Brewery Field, Bridgend
2010–11[4] Swansea City Ladies 3–0 Caernarfon 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 5–2 MBi 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 2–0 Abergavenny Women Dragon Park, Newport
2019–20 Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[10]


  1. ^ "Time To Reform The Welsh Cup?". leaguewebsite.co.uk/womenswelshpremierleague. 1 October 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Wales - List of Challenge Cup Finals (Women)". RSSSF. 2006.
  3. ^ "Cardiff retein Welsh Cup for eighth year". shekicks.net. 19 April 2010. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2011.
  4. ^ "Swansea lift Welsh Cup". shekicks.net. 20 March 2011. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2011.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 14 April 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 May 2016. Retrieved 21 April 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Cardiff Met win Welsh Cup final shootout". She Kicks. 9 April 2017. Archived from the original on 11 April 2017. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  8. ^ "FAW / Swansea come back to beat Cardiff in FAW Women's Cup Final".
  9. ^ "FAW Women's Cup: Cardiff Met Women win domestic treble". BBC Sport. 14 April 2019. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  10. ^ "2019/20 FAW CUP COMPETITIONS TERMINATED". Football Association of Wales. 30 July 2020. Retrieved 12 March 2021.

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