Last chance to enter this year’s Chatham Cup and Kate Sheppard Cup

Entries close on Friday (March 31) for the 2023 NZ Football Foundation Kate Sheppard Cup and Chatham Cup, the 100th year of the historic competition.

First played in 1923, 2023 will mark the centenary of New Zealand’s oldest and most coveted men’s football trophy.

To celebrate the cup’s 100th year, as well as the Kate Sheppard Cup being played during the home FIFA Women’s World Cup, NZ Football say the drive is on to make 2023 historic for both competitions with as many clubs across Aotearoa New Zealand involved as possible.

Main photo: Members of the victorious Auckland United team celebrate their Kate Sheppard Cup win last year.

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Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision have published a special collection of words, images and recordings that tell the story of how the Chatham Cup came about.

Chatham Cup enthusiast Michael Chadwick has written a special feature for the Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision archive.

READ MORE: Click here to read the Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision special feature >>>>

Captain Cam Howieson of Auckland City with the cup after victory in the Chatham Cup Final between Auckland City and Eastern Suburbs. Photo: David Rowland /

Last year, Auckland City became the 45th different club to win the competition.

Founded in 1994, the Kate Sheppard Cup has been contested annually every year apart from 2020 which was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last year, Auckland United were the 14th club to claim the title.

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