The Norfolk Women’s Cup is the newest of the ten Norfolk County Cup competitions, having been first competed for in 2010-11 in place of the Norfolk & Suffolk Women’s Cup, which had run for the previous 12 years. The new trophy was kindly donated by Norfolk County FA Life President, Ray Kiddell OBE.
The new trophy was first competed for on a sunny afternoon at Aldiss Park in which Norwich City Ladies scraped past Hethersett Athletic 2-1. Kirstie Kindred scored an early goal for the Canaries from just inside the opposition penalty area, however this did not appear to phase Hethersett Athletic who began to find their rhythm before playing a composed first half. Emma Mulley struck to level the sides at 1-1 just after the break but the teams were only level for a few short moments. Just five minutes later Hayley Peverly scored what proved to be the winner for Norwich City Ladies and in doing so she ensured they were the first Club to have their name etched onto the trophy.
In 2011-12 the Canaries again lifted the silverware, this time beating Thorpe United 5-0 before making it a hat-trick of victories in 2012-13 with a 6-1 win against Acle United. They followed that up again in 2013-14 with a convincing 5-1 victory against Thorpe United to extend the trophies stay with their Club. 2014-15 saw a new name engraved on the trophy as Acle United beat Thorpe United on penalties. Thorpe United reached the final for the fourth time and finally won the trophy as they beat fellow Norfolk Women's & Girls Football League side Aylsham 2-0.
To view the 2015-16 Norfolk Women's Cup fixtures and results click here.