Last updated : Monday, 27 November 2023
The Natwest Cup is an amateur football league in England. It is open to teams that are affiliated to the Amateur Football Alliance (AFA). The league was founded in 1907 and is currently sponsored by NatWest.
The Natwest Cup was originally known as the FA Amateur Cup. It was renamed in 1974 after NatWest became the main sponsor. The cup is contested by teams from all over England, from the top amateur leagues down to the lowest levels.
The most successful team in the history of the Natwest Cup is Casuals, who have won the competition 11 times. Other notable winners include Dulwich Hamlet, Corinthian Casuals, and Wimbledon.
The Natwest Cup is a knockout competition. Teams are drawn against each other in a single match, with the winners progressing to the next round. The final is played at a neutral venue.
The competition is divided into three stages: the preliminary round, the first round, and the knockout stages. The preliminary round is for the lowest-ranked teams, while the knockout stages are for the top teams.
The current season of the Natwest Cup is the 2022-2023 season. The final is scheduled to be played on May 28, 2023.
The current holders of the Natwest Cup are Civil Service Strollers, who won the competition in 2021-2022.