The Bill Turner Cup is one of the world’s largest team sport competitions.
Over 400 schools compete each year – which means around 6,000 players from NSW, Queensland, ACT and Victoria.
This knockout-style competition encourages fun and fairplay for players aged 15 and under.
The Bill Turner Cup is in its 39th year in 2017.

The Bill Turner Trophy is a school soccer competition for girls aged 15 and under.
Each year, nearly 400 schools from NSW, Queensland, ACT and Victoria compete in this knockout contest.
The Bill Turner Trophy is in its 27th year in 2017.


The aims are many and varied, but should be seen in the context of the general aims for the education of students in secondary schools.

These aims are to provide another avenue to assist in the development of the future citizens of Australia.


These include:

+ to provide a major knockout soccer competition for younger players in all secondary schools.

+ to promote the game of soccer with all of the attributes of a team sport.

+ to provide for a social interaction which would not otherwise be available, especially in some of the more remote areas of the various States.

+ to promote enjoyment in the playing of a sport as a healthy activity.

+ to encourage appreciation of the value of cooperation in democratic practices, the obligation of citizenship.

+ to provide an atmosphere that encourages the individual to have a sensitivity, respect and concern for the needs, feelings, opinions and interests of others as well as oneself.

+ to develop a sense of the need for responsibility, self discipline and self development.

+ to uphold the high health standards as required by all school systems against the use, in any form, of alcohol, tobacco and drugs.

+ to provide opportunities for, and to encourage the development of the skills of each player, so that they may reach their potential both mentally and physically.

+ to establish an environment in which all players may receive training in intelligent decision making and what it means to be a member of a team.

+ to appreciate good play by opponents, as well as that by their “team mates”.

+ to develop proper attitudes as a spectator, respecting all participants, be they players, officials or referees.

+ to develop a sense of loyalty by the player to their school as part of the local community, sharing in the responsibility as a contributing member of society.