It commenced in and ended in when The Football Association abolished official amateur status. Following the legalisation of professionalism within football, professional teams quickly came to dominate the sport's main national knock-out tournament , the FA Cup. In response to this, the committee of the country's oldest club, Sheffield F. Jackson of Corinthian F.
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This site will serve as the official source for information on regional qualifiers, schedules and team registration. The National Amateur Cup was established in This tournament is the premier tournament for competitive amateur teams in the U. Teams qualify for the tournament by entering at the state or regional level. The finalist from each of the four regions advances to the National Amateur Cup final which is hosted by one of the four finalists. It is their first national championship and only second Amateur Cup title for a Connecticut side following the feat of Hartford Italians S.
It was staged for the first time in the —94 season , in response to the increasing domination of the sport by professional teams. The competition was staged 71 times and 36 different clubs won the Cup. The first tournament featured amateur teams from throughout England and was won by Old Carthusians , the team for former pupils of Charterhouse School , who defeated Casuals.
All the original competitiors in the F. Cup had been amateurs. Within a few years, professionalism had taken off, particularly in the North West of England, and by the mid s very few amateur clubs reached the later stages of the F. Queen's Park were the last amateur finalists in The world's oldest football club, Sheffield F.