AUGUST 28th & 31st 2023 – COLOMIERS
Before being the AMOS Women’s French Cup, the tournament was launched in 2017 as the “Toulouse International Ladies Cup (TILC)”. It was then the first international professional women’s soccer tournament ever organized in France. The first edition took place in Toulouse, from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 August. Ernest Wallon Stadium was entirely privatized for the event. The TILC brought together 4 of the best European teams.
In this summer marked by EURO 2017 which took place in the Netherlands, four European teams participated in this first edition: Olympique Lyonnais, Manchester City, Montpellier Hérault and Liverpool FC. In addition to the official TILC competition, a charity game was held for the benefit of the association Un Maillot Pour La Vie. A selection of high level sportsmen and artists faced the women’s section of the TéFéCé in a gala match. Part of the profits of the TILC was then donated to this association. It is committed every day to give back smiles and hope to sick children.
On August 10 and 12, 2018, the Toulouse International Ladies Cup took place for its second edition. This time at the Michel Bendichou Stadium, in Colomiers. One year before the FIFA Women World Cup 2019, the TILC offers to the public, curious and informed, a very nice set.
Two teams represent France: the Montpellier Hérault Sporting Club which returns one year after its success during the TILC 2017. The Palladines (their nickname) put their title back on the line. Winners of Liverpool and Manchester City, they shone by their offensive qualities (7 goals scored in 2 games). The players of the unavoidable Paris Saint Germain complete this French delegation. The Parisians added this season a title to their palmares by winning the Coupe de France 2018 against Olympique Lyonnais. Two foreign teams also made the trip: Bayern Munich and Arsenal FC, the team with the most trophies in England.
With the success of this second edition, the Toulouse International Ladies Cup has established itself as a major international sporting event on the women’s professional soccer scene.
For its third consecutive year, the association Sport Incub organized the Women’s French Cup (ex Toulouse International Ladies Cup). It happened on August 6 and 8, 2019 at the Michel Bendichou Stadium in Colomiers. This pre-season tournament is always one of a kind on the international scene of women’s soccer. It has the will to allow the best European teams to prepare themselves in optimal conditions. Thus offering to the players and the public, games as intense as the Women’s Champions League.
For this new edition of the WFC, France is represented by players from Paris Saint-Germain (Winners of the French Cup 2018 and 2nd of Division 1 this season). And also by Montpellier Hérault SC (3rd of Division 1 this season). Chelsea FC (England) and Bayern Munich (Germany), both semi-finalists of the 2019 Women’s Champions League, join this prestigious European line-up.
This third edition of the Women’s French Cup beats all its records. First, a very high level line-up with the presence of PSG, Chelsea, Montpellier and Bayern Munich. Then a record of attendance with more than 5,000 people who came to the stadium. And finally a record of audience for l’Équipe TV. With the broadcasting of the four matches of the WFC live reaching more than 2 million viewers in cumulative audience.
After a year of interruption linked to Covid, the Sport Incub Association organized the 4th edition of the AMOS Women’s French Cup on August 04 and 06, 2021. A new edition marked by many innovations!
Strong of the success of the previous editions, AMOS Sport Business School will take its commitment even further by becoming the title partner of the event! The Women’s French Cup becomes the AMOS Women’s French Cup for the next three years (2023).
Another novelty, on the organization side this time. Usually organized in one stadium, the competition took place this year in the 2 biggest stadiums of the pink city. The Ernest Wallon Stadium, usually home of the Stade Toulousain, hosted the semi-finals on August 4th. The Stadium hosted the final and the 3rd place play-off on August 06. Exciting news as it was hosting for the first time in its history professional women’s soccer games on its lawn.
Bayern Munich won this edition, at the expense of its competitors, Paris Saint-Germain, Olympique Lyonnais and AS Roma. A line-up truly worthy of a final four of the Women’s Champions League.
Note that this 4th edition was broadcasted by BeIN Sports France, USA and Asia Pacific, offering an international influence.
Without any doubt the most spectacular edition on the sporting level and from a media point of view.
The AMOS Women’s French Cup (AWFC) 2023 has gathered a line-up worthy of a Champions League final. The 4 participating clubs have offered us a very high level show.
Bayern Munich, the defending champion, had to defeat FC Barcelona in the semi-final and Manchester United in the final to keep their title.
Again a high-flying match for the third place. It was played to the end of the suspense with a victory of FC Barcelona against Paris Saint-Germain in the penalty shootout phase.
From a media point of view, the AWFC 2023 was broadcasted in more than 25 countries around the world. It gathered more than 2 million viewers and made the AWFC, more than ever, one of the reference pre-season tournaments in Europe and in the World.