The Dockerty Cup trophy

The Dockerty Cup trophy on display at the front desk of Football Federation Victoria's St Kilda Road offices

The Dockerty Cup (also occasionally spelled as Docherty Cup[1][2]) is Victorian's main knockout cup competition. It is named after Harry Dockerty, a former president of the Victorian Soccer Federation.[3]

The competition was first held in 1909, and ran every year until 1996 with the exception of 1916-1918. The competition then went into recess until 2011 (with the exception of 2004), when it was revived as the Mirabella Cup[4]; it was called the Statewide Knockout Cup in 2012 and 2013 (although the Dockerty Cup trophy was awarded in both seasons), and thereafter once again called the Dockerty Cup.

The competition was open to all Victorian clubs from all divisions, except for the years 1977 to 1984 when Victorian teams participating in the National Soccer League were not allowed to enter.

South Melbourne Hellas has won the Dockerty Cup on eight occasions

Season Opponent Result
1974 Ringwood Wilhelmina 4-1
1975 Sunshine City 2-1
1988 Melbourne Croatia 3-4[5][6]
1989 Altona Gate 1-0
1991 Sunshine George Cross 3-2
1993 Heidelberg United 6-2
1995 Melbourne Knights 3-1
2015 Oakleigh Cannons 3-0
  4. During the one year it was called the Mirabella Cup, a different trophy was awarded. Afterwards. the trophy awarded was once again the Dockerty Cup.
  5. South Melbourne was subsequently awarded the Dockerty Cup following a protest on the grounds that Melbourne Croatia fielded an ineligible player in the final