The ASB Chatham Cup is one of New Zealand sport's oldest and most coveted trophies, steeped in history and tradition.
First contested in 1923, the cup was gifted to the then New Zealand Football Association (NZFA) in 1922 by the crew of the British naval vessal HMS Chatham as a token of appreciation for the hospitality they had encountered on a visit to New Zealand. The knockout format of the competition, and the indeed the actual trophy, is modelled on England's FA Cup.
Central United are the current holders of the trophy, having beaten Lower Hutt City in the 2012 ASB Chatham Cup final.
The 2013 ASB Chatham Cup is the 86th running of the competition.
University-Mt Welllington are the most succesful club in ASB Chatham Cup history, having won the trophy a record seven times.