Thomas Lyte are the designers and makers of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup trophy, continuing our wonderful, long-standing relationship with the Asian Football Confederation. Thomas Lyte were thrilled to handcraft a brand-new trophy to be uplifted at the final of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup in Jordan 2018. Unveiled by Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, the President of the AFC, the trophy was crafted at an important time for the women’s game, with the competition being played for the first time in West Asia.
Embodying the spirit of the competition, the trophy stands at an impressive 52.5cm in height and is crafted in 5.5kg of Hallmarked Sterling Silver bullion. Taking 140 hours to create, this trophy has passed through the hands of eight different master craftsmen at our London workshop.
Based on traditional trophy designs, it also encompasses modern craft and design features. The handles are particularly striking and a key feature of the trophy. Cast from six solid silver bars, they point to the six participants that played in the first tournament in 1975. At the base of the trophy, eight highly stylised modern women footballers decorate the plinth, capturing the strength and agility demonstrated in the modern competition.