The Woolmore Trophy (named in honour of a former manager, RIP Dave Woolmore) is a competition for the lower league teams. This helps them to build minutes for developing Youth Academy players (as otherwise they would likely only get short cup runs) and ensures a manager can prove himself even with a limited squad.
The lowest ranked 8 teams in the game (placed 4-10 in League 3, who did not get promotion, plus the bottom placed side from League 1 who is relegated the season before) participate in this knockout competition.
This is a straight knockout competition, including extra time and penalties if required. The home side has a small advantage, however, as it is the cup, anything can happen!
Defending champions: Fulham
Congratulations to Liverpool for winning Season 40 Woolmore Trophy!