There will be major changes to the current Men’s and Boys’ NPL Competitions, from 2020.
Below is a snippet of the review. But ultimately, for Community Clubs, it means we will have fair access to Talented Player Programs.
There will be 3 Divisions from 2020:
Division 1 – Top three teams from North South East and West – 12 Teams in Total.
Division 2 – Teams finishing 4th – 6th from North South East and West – 12 Teams in Total.
Division 3 – For remaining teams.
North West – 12 Teams geographically based.
South East – 12 Teams geographically based.
This means, where your NPL team finishes in 2019 will reflect, the division they play in, for 2020.
This also means community clubs can apply to enter the competition.
The new Junior Boys’ competition model to begin in 2020 will address a number of key issues:
The need to change the current NPL Model which had been operating for the last five years since inception of NPL in Victoria in 2014;
This model was ‘closed’ to Victorian non NPL clubs in the initial years and has subsequently been opened to State League 1 Clubs who gained Promotion into NPL 2 commencing 2017.
The review identified that 23% of all NPL Junior results ended with greater than five goal difference. The new model includes a stronger competition process for identifying the footballing level of each junior team and then provides a league structure where the ‘best teams’ play against the best teams and the ‘like teams’ play against teams with a similar footballing ability.
The review identifies a significant increase in Player Movement between NPL Clubs since 2014 (nomadic players) The review identified that there is increasing inflationary pressures on Victorian junior players (Cost of Participation)
The review identified that there are a significant number of clubs who have not met facility and other core NPL criteria requirements FFV Board Director Sezar Jakupi said the changes will move football in the right direction.
Click the link for full details.http://www.footballfedvic.com.au/ffv-announces-mens-boys-football-competition-structures-for-2020/