Women’s and Girls Competition Structure 2017

Capital Football recently concluded a comprehensive consultation exercise with the football community that included analysis of registration data, modelling of alternate competition structures, measurement of those models against local football needs and FFA Women’s NPL criteria, and engagement with the Capital Football Board, NPL Club Presidents, and State League and Junior Club Presidents. 

This consultation process culminated in a forum held on 28 September.  From that forum the following structure will be in pace for Women’s and Girls Competitions in 2017.

2017 WOMEN’S AND GIRLS COMPETITION STRUCTURE

Division

Teams Per Division

Rounds

Senior Age Grade

Youth Age Grades

NPL ACT – Women’s and Girls

Up to 8

3 Rounds

(21 Premiership matches)

1st Grade

Reserve Grade

U17

U15

U13

Masters

Up to 10

2 Rounds

(18 Premiership matches)

O/35

 

State League

Up to 10

2 Rounds

(18 Premiership matches)

Open Age

 

Junior League

Up to 8

2 Rounds

(14 Premiership matches & 2 non-competitive matches)

 

U18

U16

U14

U12

“We take this opportunity to sincerely thank the Club Presidents, Committee Members, Parents, Players, Coaches and Referees that contributed to the review,” Capital Football CEO Phil Brown said. “We are confident that the consultative process undertaken will deliver optimal competition structures in 2017 that consider both player development and participation objectives.”

Capital Football will shortly call for Expressions of interest for Clubs to participate in the Women’s and Girl’s National Premier League in 2017. Participation in the Women’s and Girls National Premier League will require Clubs to field a team in each age grade.

Nominations to the Masters, State League and Junior League competitions will be as per the normal annual process. Timeframes regarding the nomination process will be communicated shortly.