Football Federation Australia has announced that it will conduct a review into all National Premier League (NPL) competitions across Australia in the coming months, to look for ways to enhance and improve the competitions.
FFA said the review, which is aimed to be completed by the end of February next year, will consider the structure and timing of the NPL finals series, the cost of youth football in the NPL, the structure of the NPL in each state, as well as the player points system.
FFA National Technical Director Rob Sherman said the review will also reflect on the NPL’s outcomes since it was launched in 2013, including its role within the national competition structure and the player pathway.
As part of the review, FFA is encouraging all interested members of the football community to provide feedback.
“We believe that it is important that all members of our football community who wish to express their views or insights throughout the NPL competitions review process are able to do so,” Mr Sherman said.
“There will be a range of opportunities for stakeholders to contribute throughout the process, including an online survey as well as the intention for FFA to hold community forums in each state and territory.”
FFA said it will engage a range of key stakeholders including the Association of Australian Football Clubs (AAFC), Professional Footballers Australia (PFA), FFA’s Women’s Football Council, Football Coaches Australia (FCA), and the Australian Professional Football Clubs Association (APFCA).
FFA will also establish a National Working Group which will consider all the feedback received throughout the consultation process and will also develop a submission to the FFA board.
The online survey can be accessed here.