The official 2024 season launch for the National Premier Leagues NSW and Football NSW Leagues competitions took place today in the presence of players, administrators, and media at Valentine Sports Park.
A total of 78 players from five of the senior men’s and women’s competitions came together and were announced to the media with the help of Master of Ceremonies and avid football media personality Adam Peacock.
“Demand and interest in the game is at an all-time high,” said Football NSW Chairman Gilbert Lorquet.
“We’re currently seeing a record numbers of community football registrations, while the reach of our NPL NSW and Leagues competitions reached new heights in 2023.
“Our Football NSW State Leagues continue to illustrate their vital role in the development of players, coaches, and referees, with many 2023 representatives going on to make debuts in the current A-Leagues season.
“We’re looking forward to seeing even more supporters getting behind their local Clubs in 2024.”
The NSW Minister for Sport, The Hon. Stephen Kamper, was also in attendance, speaking highly of Football NSW’s Clubs and Competitions, while wishing participants well for the season ahead.
A player’s panel of NPL NSW products featured APIA Leichhardt FC’s Ashlie Crofts, Blacktown City FC’s Travis Major, Sydney FC’s Joe Lacey and Western Sydney Wanderers’ Madison McComasky.
The player’s panel was followed by a discussion with coaches and referees, speaking about the vital role the Football NSW competitions play in developing both player and non-player participants.
Hills United FC Men’s Coach and former Socceroos representative, Luke Casserly, was joined by Football NSW Institute Women’s Head Coach, Lisa Warriner and leading referee Stephen Lucas.
It’s set to be a busy year on the broadcast front with Football NSW’s competition live streaming returning to YouTube in 2024, with every NPL Men’s and Women’s NSW match set to be shown live, free and on demand.
Weekly Match of the Rounds for Football NSW League One Men’s and Women’s will continue to be broadcast in 2024, in addition to the NPL NSW Championship series’ and men’s promotion / relegation play-offs, all of which will feature expert commentary.
2024 NPL NSW and Football NSW Leagues Commencement Dates
- NPL Men’s NSW: Friday 16th of February
- NPL Women’s NSW: Sunday 3rd of March
- League 1 Men’s: Friday 16th of February
- League 1 Women’s: Saturday 2nd of March
- League 2 Men’s: Thursday 15th of February
You can view the opening fixtures here. (Toggle through the menu bar for the respective league)
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