The Board of Football NSW has declared the successful applicants for its 2021 Outdoor Competitions. These include the Men’s, Women’s, Boys’ and Girls’ leagues that will be conducted by Football NSW in the 2021 season.
At its meeting on 27 October 2020, the Board of Football NSW considered all applications submitted by Clubs seek to participate in the 2021 season.
Football NSW can confirm that, in relation to its Men’s, Youth & Association Youth League Competitions, all of the incumbent Clubs were successful and, therefore, no new applicants were considered.
In recognition of the Women’s Competition Review that has recently commenced, the Women’s NPL and Girls’ Conference League Competition structures are to remain as per the 2020 season. With the exception of Western NSW FC, all incumbent NPL Women’s Clubs applied for the 2021 Competitions and were successful. Western NSW FC have moved from the NPL 2 NSW Women’s Competition into the Girls’ Conference League Competition for the 2021 season. Although this move creates a vacancy in the NPL 2 Women’s Competition for the 2021 season, Football NSW took the view that, in light of the ongoing Women’s Competition Review and the fact that Review may propose changes for the 2022 season and beyond, it was not appropriate to add any Clubs.
The 2021 SAP remains as per the 2020 Competitions structures. All 42 incumbent SAP Clubs applied for the 2021 Competitions and were successful, as such, no new applicants were considered.
The 2021 Girls’ SAP remains as per the 2020 Competitions structures. All 24 incumbent Girls’ SAP Clubs applied for the 2021 Competitions and were successful, as such, no new applicants were considered.
Football NSW would also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the important role Football Clubs, Associations and Regional Branches play in providing development opportunities for the State’s talented players. There is a great deal of work undertaken to provide these opportunities, for which Football NSW is extremely grateful.
See below links to Circulars pertaining to the 2021 Declaration of Leagues: