national premier league

Throughout a club crisis, Mariners youth are thrashing all-comers

Throughout a club crisis, Mariners youth are thrashing all-comers

While the Central Coast Mariners' A-League team enter crisis talks to prevent the club leaving Gosford, that Centre of Excellence they built is beginning to pay dividends in the NSW NPL. 22 Sep 2020
Why Sydney's academy is already producing world-class talent at five-years old

Why Sydney's academy is already producing world-class talent at five-years old

While the demise of the Socceroos' golden generation is plastered across every news headline, Sydney FC's A-League academy are quietly crafting prodigies to replace them. But they're also looking towards the W-League and Matildas as well... 17 Sep 2020
'Football should be free': Melbourne club video goes global

'Football should be free': Melbourne club video goes global

Fitzroy Lions SC has been featured by the 2.86 million subscriber Nike Football channel in their new From The Grounds Up series, showcasing the club's sensational community work. 15 Sep 2020
The full list of 30 prospective second division clubs

The full list of 30 prospective second division clubs

The AAFC member clubs have released the full list of 30 clubs aiming to take part in a national second division to play in conjunction with the A-League. 15 Sep 2020
Ex-Socceroo takes coaching reins in NPL

Ex-Socceroo takes coaching reins in NPL

Former Socceroo and long-serving Newcastle Jets midfielder Ruben Zadkovich has taken over as head coach of NPL2 NSW club Hills United. 9 Sep 2020
'Tide is turning': Sydney youth dominating NSL powerhouses in NPL

'Tide is turning': Sydney youth dominating NSL powerhouses in NPL

For a very long time, the former NSL powerhouses have dominated the NPL landscape while A-League youth sides struggled to keep pace. 4 Sep 2020
NPL club becomes first to entirely abolish junior fees

NPL club becomes first to entirely abolish junior fees

West Australia's famed ECU Joondalup has become the first NPL club from the state to abolish junior fees entirely. 3 Sep 2020
'We're already behind AFLW': The W-League and NPLW opportunity crisis

'We're already behind AFLW': The W-League and NPLW opportunity crisis

The W-League and WNPL are unable to sustain the weight of talent searching for professional opportunities, and without action, Australian football may begin to haemorrhage its best and brightest. 31 Oct 2019
Exclusive: Victorian NPLW under scrutiny

Exclusive: Victorian NPLW under scrutiny

Football Victoria’s NPLW competition is in for an exciting 24 months with a number of interesting changes and proposals being put forward. 28 Oct 2019
Opinion: Why girls and womens development can't be left out of Australia's football debate

Opinion: Why girls and womens development can't be left out of Australia's football debate

As the Socceroos bowed out of the World Cup, it brought up the important discussion of youth development in Australia. 2 Jul 2018
Aussies abroad and domestic wrap: May 19-20

Aussies abroad and domestic wrap: May 19-20

Australians are breaking records, scoring goals, and stopping them as the domestic and overseas leagues wrap up another week. 21 May 2018
South Melbourne bid gets political

South Melbourne bid gets political

South Melbourne has recruited a slice of government backing to its A-League bid in the hope of pushing their expansion case over the line. 17 May 2018
AAFC: Why Australian kids can't afford to play football

AAFC: Why Australian kids can't afford to play football

The head of the Association of Australian Football Clubs (AAFC) Rabieh Krayem says the NPL cost structure must change so exorbitant fees to play football are no longer passed on to kids. 30 Jan 2018
AAFC: Game on for second division as FFA seek meeting

AAFC: Game on for second division as FFA seek meeting

Football Federation Australia has apparently had a change of heart, asking to meet with those behind a recently released plan for a second division. 31 Oct 2017