The Rise of NPL – By the Fans

Not sure if you’ve noticed, but NPL across the country has never been in a better position than it is now.

Record breaking crowds are being set in NSW and Victoria, and there is more coverage than ever before of the beautiful game at a semi-professional level.

Whilst the streaming deals in NSW and Victoria certainly lead the way, as well what Queensland has in place, there is more talk from the fans and more fan produced content than ever before.

Sutherland Sharks recently announced they partnered with local radio station SWR 99.9FM to broadcast all their home games live on radio.

Planet Football are live streaming all of Spirits home games now which is amazing as well.

Supporter groups are popping up across NSW and the rest of Australia such as STD (Sutherland Sharks) and soon to be formed Blacktown Ultras (Blacktown City).

The Fraternity Club showed the APIA v Wolves game at the club yesterday, although we’re unsure if this will be ongoing and if it will be all games or away games only.

There are pages talking about NPL, groups such as NPL Fans exist which is great to see.

All this can be viewed one of two ways.

Firstly, it’s great to see that the fans and organisations outside of FNSW are pushing and promoting the game and really goes to show that the fans are the driving factor in everything. FFA in particular should take note of this.

Secondly, on the flip side it can be viewed that everyone else is picking up the slack that FNSW is letting. We don’t see this to be the case as one only has to look at their streaming deal to show how much they are pushing the game.

There has never been a better time for football fans with more games and content accessible than ever before. We’re excited to see what the future holds for the game.

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