Youth Structure 2020 👀🤭

With the end of the season right around the corner and trial periods approaching many people are asking how the Youth competitions will look in 2020. NPL2 youth will come out later as it is very up in the air with clubs futures on the line and new clubs that will enter the system.

But we have crunched the numbers for the NPL1 Youth competition find details and a breakdown below! Please note with St George FC and Rydalmere Lions locked in a battle for relegation in NPL2 Men’s Competition the final make up won’t be determined until sometime Sunday.

St George hosting Blacktown Spartans and Rydalmere hosting Canterbury Bankstown. St George hold a 4 point club championship lead.

SD Raiders have confirmed their promotion from NPL3 Men’s competition into NPL2 Men’s and thus their Youth have been promoted from NPL2 Youth to NPL1 Youth just in time for the split.

Canterbury Bankstown Berries and Macarthur Rams are relegated.

If Rydalmere Lions join them going down then using the snake method youth will be split into these two pools (they have been labelled A and B purely for identification purposes):

All three HAL Academy Sides in the one side of the draw joined by strong NPL1 clubs Mt Druitt, Sydney Olympic and APIA will be very interesting to watch this side of the competition with the other 6 sides having some decent individual teams and players.

‘Pool A’ will be interesting as Wolves and St George have gone backwards in 2019 and Sutherland resurgent as many players are choosing to stay rather than go to Sydney FC now.

Canterbury Bankstown Berries and Macarthur Rams are relegated.

If St George join them going down then using the snake method youth will be split into these two pools (they have been labelled A and B purely for identification purposes):

So regardless of who gets relegated the HAL Academies will be up against each other in the first half of the season. Rangers and Olympic move to the opposite side of the draw with Sydney United and Wolves drawing the short straws in the top half of clubs.

How the structure works is clubs will play each team in their pool once u13-u16 inclusive. Results from U14, U15 and U16 are added together for a Youth Club Championship.

At the end of the 11 game season the top 6 from Pool A and the Top 6 from Pool B become Youth Tier 1.1, with the bottom 6 from Pool A and Pool B becoming Youth Tier 1.2.

Points are then wiped and clubs play a new 11 game season against these other 11 sides, U14, U15, U16 results added together for a Youth Club Championship. The club top of Tier 1.1 wins the Youth Club Championship. The bottom 2 sides of tier 1.2 gets relegated to NPL2 (with the top 2 of tier 2.1 obviously winning promotion).Finishing position in tier 1.1 and 1.2 is still important as it sets up the structure for 2021 which will again use the snake method.

One Comment

  1. j

    August 23, 2019 at 4:45 am

    IM GOING TO aussie rules.

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