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Football West launched an extensive review of its National Premier Leagues WA competitions in 2017 to develop a comprehensive framework to serve the game over the next five years.
Input is sought from players, coaches, referees, volunteers and club officials through various means, including surveys, face-to-face interviews, community forums and group workshops and meetings.
This information will assist in developing the plan, which will shape the future of the Senior and Junior NPL competitions.
The NPL Review will be completed by mid-2017 and the outcomes, where feasible, will be implemented in 2018.
A Project Reference Group, which will drive the Review, includes Standing Committee representatives from the NPL, State League, Amateurs, Women’s and Juniors, as well as Football West staff and external representatives from Netball WA and the Department of Sport and Recreation.
A Board-Appointed Sub-Committee, consisting of members of the Football West Board and Management and a Football Federation Australia representative, will meet regularly and provide written updates to the Board.
Consultants have been engaged to develop a consultation plan, conduct stakeholder meetings, facilitate the Project Reference Group and draft a Review Report and recommendations.
The NPL Review will consider league structure, the relationship between junior and senior clubs, administrative demands, sustainability, player mobility, coaching qualifications and governance.