Bayswater City are hot favourites to win the PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues WA in 2017, according to the competition’s coaches.
In a survey conducted by Football West, eight coaches rated Bayswater the team to beat with defending champions Perth SC the next strongest contender.
Last year’s runners up Inglewood United were amongst the title tips, while ECU Joondalup and Floreat Athena are also fancied to perform well this season.
Skipper Clark Keltie, experienced defender Adrian Madaschi and striker Gustavo Catarcione will be crucial to Perth’s chances as Ramon Falzon’s side chase back-to-back titles.
Bayswater, who won the NPLWA in 2014 and 2015, fell off the pace last year after losing star striker Gustavo Giron Marulanda early in the season when he signed to play in Indonesia. Giron Marulanda has returned to Bayswater to send their prospects soaring.
Newly promoted clubs Mandurah City, who reached the QBE Night Series Grand Final, and Joondalup United are prepared for their first season in the NPLWA.
The NPLWA league winner will compete in the first round of the PS4 NPL National Finals Series against the champion Victorian team.
Click on the links below to find out more from WA’s coaches.