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A club from the second tier of WA soccer could feature in a once-in-a-lifetime fixture against a Hyundai A-League opponent when the Westfield FFA Cup Round of 32 draw is conducted on Thursday, June 29.

Western Knights, who play in the All Flags State League Division One, are the first team from outside WA’s top-tier PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues WA to progress to the Round of 32, which marks the inclusion of A-League clubs.

The draw, which will be conducted in Sydney, will be broadcast live on Fox Sports from 1pm (WA time).

PS4 NPLWA club Sorrento, who are coached by former Perth Glory defender Jamie Harnwell, and A-League club Glory are the other WA representatives in the draw.

Sorrento knocked out Dianella White Eagles to qualify for the Round of 32 just two years after their historic first appearance against A-League side Sydney FC.

The Knights are among four clubs from leagues below the national PS4 NPL competitions to make their maiden appearance in the final rounds, after beating PS4 NPLWA giants Bayswater City 2-1.

The draw will also be streamed online at www.foxsports.com.au and www.theffacup.com.au.

The Round of 32 draw will see the Hyundai A-League clubs placed into one pot (Pot A), with the Member Federation clubs placed into another pot (Pot B).

The order of the draw will see balls pulled out of the pots in order to firstly determine the three (3) all Hyundai A-League club matches and nine (9) all Member Federation club parings before the intriguing four (4) Member Federation club v Hyundai A-League club fixtures.

The 16 matches in the Round of 32 will be held over three weeks with four matches per night across four match nights (either Tuesdays or Wednesdays) beginning in the last week of July.

Fox Sports will show 11 matches LIVE (one match per match night) while providing coverage and updates as well as LIVE streaming of all non-broadcast matches. Details around the FOX SPORTS broadcast and streaming will be announced closer to the start of the Round of 32.

Westfield FFA Cup 2017 Round of 32 Draw

When: Thursday 29 June 2017

Time: 1:00pm (AWST)

Broadcast: The draw will be LIVE on Fox Sports News (Channel 500) and streamed LIVE on www.foxsports.com.au and www.theffacup.com.au

Westfield FFA Cup 2017 Round of 32 Draw
When: Thursday 29 June 2017
Time: 1:00pm (AWST)
Broadcast: The draw will be LIVE on Fox Sports News (Channel 500) and streamed LIVE on www.foxsports.com.au and www.theffacup.com.au

Qualified clubs and numbering for the draw
Pot A (10 Hyundai A-League clubs)
1.Adelaide United, 2.Brisbane Roar FC, 3.Central Coast Mariners, 4.Melbourne City FC, 5.Melbourne Victory, 6.Newcastle Jets, 7.Perth Glory, 8.Sydney FC, 9.Wellington Phoenix, 10.Western Sydney Wanderers FC

Pot B (22 Member Federation clubs)
11. APIA Leichhardt Tigers (NSW), 12.Bankstown Berries (NSW), 13.Bentleigh Greens (VIC), 14.Blacktown City (NSW), 15.Broadmeadow Magic (NNSW), 16.Canberra Olympic (ACT), 17.Darwin Rovers FC (NT), 18.Edgeworth Eagles (NNSW), 19.FNQ Heat (QLD), 20.Gold Coast City (QLD), 21.Hakoah Sydney City East (NSW), 22.Heidelberg United (VIC), 23.Hills United (NSW), 24.Hume City (VIC), 25.MetroStars (SA), 26.Moreton Bay United (QLD), 27.Olympia FC Warriors (TAS), 28.Peninsula Power (QLD), 29.Sorrento (WA), 30.South Melbourne (VIC), 31.Sydney United 58 FC (NSW), 32.Western Knights (WA)

Draw process (Two pots – Pot A & Pot B)
Pot A: 6 balls drawn out one at a time from Pot A (home then away) for the three (3) Hyundai A-League v Hyundai A-League matches.

Pot B: 18 balls drawn out one at a time from Pot B (home then away) for the nine (9) Member Federation v Member Federation matches.

Pot B & A: Remaining balls drawn out one at a time (home from Pot B & then away from Pot A) for the four (4) Member Federation v Hyundai A-League matches.

For further information about the Westfield FFA Cup visit www.theffacup.com.au.