More than 30 home golf equipment together with powerhouses South Melbourne and controversy-plagued Sydney United 58 need to be a part of Football Australia’s proposed nationwide second-tier males’s competitors.
The window for official expressions of curiosity closed on Monday with 32 golf equipment from throughout the nation declaring their curiosity in becoming a member of what would finally be a ten to 16-team competitors.
One of the extra attention-grabbing submissions was a joint bid between NRL membership Cronulla and the Sutherland Sharks FC who play within the National Premier League.
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Victorian-based South Melbourne missed out on the A-League licence handed to Western United in 2018 and is taken into account one of many greatest home golf equipment within the nation.
Sydney United 58 has been mired in controversy after spectators had been banned and fined for making Nazi salutes throughout final 12 months’s Australia Cup last.
Eight groups from Victoria, 10 from NSW and 7 from Queensland dominate the record of golf equipment that formally expressed their curiosity.
The formulation of the second-tier competitors stays the topic of ongoing discussions, however the prospect of promotion and relegation to the A-League for second-tier groups is barely possible as soon as it’s “mature”.
Football Australia chief government James Johnson stated the second-tier competitors may “realign” soccer competitions throughout the nation.
“We underwent a prolonged session course of final 12 months, so we knew there can be nice curiosity and we’re thrilled with the extent of curiosity proven within the EOI section and the calibre of golf equipment which have expressed their curiosity,” he stated.
“It can also be pleasing to see that we’ve got acquired submissions from proper throughout Australia, demonstrating that our soccer golf equipment have a deep want and aspiration to compete at a nationwide stage. The nationwide second tier supplies the proper platform for them to take action.
“Australian soccer has undergone a journey of transformation during the last two years, and the institution of a nationwide second tier which reconnects and realigns Australian soccer competitions is a crucial factor of Football Australia’s 15-year imaginative and prescient for the sport.
“The receipt of EOI submissions is one other essential step in bringing our imaginative and prescient for the sport to life.”
The subsequent section of the method will included golf equipment submitting extra detailed proposals, with the hope the competitors will probably be prepared to start in 2024.
FULL LIST OF CLUBS WANTING TO JOIN NATIONAL SECOND TIER COMPETITION
Australian Capital Territory
Canberra Croatia FC
Gungahlin United FC
New South Wales
APIA Leichhardt FC
Blacktown City FC
Fraser Park FC*
Marconi Stallions FC
Rockdale Ilinden FC
Sutherland Sharks FC/Cronulla Sharks
Sydney Olympic FC
Sydney United 58 FC
Wollongong Wolves FC
Brisbane City FC
Brisbane United FC (Wynnum Wolves FC, Brisbane Strikers FC, Virginia United FC)
Gold Coast Knights FC
Gold Coast United FC
Peninsula Power FC
Sunshine Coast FC Fire
Adelaide City FC
Football SA (Campbelltown City SC, North Eastern MetroStars, West Torrens Birkalla SC)
Playford City Soccer and Community Club
South Hobart FC
Bentleigh Greens SC
Brunswick Juventus FC
Green Gully SC
Heidelberg United FC
Melbourne Knights FC
Preston Lions FC
South Melbourne FC
Spearwood Dalmatinac / Cockburn City SC*
(* = topic to the submission price cost being confirmed)