The draw for Sydney FC's Foxtel National Youth League 2016/17 campaign has today been confirmed by Football Federation Australia (FFA).
Following on from last season’s revamped format, the competition will once again see the ten clubs divided into two conferences; Conference A (Adelaide United, Brisbane Roar FC, Melbourne City FC, Melbourne Victory and Perth Glory) and Conference B (Central Coast Mariners, FFA Centre of Excellence, Newcastle Jets, Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers FC). Within each conference, the teams will play each other twice over 10 rounds (4 home / 4 away – 8 matches and 2 byes per team).
After a round one BYE, the Sky Blues host FFA Centre of Excellence at Lambert Park before the first #SydneyDerby of the season, away in round three at Marconi Stadium.
An away trip to face the Jets follows before we return to Lambert Park to host the Central Coast Mariners.
Round six is our second BYE and then we welcome the New Year with the second #SydneyDerby of the season at Lambert Park on Monday 2 January, 2017 (kick off 7pm).
We then play away to the FFA Centre of Excellence before our last home game of the season against the Jets and we close the Conference B season away to the Mariners.
The Foxtel National Youth League 2016/17 Season will commence on the weekend of 12/13 November 2016, with the top team from each conference to meet in the Foxtel National Youth League 2017 Grand Final on the weekend of the 28/29 January 2017.
FFA’s Head of Hyundai A-League, Greg O’Rourke, was looking forward to the upcoming season.
“The Foxtel National Youth League has proved itself as the perfect breeding ground for future Hyundai A-League players,” said O’Rourke.
“Stemming from the rich pool of talent within the PS4 National Premier League competitions around Australia, the Foxtel National Youth League competition then provides additional development for our country’s best Under 20 players.
“It is very encouraging to see that over the past four seasons 77 players from the Foxtel National Youth League have gone on to sign Hyundai A-League contracts.
“We are looking forward to another successful Foxtel National Youth League season which will once again showcase the best young footballers in Australia,” concluded O’Rourke.
Foxtel National Youth League 2016/17 Fixtures:
RD 1 – BYE
RD 2 – Sunday 20 November, 2016 v FFA Centre of Excellence at Lambert Park (kick off 5pm)
RD 3 – Saturday 26 November, 2016 v Western Sydney Wanderers at Marconi Stadium (kick off 6pm)
RD 4 – Saturday 3 December, 2016 v Newcastle Jets at Magic Park (kick off 4pm)
RD 5 – Sunday 11 December, 2016 v Central Coast Mariners at Lambert Park (kick off 5:30pm)
RD 6 – BYE
RD 7 – Monday 2 January, 2017 v Western Sydney Wanderers at Lambert Park (kick off 7pm)
RD 8 – Saturday 7 January, 2017 v FFA Centre of Excellence at AIS Grass 2 (kick off 4pm)
RD 9 – Sunday 15 January, 2017 v Newcastle Jets at Lambert Park (kick off 5pm)
RD 10 – Saturday 21 January, 2017 v Central Coast Mariners at CCM Centre of Excellence (kick off 4pm)
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