Football Federation Australia (FFA) today released the draw for the Foxtel Y-League 2019/20 Season.
The upcoming Foxtel Y-League Season will once again see 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, Canberra United, 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).
The Foxtel Y-League 2019/20 Season will commence on the weekend of 16/17 November 2019, with the top team from each conference to meet in the Foxtel Y-League 2020 Grand Final on the weekend of the 1/2 February 2020.
FFA’s Head of Leagues, Greg O’Rourke, is looking forward to seeing the next generation of professional footballers in action.
“The Foxtel Y-League is the perfect proving ground for future professional players,” O’Rourke said.
“Since the inception of the competition in 2008 we have seen players progress from the Foxtel Y-League to the Hyundai A-League and to the Caltex Socceroos, most notably Rhyan Grant, Daniel Arzani, Awer Mabil and Mat Ryan.
“With almost all of the Foxtel Y-League teams playing in their local NPL competitions during the winter, our top youth players are playing over 30 matches a year which provides the best conditions for them to develop to an elite, professional level.
“We are also in the final stages of our strategy development for season 2020/21 which will deliver an even greater focus on youth development and opportunity”
“I wish all clubs the very best for the Foxtel Y-League season ahead,” concluded O’Rourke.
Key features of the Foxtel Y-League 2019/20Season Draw (attached) include:
- One (1) Triple Header with Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League fixtures
- Round 7 (Sydney FC v Central Coast Mariners) with Westfield W-League Round 7 (Sydney FC v Adelaide United) and Hyundai A-League Round 12 (Sydney FC v Melbourne City FC) @ Netstrata Jubilee Stadium,Kogarah
- Two (2) Double-Header matches with Hyundai A-League fixtures across the season
- Round 3 (Melbourne Victory v Perth Glory) with the Hyundai A-League Round 8 (Melbourne Victory v Perth Glory) @ AAMI Park, Melbourne
- Round 4 (Sydney FC v Western Sydney Wanderers FC) with Hyundai A-League Round 9 (Sydney FC v Brisbane Roar FC) @ Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, Kogarah
- One (1) Double-Header match with a Westfield W-League fixture
- Round 3 (Melbourne City FC v Brisbane Roar FC) prior to Westfield W-League Round 3 (Melbourne City FC v Adelaide United) at John McEwan Reserve, Shepparton
- Split-Round in 10-19 January to allow for Foxtel Y-League players to be used for Hyundai A-League matches during the AFC U-23 Championships