The Western Sydney Wanderers will make history as they become the first Sydney-based Hyundai A-League club to play in a PS4 NSW NPL2 competition match this Sunday 6 March.
The Red & Black host Spirit FC at Blacktown Football Park with first grade kicking-off at 7pm with Members gaining free entry to all home matches this season.
Looking to develop the future of both Western Sydney Wanderers and football in NSW, the Wanderers Academy has been formed with teams from U13s all the way to senior level, providing a seamless pathway from juniors to the Hyundai A-League.
All seven teams will compete in Football NSW competition with U13s to U16s in the NPL junior competition and U18, U20 and First Grade playing in PS4 NSW NPL2.
The NPL2 First Grade team is made up of the Wanderers’ Foxtel National Youth League team with up to three Hyundai A-League players allowed to be registered as long as they were born after 1 January 1993 and have started no more than ten matches in the Hyundai A-League 2015/16 season.
CEO John Tsatsimas said this was a big moment for football in Western Sydney.
“This weekend marks a massive step in our evolution as a football club and as a league,” said Tsatsimas.
“The Wanderers Academy creates a clear and direct pathway from juniors and grassroots football to the highest level in Australia and Asia and we believe will complement what Western Sydney’s foundation clubs have built before and since the NSL was dissolved.
“Starting this Sunday, Western Sydney Wanderers will be represented in every age group in Football NSW’s NPL competition; a big step forward for football and development in this region.
“We have said from day one that we are here to make a difference in our community - to create an internationally recognised and respected football club. Our academy and the pathway it creates is a huge step to achieving our mission.”
Ticket Prices (home games)
Wanderers Members: Free entry
U16: Free entry
Fixtures for all teams are available in the Fixtures and Results tab on our website.