Greater than 30 home golf equipment together with powerhouses South Melbourne and controversy-plagued Sydney United 58 wish to be a part of Soccer 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.
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 largest home golf equipment within the nation.
Sydney United 58 has been mired in controversy after spectators have been banned and fined for making Nazi salutes throughout final yr’s Australia Cup remaining.
Eight groups from Victoria, 10 from NSW and 7 from Queensland dominate the listing 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 just seemingly as soon as it’s “mature”.
Soccer Australia chief government James Johnson stated the second-tier competitors might “realign” soccer competitions throughout the nation.
“We underwent a prolonged session course of final yr, so we knew there could 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 is usually pleasing to see that we now have acquired submissions from proper throughout Australia, demonstrating that our soccer golf equipment have a deep want and aspiration to compete at a nationwide degree. The nationwide second tier offers 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 vital ingredient of Soccer 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 shall 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 Metropolis 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 Metropolis FC
Brisbane United FC (Wynnum Wolves FC, Brisbane Strikers FC, Virginia United FC)
Gold Coast Knights FC
Gold Coast United FC
Peninsula Energy FC
Sunshine Coast FC Hearth
Adelaide Metropolis FC
Soccer SA (Campbelltown Metropolis SC, North Jap MetroStars, West Torrens Birkalla SC)
Playford Metropolis Soccer and Group Membership
South Hobart FC
Bentleigh Greens SC
Brunswick Juventus FC
Inexperienced Gully SC
Heidelberg United FC
Melbourne Knights FC
Preston Lions FC
South Melbourne FC
Spearwood Dalmatinac / Cockburn Metropolis SC*