Football Federation Australia (FFA) today released the draw for the Foxtel Y-League 2017/18 Season.
The rebranded 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, 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 National Y-League 2017/18 Season will commence on the weekend of 18/19 November 2017, with the top team from each conference to meet in the Foxtel Y-League 2018 Grand Final on the weekend of the 3/4 February 2018.
FFA’s Head of Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League, Greg O’Rourke, is excited about the upcoming season and looking forward to see what new talent is unearthed.
“With all Australian-based Hyundai A-League clubs now having youth team representation in their respective state based NPL competitions we see the very best youth compete throughout the winter from a rich tapestry of clubs across our nation.
“The Foxtel Y-League will complement that participation by extending the season for the Y-League teams and ensure that our best youth footballers development is maximised and the A-League clubs continue to be provided with a pipeline of talent,”
“The Foxtel Y-League provides great opportunities for our top youth footballers to become part of the A-League ecosystems. Since the inception of the competition we have seen countless players make the transition to the full Hyundai A-League contracts and National Team selection. This includes current Caltex Socceroos Mat Ryan, Trent Sainsbury and Milos Degenek to name a few” concluded O’Rourke.