Promotion Push in NPL Takes Centre Stage


With the Hyundai A-League season complete, focus now turns to the Western Sydney Wanderers competing in Football NSW’s NPL2 competition.

This is the first season that the Wanderers have entered a team into Football NSW competition with Sydney FC and Central Coast Mariners also competing in the second-tier of New South Wales.

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Only one team gets promoted per season with the club on top of the Club Championship at the end of the year earning the right to play in NPL1. As it stands, Sydney FC are on top of the Club Championship, slightly ahead of the Wanderers.
The club championship is made up of points gained in First Grade, U20s and U18s with First Grade worth most points, 20s worth less and 18s worth less again.




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Wanderers currently lead the U18s competition ahead of Mariners and Sydney FC and sit in second place in both 20s and First Grade, trailing Sydney FC by one point and two points respectively.
The first NPL Sydney Derby will be Saturday 28 May at Lambert Park with First Grade kicking-off at 7:45pm.





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This Sunday though sees the Wanderers travel to Northbridge Oval to take on the mid-table North Shore Mariners at 3pm.
After a shaky start to the season, North Shore (formerly called Northbridge) has regrouped and remains undefeated in their past five matches.
North Shore Mariners v Western Sydney Wanderers
Sunday 8 May, Northbridge Oval
First Grade: 3pm
U20: 1pm
U18: 11am
Next home game
Western Sydney Wanderers v Marconi Stallions
Sunday 15 May, Popondetta Park
First grade: 7pm
U20: 5pm
U18: 3pm