New for the 2021 Season is the NPL Ready 9v9 format for U13 Boys. Football Victoria has created this new competition to ensure aspiring boys are ready for NPL football the following season.
Each JBNPL club must field at least one U13 team in this competition which means we will be playing against the highest-quality competition. The 9 v 9 format is designed to give players more touches of the ball in a small field of play; developing ball mastery and increased game awareness.
Incorporating a pre-season competition and an end-of-season 11 v 11 transitional tournament; this program extends beyond a standard community season with additional training sessions and advanced coaching more aligned to the normal NPL program.