Now that the National Youth League season is over, the focus for the A-League Youth teams turns to the NPL.


NPL WA kicks off this weekend, and after coming off a decent season in the National Youth League, Perth Glory Youth begin their 2019/2020 campaign away to Floreat Athena.

Last season the Glory were defeated by Perth SC in the grand final, after finishing a point adrift in second place during the regular season. No doubt Glory Youth will aim to do just as well – if not better – this campaign.


When: Saturday 16 March
Time: 7:00pm local
Where: E&D Litis Stadium

NPL2 East VIC 

Melbourne City Youth are currently second and undefeated after four rounds. This weekend they take on fifth-placed Box Hill United. So far City Youth have scored 11 goals in just four games, with winger Ramy Najjarine the current top scorer (2).

When: Saturday 16 March
Time: 5:00pm local
Where: Wembley Park


Melbourne Victory Youth head into round five with an away game on Saturday to Whittlesea Ranges. So far Victory are fifth in the West following some mixed results: one win, one draw and two losses.

When: Saturday 16 March
Time: 3:00pm local
Where: Epping Stadium


In round two in NPL NSW, Sydney FC Youth are up against Manly United. Marco Tilio and Jordan Swibel both got on the scoresheet in the opening game to Hakoah Sydney City and will be looking to continue their momentum.

When: Sunday 17 March
Time: 3:30pm local
Where: Cromer Park no.1


Western Sydney Wanderers Youth are home to Blacktown Spartans. Mohammed Adam has already scored three goals in just two games and is looking to get an early start in the golden boot race.

As for the Central Coast Mariners Youth, they’re undefeated this season and are away to St George City FA.

Western Sydney Wanderers v Blacktown Spartans
When: Saturday 16 March
Time: 7:00pm local
Where: Sydney United Sports Centre

St George City v Central Coast Mariners
When: Sunday 17 March
Time: 3:00pm local
Where: Seymour Shaw

NPL Northern NSW

The Newcastle Jets Youth have a bye.


The National Youth League Champions Brisbane Roar are home to tenth-placed Moreton Bay United on Saturday night. Roar have the upper hand and a much stronger attack having scored 15 goals so far this season in six games.

When: Saturday 16 March
Time: 7:00pm local
Where: Logan Metro Sports Complex


In South Australia, Adelaide United Youth will host West Adelaide. Both have had similar starts to the season and are separated by two points in the bottom half of the table. United have only won one game and will be looking to pick up maximum points this weekend.

When: Saturday 16 March
Time: 6:00pm local
Where: Valo Football Centre

Louise Taffa