2013 was the inaugural year of the Regional League, now known as the Association Youth League (AYL), initiated as an outcome of the FNSW competitions Review to provide a development opportunity for aspiring footballers between grassroots football and the National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s competitions.
The AYL is comprised of 10 Football Associations. The FSC AYL is a development program for players (Under 13, 14, 15 and 16) aligned with the National Curriculum to deliver a consistent football development opportunity for the young players aspiring to play Football NSW elite football.
ASSOCIATION YOUTH LEAGUE VISION
“FNSW will provide youth male players a development opportunity between grassroots and the National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s competition through conduct of the Association Youth League. The Association Youth League will prepare players for the tactical and technical challenges of the National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s competition.”
ASSOCIATION YOUTH LEAGUE MISSION
“Affiliated Football Associations, Clubs and Branches will align their development programs with the National Curriculum and unite within the Association Youth League umbrella to deliver a consistent football development opportunity for the young player aspiring to make the jump from grassroots football to the National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s competitions.”