Capital Football have formally welcomed the inclusion of Wagga City Wanderers into the NPL competition next year, stating their organisation “will only benefit” from the move.
In a statement, Capital Football said Wanderers had run a successful junior program for many years and would be a welcome addition to the competition.
“The inclusion of the Wagga City Wanderers in the Capital Football National Premier Leagues men’s and women’s will provide an excellent opportunity for young boys and girl in the region,” the statement reads.
“The Capital Football NPL Mens and Women’s will only benefit from their inclusion, with the addition of talented players from the region surrounding the ACT helping to lift the standard of the league moving forward.
“The Wagga City Wanderers have run a very successful academy in their association for a number of years, entering teams to the McDonald’s Kanga Cup and other tournaments where they have been consistently strong performers.
“At Capital Football, we are looking forward to seeing Wagga City Wanderers be a positive and strong addition to our competitions, and hope that any success will only help to strengthen football.”
The Wanderers men will be entered into the inaugural NPL2 competition next year, which will be made up of seven teams.
That number is expected to grow to eight when the bottom club in the nine-team NPL1 is, leaving the two divisions with eight teams each in 2020 and laying out a predicted promotion-relegation model.
Meanwhile, the Wanderers women will become the ninth NPLW team when they join the existing clubs from last year’s inaugural event.
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