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Football Victoria

Football Victoria
AbbreviationFV
Formation1884
TypeState football governing body
Location
President
Antonella Care
CEO
Chris Pehlivanis
AffiliationsFootball Australia
Websitefootballvictoria.com.au

Football Victoria is the state governing body for soccer in Victoria, Australia. It is affiliated with Football Australia, the sport's national governing body.

History

Football Victoria began operation in 1884 under the name Anglo Australian Football Association of Victoria and is one of the oldest sporting associations in Victoria.[1] It has had several name changes over the years, but has survived as the governing body of soccer in Victoria since this time.

In 2009, player registrations for soccer in Victoria passed 50,000, the highest number in the federation's history.[2]

In 2018, the federation was renamed from "Football Federation Victoria" to "Football Victoria".[3]

Formation

Football Federation Victoria oversees all aspects of the sport within the state, however there are twelve regional associations that manage local leagues and competitions in their areas.

  • Albury Wodonga Football Association
  • Ballarat & District Soccer Association
  • Bendigo Amateur Soccer League
  • Cobram Junior Soccer Association
  • Football Federation Victoria Geelong Region
  • Gippsland Soccer League
  • Latrobe Valley Soccer League
  • Moama-Echuca Soccer Association
  • Shepparton Junior Soccer Association
  • Football Federation Victoria Sunraysia
  • Swan Hill Soccer League
  • South West Victorian Football Association

Soccer pyramid in Victoria

This section needs to be updated. Please help update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. (April 2024)

For the full soccer pyramid in Australia, see Australian soccer league system.

The soccer pyramid in Victoria comprises the seven levels of soccer in Victoria below the A-League. It has a hierarchical format that features promotion and relegation between all levels (aside from the A-League and regional leagues). All clubs in the system are eligible for entry to the FFA Cup, and are seeded in accordance to tier standing.

For the 2013 season, Football Federation Victoria announced a restructure of the league.[4] Tiers 5, 6 and 7, which were previously known as Provisional League 1, 2 and 3 respectively were removed, as was the Metropolitan League (tier 8). They were replaced by State League 4 and 5, divided geographically into North, East, South and West divisions, thus making State League 5 the lowest division in which are club can theoretically be promoted into the VPL. The Victorian Premier League and State League 1 to 3 remained the same.

2013 will also see the inaugural State League Champions series take place in Victoria. The champion of each league from State League 1 and below will play a finals series against the champions of other regions in their division as follows:

  • State League 1 North-West v South-East
  • State League 2 North-West vs South-East
  • State League 3 North-West vs South-East
  • State League 4 North vs West & South vs East, with winners meeting in a final
  • State League 5 North vs West & South vs East, with winners meeting in a final

Various regional leagues that are affiliated with the FFV, although they are not connected to the Victorian soccer pyramid and thus there is no promotion or relegation between them. These leagues include Bayside FA Premier, Gippsland Soccer League, North Eastern Soccer League, Bendigo Amateur Soccer League, Ballarat & District Soccer Association, Geelong Regional Football Association and South West Victorian Football Association, as well as various junior leagues.

Men's pyramid

Level Leagues
1 National Premier Leagues Victoria
14 clubs
↓ relegate 2
2 Victoria Premier League 1
14 clubs
↑ promote 2
↓ relegate 2
3 Victoria Premier League 2
12 clubs
↑ promote 2
↓ relegate 2
4 Victorian State League Division 1 North-West
12 clubs
↑ promote 1
↓ relegate 2
Victorian State League Division 1 South-East
12 clubs
↑ promote 1
↓ relegate 2
5 Victorian State League Division 2 North-West
12 clubs
↑ promote 2
↓ relegate 2
Victorian State League Division 2 South-East
12 clubs
↑ promote 2
↓ relegate 2
6 Victorian State League Division 3 North-West
12 clubs
↑ promote 2
↓ relegate 2
Victorian State League Division 3 South-East
12 clubs
↑ promote 2
↓ relegate 2
7 Victorian State League Division 4 North
12 clubs
↑ promote 1
↓ relegate 2
Victorian State League Division 4 West
12 clubs
↑ promote 1
↓ relegate 2
Victorian State League Division 4 South
12 clubs
↑ promote 1
↓ relegate 2
Victorian State League Division 4 East
12 clubs
↑ promote 1
↓ relegate 2
8 Victorian State League Division 5 North
12 clubs
↑ promote 2
No Relegation
Victorian State League Division 5 West
12 clubs
↑ promote 2
No relegation
Victorian State League Division 5 South
12 clubs
↑ promote 2
No Relegation
Victorian State League Division 5 East
12 clubs
↑ promote 2
No Relegation
9 Metropolitan Leagues
9 divisions
No promotion

Regional Leagues
13 districts
No promotion

Women's pyramid

[3]

Level

League(s)/Division(s)

1

National Premier Leagues Victoria Women
(12 clubs)

Club Formed Champion of Victoria
Alamein FC Est.
Calder United SC Est. 2016, 2019
Brunswick Juventus FC Est.
Bentleigh Greens Est.
Boroondara Eagles Est.
Box Hill United Est. 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
Essendon Royals SC Est.
Bulleen Lions Est. 2018
Heidelberg United Est. 2007
Preston Lions FC Est.
South Melbourne Est. 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017
Victorian Women's NTC Est.

2

Victorian Women's Premier League
(12 clubs)

Club Formed Champion of Victoria
Bundoora United FC Est.
Casey Comets FC Est. 1998, 1999 & 2002
Eltham Redbacks FC Est. 1967
Geelong Galaxy United FC Est. 2016
FC Noble Hurricanes Est.
Keilor Park SC Est.
Monbulk Rangers SC Est.
Ringwood City SC Est.
South Yarra FC Est.
Southern United Est.
Spring Hill FC Est.
University of Melbourne Est.1947

3

Women's State League Div 1 North-West
10 clubs
Ballarat City FC
Craigieburn City FC
Elwood City SC
FC Clifton Hill
La Trobe Uni
Lara United FC
Melbourne Knights FC
North Geelong Warriors FC
Glen Waverley SC

Women's State League Div 1 South-East
10 clubs
Brighton
Knox United WSC
Mazenod FC
Mill Park SC
Monash University
Mooroolbark
South Springvale
Skye Utd FC
Whitehorse United

4

Women's State League Div 2 North-West
10 clubs
Altona City SC
Ballarat SC
Brunswick City
Fawkner SC
Geelong Rangers SC
Maribyrnong Utd
St Albans Saints
West Preston
Western Eagles
Western Suburbs

Women's State League Div 2 South-East
10 clubs
Ashburton Utd
Banyule City SC
Bayside Argonauts FC
Beaumaris
Brunswick Zebras (WVPL Champions 1996 & 1997)
Doveton SC
Endeavour Utd
Kings Domain FC
Knox City
Yarra Jets

5

Women's State League Div 3 North

10 clubs
Epping City SC
FC Strathmore
Greenvale United SC
Melbourne University
Moreland Eagles FC
North City Lions
Pascoe Vale FC
Port Melbourne
Watsonia Heights FC

Women's State League Div 3 West

10 clubs
Altona East Phoenix SC
Avondale FC
Caroline Springs George Cross FC
Diamond Valley United
Gisborne SC
Maribyrnong Greens
Melbourne University
North Melbourne Athletic FC
Port Melbourne
Point Cook FC

Women's State League Div 3 South

10 clubs
Bayswater Striker
Berwick City (WVPL Champions 1992, 1993, 1994 & 1995)
Dandenong City SC
Langwarrin
Latrobe United FC
Monash City Villarreal FC
Mornington Flames
Noble Park Utd
Richmond

Women's State League Div 3 East

10 clubs
Ashburton
FC Clifton Hill
FC Melbourne Srbija
Lilydale Montrose United
Malvern City
Manningham United Blues
Mooroolbark SC
Old Xaverians SC
Sandringham
Swinburne University WSC

References

  1. ^ [1] Archived 17 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ [2] Archived 28 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "FFV rebrands as Football Victoria, unveils visual identity". Football Victoria. 19 October 2018. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Football Federation Victoria : Restructure of 2013 men's leagues". Footballfedvic.com.au. Retrieved 21 August 2013.

5. https://websites.mygameday.app/assoc_page.cgi?c=1-8746-0-0-0
6. https://www.footballvictoria.com.au/news/metropolitan-masters-metropolitan-league-and-womens-state-league-finals-proudly-supported-vrgf

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