Soccer in Western Australia

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Soccer in Western Australia is governed by Football West. In 1896, the first governing body was formed. Football West runs the NPL WA (the states premier competition), State Leagues, Sunday League and Metropolitan League.

National representation[edit]

In 1994, a group of businessmen led by Joe Claudio formed the Perth Kangaroos IFC. The club competed in the 1994 Singapore Professional Soccer League. The Kangaroos finished the league season undefeated and easily won the Singapore league title. However, with dwindling support and resources, the experiment proved to be a financial disaster and Perth Kangaroos IFC soon folded.

Perth Glory FC are the only West Australian team to compete in the current national A-League and also participated in the now defunct National Soccer League since 1996. Perth Glory also have a side competing in the W-League which is run by Football West.

Football competitions in WA[edit]

Leagues[edit]

League Structure (Men)

The NPL WA is the highest league in WA, one step below the national A-League, and is a division within the National Premier Leagues structure. The League Champion (top of the table) at the end of the season enters a national play-off series against the NPL champions of other states to determine the overall NPL Champion.


League Structure (Women)
  • WA Women's State League Premier Division
  • WA Women's State League First Division
  • Metropolitan League - 6 lower Divisions

Knockout Cups[edit]

The premier male knockout cup competition is the Football West State Cup, run by Football West. Since 2014 the two State Cup finalists also qualify for the national FFA Cup competition.

Other Cup competitions include the Amateur Cup for the Men's Amateur Divisions, the Metropolitan Cup for the Men's Metropolitan Divisions, the Women's State Cup, and the Women's Metropolitan Cup for the Women's Metropolitan Divisions.

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