|Headquarters||New South Wales, Australia|
Football NSW is the governing body for soccer in the Australian state of New South Wales with the exception of the northern regions of NSW (the governing body for which is Northern New South Wales Football). Football NSW is a member of the national governing body, the Football Federation Australia. Football NSW's premier football competition is the National Premier Leagues NSW. The premier futsal competition is the Futsal Premier League.
In 2008 there was a shake-up of the New South Wales Men's, Women's and Youth competitions, including a restructure of the youth teams so that they are aligned with their senior clubs. There was also a restructure of the men's senior competitions including new teams added to the NSW Premier League and a new Promotion/Relegation system. Prior to 1 April 2007, Football NSW was known as Soccer NSW.
The New South Wales federation was founded 1882 as the "South British Football Soccer Association". It was succeeded in 1898 by the "New South Wales British Football Association", which was succeeded in 1921 by the "Australian Soccer Association", which was itself succeeded in 1957 by the "New South Wales Federation of Soccer Clubs".
As one of two state governing body for football in New South Wales, Football NSW oversees all aspects of the sport within the southern part of the state. Although, FNSW has 19 regional-based constituent members which oversee in all aspects of the sport within their respected region.
- Bankstown District Amateur Soccer Association
- Blacktown & District Soccer Football Association
- Canterbury District Soccer Football Association
- Central Coast Football
- Eastern Suburbs Football Association
- Gladesville Hornsby Football Association
- Granville & District Soccer Football Association
- Football South Coast
- Northern Suburbs Football Association
- Macarthur District Soccer Football Association
- Manly Warringah Football Association
- Nepean Football Association
- North West Sydney Women’s Football
- Southern Districts Soccer Football Association
- St. George Football Association
- Sutherland Shire Football Association
- Southern Branch
- Football Riverina
- Western NSW Football
The headquarters of Football NSW are located at Valentine Sports Park, Glenwood. Valentine Sports Park is a multipurpose sporting complex which caters for various groups, as well as individuals. The complex consists of twin, triple and quad rooms accommodating up to 180 people, 5 playing fields, lecture rooms, indoor sports hall, 20 metre outdoor pool, sports medicine centre and a dining room open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It also contains the offices of the Football NSW staff.
The majoriy of Football NSW's time goes into the football competitions they oversee and run. Football NSW oversees the running of numerous representative youth, Men's & Women's association football leagues and cups, a number of which are non-amateur. They also oversee the countless club and amateur competitions run by the affiliated associations around the state. For a detailed rundown of the various leagues and systems run in New South Wales see Football (soccer) in New South Wales.
Football NSW is also the governing body for Futsal is New South Wales. There are two representative leagues named the "Futsal Premier League" (Known as Refund Futsal Premier League for sponsorship reasons) and the "Futsal Super League". Originally there was only one representative league with 16 teams. In the 06/07 season the competition was cut into 2 separate divisions of 8 teams each. In the 07/08 season the top 8 clubs in the club championship (aggregate points of all teams) from that season were put in the First Division while the last 8 were put in the second division. Now in 09/10 there is 8 premier league teams and 14 super league teams.