With Premier League Nominations closed on 1st February 2021 at 5pm, the Board met to determine the 2021 BDAFA Premier League Competition Structure.
A total of 15 submissions were submitted for the 2021 Premier League Competition of which 13 were unique clubs. On that basis this meant that the Premier League 2 Competition would not have sufficient teams to fulfill the competition requirements as outlined below:
A9.1 PL Competitions – The BDAFA competition will include two squad based all age competitions namely, Premier League 1st Division – PL1, Premier League 2nd Division – PL2 (assuming 6 or more Clubs nominate for PL2).
A11.6 BDAFA may alter the number of teams in PL1 and PL2 in order that a viable competition be conducted.
The board then considered what would be in the best interest of Football in Bankstown and subsequently resolved to establish a 12-team competition for Premier League in 2021. The teams were considered based on their 2020 Premier League Club Championship rankings. This meant that 12 of the 13 unique club submissions would be able to participate in the BDAFA Premier League in 2021.
The composition of the competition for 2021 is as per below:
|Bankstown Sports Strikers FC|
|Bass Hill Rangers FC|
|Birrong Sports FC|
|Central Sydney Wolves FC|
|Georges River Thistle FC|
|Greenacre Eagles FC|
|North Bankstown SC|
|Padstow Hornets FC|
|Padstow United SC|
|Revesby Workers FC|
|Yagoona Lions FC|
For clarity please note the following in respect to the competition:
With regards to Promotion/Relegation the Board will meet to determine the criteria and regulations surrounding Promotion/Relegation in 2021. These regulations will be released prior to the commencement of the Premier League Competition.
Final Series will be amended to a 5-team, 4-week Finals of which will be based on the below:
Round 1 – Preliminary Final (PF)
- 1 – Through to SF1
- 2v3 – (PF1)
- 4v5 – (PF2)
Round 2 – Semi- Final (SF)
- Minor Prems v Winner of PF1 – (SF1)
- Winner of PF2 verses loser of PF1 – (SF2)
Round 3 – Major Final (MF)
- Loser of SF1 vs Winner of SF2 (MF)
Round 4 – Grand Final (GF)
- Winner of SF1 v Winner of MF
Round 1 of the Competition will kick-off on Saturday 20th March, and the Draw is now available on for the 2021 Premier League Season, please note that fixtures are subject to change as we build the rest of the 2021 Winter Season Draw.
On behalf of BDAFA, good luck to all participating clubs.