2023 Season Competitions – Key Information

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2023 without a doubt will be one of the most exciting years for football in a long-time, as we come of an amazing Socceroos campaign at the FIFA Men’s World Cup, we now look forward to the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup being hosted in Australia. Meanwhile in Bankstown our clubs are getting ready to go and help build some future Matildas & Socceroos!

So below we have provided a brief snapshot of what is coming up in 2023, although this is a significant update for next season, be assured there are more exciting updates to come between now and the start of season!

Dribl – One Registration & Competition System

With the introduction of the new Dribl competition management system in 2022, BDAFA are please to announce that we will be centralising our registrations into the same hub as our competition. This will simplify the way you register to play in 2023 and make it easier for our clubs to manage their teams and player registrations.

Many of our clubs are in the final stages of organising registration packages and you will be to very shortly register with your club for 2023, so please keep an eye out for more information from your local club in the near future!

Important 2023 Competition Dates

Please find below important 2023 dates. Please note these are subject to change

If your Club is interested in hosting a Gala day next year, please email the office


Kick offProposed Grand Final Date

Men’s Premier League

4th March

26th August

All Other

1st April

19th, 20th,
26th August

Grade 6 Gala Day

29th April

Grade 6/7
Girls Gala Day

13th May

Grade 7
Gala Day

20th May

Grade 8
Gala Day

3rd June

Grade 9
Gala Day

17th June

Grade 8/9
Girls Gala Day

24th June

Grade 10
Gala Day
1st July

Grade 11
Gala Day
15 July

Download a copy of the season calendar by clicking the link here: 2023-Competitions-Calendar-FINAL
Note: The season calendar is subject to alteration due to unforeseen circumstances. 


Ladies Competitions Structures

With the FIFA Women’s World Cup coming to Australia in 2023, there is no more exciting time to be involved in ladies football!

In recent years we have seen a significant growth in our junior ladies numbers, based on this BDAFA are please to announce the introduction of new individual age group competitions for the Grade 8s & 9s in 2023 this will assist our ladies competitions to move towards single age groups over the coming years.

We have also added in an additional age group for 2023 being the Grade 18/19s, we encourage participants to get in touch with their local club to help support the establishment of this new age group.

A quick summary of the ladies competition age groups is below:

2023 Ladies Competitions
CompetitionGame Day
Grade 6/7sSaturday
Grade 8sSaturday
Grade 9sSaturday
Grade 10/11sSunday
Grade 12/13sSunday
Grade 14/15sSunday
Grade 16/17sSunday
Grade 18/19sSunday
All Age LadiesSunday
Women’s Premier LeagueSunday


Women’s Premier League (WPL)

In recent times BDAFA alongside our Women’s Working Group have held joint conversations with the Canterbury & Districts Football Association (CDSFA) to discuss the prospect of creating a united competition across the two associations. Ultimately it was decided that it was in the best interest of both areas to not further explore the joint competition at this stage. Positively this collaboration has helped fuel some great energy to further drive recruit amongst our clubs to have more teams compete in the highest level of Ladies football in our area.

BDAFA will progress with our own Women’s Premier League Competition.  We would love for clubs and participants to get behind the WPL competition, with some new clubs looking to join the competition in 2023, we encourage anyone interested in playing in the WPL to contact their local club.

Let’s all work together to grow our top tier Women’s program, so our young girls have a competition to aspire to.


Men’s Premier League (MPL)

New South Wales oldest association Premier League competition is readying up for a huge season in 2023, with 10 clubs competing for the right to call themselves the number one men’s squad in Bankstown. Congratulations to those clubs who will be participating in the 2023 season.

With the competition due to kick-off in March, please see the the competing clubs and also a breakdown on how the final series will work.

2023 Men’s Premier League
Bankstown Sports Strikers FC
Bass Hill Rangers FC
Central Sydney Wolves FC
Georges River Thistle FC
Greenacre Eagles FC
Padstow Hornets FC
Padstow United SC
Panania Diggers
Revesby Workers FC
Yagoona Lions FC

Final Series will be amended to a 5-team, 4-week Finals of which will be based on the below:

Preliminary Final (PF)
– 1 – Through to SF1
– 2v3 – (PF1)
– 4v5 – (PF2)

Semi- Final (SF)
– Minor Prems v Winner of PF1 – (SF1)
– Winner of PF2 verses loser of PF1 – (SF2)

Major Final (MF)
– Loser of SF1 vs Winner of SF2 (MF)

Grand Final (GF)
– Winner of SF1 v Winner of MF

Round 1 of the Competition will kick-off on Saturday 4th March 2022.


Friday Night Under Lights – Division 1

In 2023 BDAFA will be introducing an exciting new initiative which will bring our Division 1 competitions under lights in different parts of the season for selective rounds.

Each Boys/Men’s Division 1 competition from Under 12s and up will have the opportunity to play some of their regular competition games under lights in a hub system with other teams in their competition. This will be a great opportunity for the community to come out and support their teams on a Friday night whilst allowing all teams in these competitions to come together at one venue for an amazing evening of football!

Please see below the allocated Friday night fixtures for each respective competition:


14th April 2023

45’s Division 1

21st April 2023

35s Division 1
28th April 2023

12 Division 1

5th May 2023

13 Division 1

12th May 2023

14 Division 1

19th May 2023

15 Division 1

26th May 2023

16 Division 1
2nd June 2023

17/18 Division 1

16th June 2023

21’s Division 1
23rd June 2023

12 Division 1

23rd June 2023

13 Division 1
23rd June 2023

14 Division 1

30th June 2023

15 Division 1
7th July 2023

45’s Division 1

14th July 2023

35’s Division 1
21st July 2023

16 Division 1

28th July 2023

17/18 Division 1
4th August 2023

21 Division 1



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