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"National Premier League" in essence should represent the strongest clubs outside of the HAL

in every state that has been adhered to

Not sure what FFV are trying to formulate with their model but it is obvious that the FFV have conveniently pealed certain recommendation of the NPL NCR from the FFA and tried to drag and drop them into their existing zonal system - very convenient as this sits within their current strategic plan rather than building a new one which truly captures in essence what the NPL set out to achieve

what does this mean for south?

- no point in participating in a competition in isolation with the like of Ballarat and surfcoast - no disrespect for these teams - however not a growth strategy - happy to entertain these team if they were a part of a more established and centralised model with established teams

- south now widely recognised as the 3rd largest football broadcaster nationally - yet the NPLV guidelines would not allow smfc tv to broadcast?????

- smfc this season has over $300K in sponsorship - the FFV is yet to determine revenue streams yet wants control and ownership of clubs trademark

- a football club's value is assessed on 2 pivotal measures - on field performance and membership - yet the FFV is determined to have clubs marginalised to 1 team per age group effectively marginalising a clubs membership base and scrapping small sided games and teams

- zonal system - as mentioned the legacy of the underachieving Champions league which never took off at senior level - it is obvious the FFV plans to have 1 representative in each zone - and all other clubs to be the subservants of each zone - meaning clubs like Melbourne Knights weould utimately be restricted to play senior football in its zone???

- Financials - costly exercise with a block on current revenue streams - yet no direction on new revenue streams - only that these streams would be in the full control of the FFV - an organisation who's number 1 sponsor in the last 10 years has been through fining clubs rather than creating revenue channels

- weaker competition - The VPL is widely regarded from a talent perspective as the strongest state comp in Australia - yet the NPL_V version would make it the weakest - rather than having the best players in the state participating - you would have the best players in a zone participating via their zonal rep - meaning players that missout in a zone may be better than the players representing another zone......compounding this would also seriously dampen the prospects of the Vic team's performance in a national comp at the end of each season which is the only commercial reality granted so far on the NPL vy the FFA not the FFV

the NPLV lack allignment with the FFA NPL model and what the other states have executed - having a competition with category b sides based on an EOI regardless on their ability to deliver is a monumental concern

Without being arrogant smfc gave the NPLV some credibility last year by publicly stating that we welcome "change" however it is clear to see the NPLV have taken a rigid approach primarily to protect its current underachiving summer zonal league minus true feasibility study

You cannot have a Premiere league without clubs with advanced infrastructure such as the Knights - Heidelberg - Green Gully - Bentleigh - Preston - Sunshine - etc etc

Had we adopted the NSW version we would easily achieve 2 tiers including the enablement of some of our major regional centres to participate

admit you got it wrong FFV and the quicker we can structure a competition to launch next year in its capacity

clubs should be judged on their infrastructure - not your formulated version which in all honesty asks powerful clubs to risk 50-60 plus years of evolution

These clubs would me more than happy to participate and share the stage with the lesser knowns - none off the clubs want to hijack the game - the game requires teams to be healthy - however your model is way over formulated and the NPL-V is something that should be relatively simple and executed by now

You gloat about the 40 something EOI's - this is just engagement from the clubs to remain in contact - not a commitment

Scrap it and start again - epic fail FFV

When I see plans like this it basically suggests there are too many middle managers in your offices all having an input in the final version



Edited by chris: 11/7/2013 10:21:30 AM
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Honestly, the scary thing is no matter how many time people belittle Chris, he is always right. Shows the average intelligence of this forum is very low.

The franchise model is a joke.


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NPLV clubs could haemorrhage $142,000 losses – report
By Donald Sutherland July 13, 2013    Leave a comment

http://www.mfootball.com.au/nplv-clubs-could-haemorrhage-142000-losses-report/

Football clubs in the new National Premier League Victoria (NPLV) could accrue debts of more than $142,000 each year, according to a report endorsed by three Victorian Premier League clubs and two State League One clubs.
The report, which outlines the financial model of an NPLV club, had input from Box Hill United, Northcote City, South Melbourne, Moreland Zebras & Pascoe Vale.
The anticipated financial model highlights the flaws in the NPLV which stipulates each age group is limited to one squad, which impacts club revenue substantially.
78 per cent of the anticipated revenue is impacted by four variables – sponsorship, canteen takings, junior boys subscriptions and junior girls subscriptions – with junior boys subscriptions accounting for 35 per cent of anticipated revenue.
The report also hints at attendances and fundraising being impacted by the limited junior ranks, with family and support networks anticipated to be dramatically reduced.
Nicholas Tsiaras, Vice President of Box Hill United SC, circulated the report to clubs who have submitted an expression of interest (EOI) for the NPLV in preparation for a meeting where stakeholders hope to put financial issues to the governing body, Football Federation Victoria (FFV).
“The aim [of the meeting] is to convince the FFV that we need a financially viable competition that is a sustainable operation for the clubs,” Mr Tsiaras’ email stated, which was also sent to Melbourne-based media outlets.
“The criteria provided does not reflect this being possible.”
“We must show a united front to the FFV and we anticipate having a document prepared for all EOI clubs to sign in support.”
A copy of the editable financial model can be downloaded here.http://www.mfootball.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/NPL-CostingsV1007-V1.xlsx

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chris wrote:
"National Premier League" in essence should represent the strongest clubs outside of the HAL

in every state that has been adhered to

Not sure what FFV are trying to formulate with their model but it is obvious that the FFV have conveniently pealed certain recommendation of the NPL NCR from the FFA and tried to drag and drop them into their existing zonal system - very convenient as this sits within their current strategic plan rather than building a new one which truly captures in essence what the NPL set out to achieve

what does this mean for south?

- no point in participating in a competition in isolation with the like of Ballarat and surfcoast - no disrespect for these teams - however not a growth strategy - happy to entertain these team if they were a part of a more established and centralised model with established teams

- south now widely recognised as the 3rd largest football broadcaster nationally - yet the NPLV guidelines would not allow smfc tv to broadcast?????

- smfc this season has over $300K in sponsorship - the FFV is yet to determine revenue streams yet wants control and ownership of clubs trademark

- a football club's value is assessed on 2 pivotal measures - on field performance and membership - yet the FFV is determined to have clubs marginalised to 1 team per age group effectively marginalising a clubs membership base and scrapping small sided games and teams

- zonal system - as mentioned the legacy of the underachieving Champions league which never took off at senior level - it is obvious the FFV plans to have 1 representative in each zone - and all other clubs to be the subservants of each zone - meaning clubs like Melbourne Knights weould utimately be restricted to play senior football in its zone???

- Financials - costly exercise with a block on current revenue streams - yet no direction on new revenue streams - only that these streams would be in the full control of the FFV - an organisation who's number 1 sponsor in the last 10 years has been through fining clubs rather than creating revenue channels

- weaker competition - The VPL is widely regarded from a talent perspective as the strongest state comp in Australia - yet the NPL_V version would make it the weakest - rather than having the best players in the state participating - you would have the best players in a zone participating via their zonal rep - meaning players that missout in a zone may be better than the players representing another zone......compounding this would also seriously dampen the prospects of the Vic team's performance in a national comp at the end of each season which is the only commercial reality granted so far on the NPL vy the FFA not the FFV

the NPLV lack allignment with the FFA NPL model and what the other states have executed - having a competition with category b sides based on an EOI regardless on their ability to deliver is a monumental concern

Without being arrogant smfc gave the NPLV some credibility last year by publicly stating that we welcome "change" however it is clear to see the NPLV have taken a rigid approach primarily to protect its current underachiving summer zonal league minus true feasibility study

You cannot have a Premiere league without clubs with advanced infrastructure such as the Knights - Heidelberg - Green Gully - Bentleigh - Preston - Sunshine - etc etc

Had we adopted the NSW version we would easily achieve 2 tiers including the enablement of some of our major regional centres to participate

admit you got it wrong FFV and the quicker we can structure a competition to launch next year in its capacity

clubs should be judged on their infrastructure - not your formulated version which in all honesty asks powerful clubs to risk 50-60 plus years of evolution

These clubs would me more than happy to participate and share the stage with the lesser knowns - none off the clubs want to hijack the game - the game requires teams to be healthy - however your model is way over formulated and the NPL-V is something that should be relatively simple and executed by now

You gloat about the 40 something EOI's - this is just engagement from the clubs to remain in contact - not a commitment

Scrap it and start again - epic fail FFV

When I see plans like this it basically suggests there are too many middle managers in your offices all having an input in the final version



Edited by chris: 11/7/2013 10:21:30 AM



Very good summation

Saw a spreadsheet yesterday that even on the most conservative grounds shows that the NPL Model in Victoria is unsustainable.

Even paying senior squad players O dollars brings up a deficit, and this is meant to be a semi- professional league underpinning the Aleague!

Has anyone got any latest info on what the clubs are planning to do to the "Evil FFV Empire"


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Patrick Lane wrote this in the Melb. Leader Yesterday....

"TWO thirds of Football Federation Victoria clubs to have submitted expressions of interest for the proposed National Premier League Victoria will withdraw their applications.

No current Victorian Premier League clubs remain in the race to join the nationally-streamlined second tier of domestic soccer, while all but four State League 1 clubs have turned their back on the venture.

Only Sunshine George Cross, Werribee, FC Bulleen and Fawkner Blues are yet to convey their withdrawal from the State League 1 ranks.

Although the governing body has kept expressions of interest confidential, documents seen by Leader show 44 initial candidates, with 27 of those originally submitted by existing clubs.



The remaining applicants are consortiums, such as Greater Geelong Galaxy, Wodonga Diamonds and Northern Raiders.

Tuesday's meeting was convened by a group of clubs - Pascoe Vale, Moreland Zebras, Box Hill United, Northcote City and South Melbourne.

Central to their concerns is a devised hypothetical financial model, which found clubs in the NPLV could accrue debts of more than $140,000 each year.

The financial model was endorsed by five Victorian clubs, and is believed to have been devised on conservative estimates.

It is understood a FFV board member was at Tuesday's meeting.

No representatives of Tuesday's meeting would comment, while FFV chief executive Mitchell Murphy said in a statement the governing body had received only one official withdrawal.

"FFV is extremely confident Victoria will see a strong National Premier Leagues competition in 2014. Our NPL team is currently working with many NPL applicants who are putting the finishing touches on their applications," Murphy said.

"FFV has only received three official withdrawals from the 45 applicants and one applicant, a club, recently retracted its withdrawal and has decided to submit an application."
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chris wrote:
"National Premier League" in essence should represent the strongest clubs outside of the HAL

in every state that has been adhered to

Not sure what FFV are trying to formulate with their model but it is obvious that the FFV have conveniently pealed certain recommendation of the NPL NCR from the FFA and tried to drag and drop them into their existing zonal system - very convenient as this sits within their current strategic plan rather than building a new one which truly captures in essence what the NPL set out to achieve

what does this mean for south?

- no point in participating in a competition in isolation with the like of Ballarat and surfcoast - no disrespect for these teams - however not a growth strategy - happy to entertain these team if they were a part of a more established and centralised model with established teams

- south now widely recognised as the 3rd largest football broadcaster nationally - yet the NPLV guidelines would not allow smfc tv to broadcast?????

- smfc this season has over $300K in sponsorship - the FFV is yet to determine revenue streams yet wants control and ownership of clubs trademark

- a football club's value is assessed on 2 pivotal measures - on field performance and membership - yet the FFV is determined to have clubs marginalised to 1 team per age group effectively marginalising a clubs membership base and scrapping small sided games and teams

- zonal system - as mentioned the legacy of the underachieving Champions league which never took off at senior level - it is obvious the FFV plans to have 1 representative in each zone - and all other clubs to be the subservants of each zone - meaning clubs like Melbourne Knights weould utimately be restricted to play senior football in its zone???

- Financials - costly exercise with a block on current revenue streams - yet no direction on new revenue streams - only that these streams would be in the full control of the FFV - an organisation who's number 1 sponsor in the last 10 years has been through fining clubs rather than creating revenue channels

- weaker competition - The VPL is widely regarded from a talent perspective as the strongest state comp in Australia - yet the NPL_V version would make it the weakest - rather than having the best players in the state participating - you would have the best players in a zone participating via their zonal rep - meaning players that missout in a zone may be better than the players representing another zone......compounding this would also seriously dampen the prospects of the Vic team's performance in a national comp at the end of each season which is the only commercial reality granted so far on the NPL vy the FFA not the FFV

the NPLV lack allignment with the FFA NPL model and what the other states have executed - having a competition with category b sides based on an EOI regardless on their ability to deliver is a monumental concern

Without being arrogant smfc gave the NPLV some credibility last year by publicly stating that we welcome "change" however it is clear to see the NPLV have taken a rigid approach primarily to protect its current underachiving summer zonal league minus true feasibility study

You cannot have a Premiere league without clubs with advanced infrastructure such as the Knights - Heidelberg - Green Gully - Bentleigh - Preston - Sunshine - etc etc

Had we adopted the NSW version we would easily achieve 2 tiers including the enablement of some of our major regional centres to participate

admit you got it wrong FFV and the quicker we can structure a competition to launch next year in its capacity

clubs should be judged on their infrastructure - not your formulated version which in all honesty asks powerful clubs to risk 50-60 plus years of evolution

These clubs would me more than happy to participate and share the stage with the lesser knowns - none off the clubs want to hijack the game - the game requires teams to be healthy - however your model is way over formulated and the NPL-V is something that should be relatively simple and executed by now

You gloat about the 40 something EOI's - this is just engagement from the clubs to remain in contact - not a commitment

Scrap it and start again - epic fail FFV

When I see plans like this it basically suggests there are too many middle managers in your offices all having an input in the final version



Edited by chris: 11/7/2013 10:21:30 AM


Apparently decision has been delayed

of the 44 entries 29 about to pull out

Of the 15 that remain

5 x clubs
10 x consortiums

goes back to what I was saying above

FFV dragging and dropping their failed summer league within the boundaries of the NPL

FFV to be the MAIN beneficiary of the licences that will be delivered to these consortiums

THIS IS A FUCKING JOKE

More to come>>>
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Victoria's VPL is the strongest state league in this country and it is being systematically dissasembled
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Next week will be a historical moment for football in vic
30 clubs - mass drop out from All the key EOI clubs - one voice
football in vic is about to experience an earth tremor
nplv will predominantly consist of consortiums and some regional entrants

Edited by chris: 27/7/2013 01:47:39 AM
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So much is left unanswered in all of this. Have the FFV given reasons for their blueprint varying so much from the other Federations? Has a study, or an estimate, been made regarding the Vic clubs' feasability if they were to adhere to, say, FootballWest's model? Is there anything to suggest that the clubs that pulled out - the VPL and SL1 clubs - did so as a group, potentially with a unified plan for a rebel league?

Surely a withdrawal this large would force the FFV's hand in bringing their model in line with other states' (or force FFA's hand in making FFV do so), or perhaps just delay the entry to the NPL until the clubs can come to an agreement. This is going to be an interesting saga to watch.
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So much is left unanswered in all of this. Have the FFV given reasons for their blueprint varying so much from the other Federations? Has a study, or an estimate, been made regarding the Vic clubs' feasability if they were to adhere to, say, FootballWest's model? Is there anything to suggest that the clubs that pulled out - the VPL and SL1 clubs - did so as a group, potentially with a unified plan for a rebel league?

Surely a withdrawal this large would force the FFV's hand in bringing their model in line with other states' (or force FFA's hand in making FFV do so), or perhaps just delay the entry to the NPL until the clubs can come to an agreement. This is going to be an interesting saga to watch.


As I understand the clubs that have withdrawn have pretty much all stated that they would be happy to enter the NPL-VIC if it was run on the same system as the NPL-NSW. Considering the NPL-NSW is run on the FFA's guidelines, it's a damning comment on the stance of the FFV that they would alienate so much of the football community in order to chase something that even the FFA don't feel is required.
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30 July, 2013 2:46PM AEST

http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2013/07/30/3814326.htm?site=gippsland

National stage beckons Gippsland soccer
By Celine Foenander Will Gippsland ever foster the sporting career of another Archie Thompson? One former NSL player isn't sure.
Print page Email this Permalink ShareMoe identity Manny Gelagotis who played with former National Soccer League side Morwell/Gippsland Falcons says the pathway to elite competition is narrow for budding stars.

"There are kids in Gippsland, Shepparton, Ballarat and regional areas that are trying to progress through to that elite level," Gelagotis says.

"I mean how can a kid in Gippsland today... possible get through that system? There is no system.

"To play in the (Gippsland Soccer League) and to go to the elite level, it's just not achievable. It can't be done."

Gelagotis is eager for Gippsland soccer administrators to discuss fielding a regional team in the Victorian division of a new National Premier League.

It would be a second tier of competition behind the A-League.

"I think everyone needs to get to the table, from the FFA to the Victorian Soccer Federation (FFV) to Gippsland, to all the local clubs to sit down and really nut this out so they get it right and if they don't get it right, well, kids in our area will struggle forever and a day," he says.

Gippsland fields two state league teams, Morwell and Warragul.

Gelagotis acknowledges their contribution but insists more must be done.

He says the game's administrators should look to the AFL for inspiration.

"The AFL do it so well," Gelagotis says.

"Their expansion is all calculated, like for example Greater Western Sydney and all these new clubs. The AFL fund those clubs immensely to get them off the ground.

"I think this is where we get it wrong in terms of soccer. We've just qualified for the World Cup and there's a lot of money on the table but a lot of that money is not spent at grass roots level."

Gelagotis says the debate over pathways and funding for the game at club level was raging when he was playing for the Falcons.

He fears the region may never produce champions in the vein of Central Coast Mariners captain John Hutchinson and Melbourne Victory and Socceroos striker Archie Thompson.

"Unless they've got wealthy parents," Gelagotis says.

"I've seen a few players recently that deserve an opportunity, some live in Sale, Morwell... I just think it's sad they won't be given a true opportunity."

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Battle of the champions July 31, 2013, 9:30 p.m. THE 2013 Victory League champions will not only be champions of Tasmania but have the chance to conquer the country.
http://www.theadvocate.com.au/story/1675893/battle-of-the-champions/?cs=86

See your ad hereThe winner of the 2013 Victory League will square off against the corresponding champions from state leagues across the country in the inaugural National Premier Leagues finals series to be held later this year.

The winner after the regular home and away season within each state division will progress to the finals series.

In 2013 there are five member federations participating in the finals series: Football Federation Tasmania, Football Federation South Australia, Capital Football, Football NSW, and Football Queensland.

The NPL finals series has three stages, elimination finals, semi-finals and a final, with the final to be held as a curtain-raiser to an A-League fixture.

Tasmania will always draw Victoria in the elimination round of the competition but FFV is not participating in the NPL set-up in 2013, shooting Tasmania straight through to a semi-final berth, to put the participating Tasmanian club, almost certainly runaway leader South Hobart, just two wins away from national glory

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http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/article/2013/07/19/369622_local_sports.html

NORTH Geelong will not apply for a licence in the new National Premier League Victoria.

Members voted against the move to lodge an application for the league at an extraordinary general meeting on Wednesday night.

President Daniel Desa said finances, FFV control and losing the club's identity were the three key issues behind the decision.

"It was about 60 per cent that voted no and 40 per cent that voted yes," Desa said.

"As a club, a committee, if our members voted yes then we would have done all the work for the application.

"Now that they voted no then we will stay as a community club and keep going the way we are."

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"Clubs in Geelong need to stand firm, the venture of Galaxy is not what is needed. Lets all stand our ground and be resolute in the future of our game whilst continuing the love of our clubs. These new or NPL entities will only disassemble our cultures."
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Using FFV-supplied documents, Desa estimated it would cost about $600,000 a year to run the club in the NPLV.

"We had a budget and we put in our figures into the template. It was just not feasible," Desa said.

"Expenses, we were looking at $600,000, and our figures came up with about a $120,000 loss per year.

"They wanted a full-time technical director who needs to get paid. We put the fees in and it came out to be a lot per year."

Desa said when entering the league, all teams must agree to overlook and approve all operations of the club.

"For example if you wanted to appoint a coach, they need to approve that coach," he said.

"So there are a lot of things you can't do on your own without talking to FFV.

"In a nutshell they want to approve everything you do and we can't agree with that."

He said the club would also be forced to change its name, logo and colours if they were to enter the NPLV.

"They want new teams to start if off. We said we don't want to change our club's identity, our club's colours and our logo," he said.

"It is a big one. That is one thing all our members didn't like.

"We are North Geelong Warriors. This is our name, our emblem, our colours, and we can't have that."

Applications for the NPLV close mid-August, with a decision to be made in September. Surf Coast and Greater Geelong Galaxy are the other two clubs linked with a move into the NPLV.

The Warriors currently sit bottom of the State League 1 ladder.

Desa said North Geelong didn't want to run the risk of demotion from the top state league and was keen to turn results around on the pitch.

"We know we will be in the metro league," he said.

"We will be told when FFV know the outcome of the NPLV.

"They will then sort out division one and two. We won't know what is going on until September.

"Just to be safe we want to survive division one and that way we can't go down."

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NPLV to go ahead says CEO, with others to play in SL1-style league
By Donald Sutherland August 6, 2013    Leave a comment

Next year’s National Premier League Victoria (NPLV) will go ahead as expected with clubs who have publicly snubbed the competition to back-flip and formally apply, according to new Football Federation Victoria (FFV) CEO Mitchell Murphy.
Speaking exclusively to MFootball, Mr Murphy also branded emails circulated by dissenting clubs as potentially damaging to the code’s reputation.
“Applications don’t close until the 16th of August and I’m sure there’ll be a lot of twists and turns in the lead up to that day,” Mr Murphy said.
“I am confident that we will have strong applications and I can categorically tell you that there will be an NPL implemented in 2014 in Victoria.”
The Federation’s CEO also stated that clubs who do not submit a formal application – or those who didn’t lodge an expression of interest – will play in a Community League using the same structure as the current FFV State League One, using the example of Melbourne Knights in his response to MFootball.
“They (Knights) didn’t express an interest, right? So they can’t be considered for the NPL – that’s quite simple, right? And they would play in State League One as an amateur club, it’s that simple.
“I guess that we would reserve the right to potentially re-name the league but in general terms, the framework would stay as it is now.”
In response to recent legal threats from 4-time National League champion South Melbourne to halt the NPLV process, Mr Murphy said he would only comment when actual action eventuated, and stressed his desire for clubs to meet with the federation “face-to-face.”
“I can’t comment on a hypothetical scenario of South Melbourne’s saying that they’re planning legal action and I wouldn’t comment on that until if and when it ever happens, but what I would be prepared to say on the record is this: respectfully, email and media campaigns that potentially damages the code’s reputation isn’t productive.
“Coming to the table for a rational and robust discussion would be far more effective. We ultimately all want a strong NPL competition across Victoria and face-to-face discussions, not confrontation tactics, is the best process to achieve that.”
“The key point is this: I can say, hand-on-heart, that we have had an open door policy for people to come and talk to us and people who are claiming a lack of consultation are in fact the people who won’t come to the table for a discussion. So there’s a lot of irrational behavior around their comments around lack of consultation. ”
Mr Murphy also revealed that the Federation were denied access to an important meeting on July 23 – where clubs aired their concerns with next year’s league changes – after being originally invited.
“Both myself and Tim Frampton, the General Manager of football for FFV, who’s been seconded into a role of NPL implementation manager, fact, we were invited to that meeting. So of course we knew it was happening but prior to the meeting we were uninvited by the organisers. So I’ll say again, [it's] very difficult to consult if you’re not given an opportunity to consult, and that’s factually what happened.”
A product of that meeting was a hypothetical financial model of a generic NPLV team, which claimed that clubs would haemorrhage $142,000 losses per year.
Mr Murphy responded to the hypothetical model by suggesting this projection wouldn’t occur for all clubs.
“My response is this: there are many variables in any financial model, and all applications will have varying costs and revenue projections, and change is challenging, and businesses have been going through tough times in many sectors in recent years, including sporting organisations.
“FFV completely understands that some applicants can not be fully compliant on all fronts on day one. So it comes down to a balance between being financially viable off the field and competitive on the pitch, and I would say that a logical approach would be to operate between their means from the outset of their application and then build momentum over the coming years.”

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5 August 2013 – UPDATE No: 3

To All Clubs & Co-Signatories – Release to Media & FFV

An update on where we currently stand in the design of a new NPLV model in our state.

'FFA encourages all parties to work for the good of the game in Victoria. In any change
process, issues will arise, but as we've seen in other states these matters can be best
resolved without the intervention of FFA.' David Gallop FFA CEO 2 Aug 2013

We are aware that the FFV is separately contacting the clubs which have withdrawn from the EOI process
and is seeking to have them re-join the application process in many cases by misinforming these clubs about
what has recently occurred.

Should the FFV contact you, please refer them back to myself &/or Tom. This strategy is designed to split the
strength of the clubs working together.

We would like to welcome the following co-signatory clubs withdrawing from the NPLV process.
- Avondale Heights
- Hume United

We’d like to commend all of the 47 clubs/associations for taking the difficult but principled decision to stand together and try and achieve a successful NPL model for Victoria. It’s not only a historic stand, but such a vast number of clubs representing a cross section of Victorian football demonstrates that the concerns that we all hold for the current model are valid and justifies our stance.

The FFV induced many of us in submitting an EOI on the basis that our concerns with the proposed model would be addressed by way of a proper consultation process before applications closed. We subsequently found out that the FFV had no intention of changing anything.

The FFV’s latest move in response to our action asking clubs to submit ‘non-compliant’ bids should they wish to do so, smacks of desperation, division within the FFV itself, is legally questionable and leaves the EOI and application process in tatters.

So how exactly will they compare equally the "dozen clubs/consortia" they claim are left in the process (from initially 45) with the non-compliant bids from other clubs? This is ridiculously inept, the whole process has been farcical.

FFV NPLV Licence Agreement

We have attached the FFV NPLV Licence Agreement for the few remaining clubs in the EOI process to re-read and advise their members about what is expected in the current model.

There are many provisions in the FFV Licence Agreement document that are alarming.

For Instance:
 Bank Guarantees
 Commercial Rights
 Intellectual Property
 Indemnities
 Termination

There are many other concerning provisions which no doubt you will identify for yourselves. Clubs and members need to obtain their own legal advice on the terms of the Licence Agreement before deciding whether to proceed.

Our United position on the NPLV
1. We are all committed to a successful NPLV model rollout in 2014 which works for both community and NPL clubs
2. The NPLV should be financially viable for all clubs. The clubs’ concern about the proposed NPLV model is that it is not financially viable.
3. That the NPLV be introduced after proper consultation with the clubs and after taking genuine account of their concerns.
4. To date the FFV has not properly consulted the clubs but rather has merely informed us of how its proposed model will operate. Even the peak Council body that represents all councils, Parks Leisure Australia, in a letter attached to all clubs last Monday made reference and supported all of these similar concerns about the FFV's approach and failure to properly consult.
5. We are united and determined to work for the good of the game in Victoria. It is unprecedented in Australia that 47 clubs/association have come together in a united way
6. No one can reasonably argue that the NPLV could proceed viably, let alone succeed, without the participation of the top 30-40 clubs in Victoria at all levels: Men, Women, Junior Boys and Girls
7. The 47 clubs are all run by volunteers who have no personal financial interest in any of these issues and are working for a viable NPLV model. The contribution and legacy of all these clubs, large, small and everything in between, should be recognised, respected and preserved. That will not happen under the proposed model.

It's disappointing that we need take to task the organisation that we fund, but we will succeed and do so in readiness for a new NPLV model in 2014.

See you all on the 26 Aug 7pm, there we will discuss and agree on a resolution which we will put jointly to the FFV.

Next Steps

1. The co-signatory clubs will call upon the FFV to halt the current NPLV process, by Wednesday 7 August 2013.

2. If this does not occur, South Melbourne Football Club will lead a court application by a number of willing clubs, to suspend the current NPLV process.

3. All the co-signatory clubs will convene on Monday 26 August 2013 to agree on the minimum requirements to be contained for the “NEW NPLV” model for 2014. It is intended that after this meeting we will consult with the FFV in relation to the implementation of the new model.

4. We advise those clubs considering withdrawing from the Current NPLV process to submit
their letter of support to the group.

These clubs/associations have publicly withdrawn from the NPLV process and/or submitted statements to the co-signatory group and formally to the FFV.

Bentleigh Greens Box Hill United South Melbourne Womens Dandenong Thunder Fawkner Blues Sandringham Womens
Northcote City Heidelberg United Box Hill United Womens Oakleigh Cannons Moreland Zebras Heidelberg United Womens Pascoe Vale North Geelong Warriors Bundoora United Womens Port Melbourne Sharks Gippsland Soccer Assoc. Ashburton United Womens South Melbourne Bundoora United Altona City Womens Southern Stars Altona Magic Casey Comets Womens Green Gully Cavaliers St Albans Saints Preston Lions Womens Hume City Western Suburbs Cairnlea Womens Melbourne Knights Peninsula Strikers Seaford United Langwarrin Collingwood City Malvern City Fawkner Cairnlea Kingston City Preston Lions Sporting Whittlesea Waverley Wanderers Avondale Heights Whittlesea United Northern Roosters FC Clifton Hill Hume United



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South Melbourne board member Tom Kalas said: ''We are all committed to a successful NPLV model rollout in 2014 which works for both community and NPL clubs. [Our] concern about the proposed NPLV model is that it is not financially viable.'

Somebody had better explain this to Bulleen Lions because its currently not getting through to them

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TheSelectFew wrote:
I'm surprised at Sunshine.


they've got cash to throw down the drain when the sale of Chaplain finally happens
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Don't know if this is one of the biggest bounces ever, but reading the prediction on the outcomes pretty much stop on.

PPS the player point system is a joke and holding back the playing level and youth advancement.
Having no Domestic Transfer System is a disaster.





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same shit different day.
So sad and frustrating our game can't get anything in motion for the better but smokes/mirrors and talk.....


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Any chance of the State league fixtures being released?
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