National Youth League 2016/17 season draw released

Football Federation Australia has released the draw for the Foxtel National Youth League 2016/17 season.

Following on from last season's revamped format, the competition will once again see the 10 clubs divided into two conferences; Conference A (Adelaide United, Brisbane Roar, Melbourne Victory, City and Perth Glory) and Conference B (Central Coast Mariners, FFA Centre of Excellence, Newcastle Jets, Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers).

Within each conference, teams will play each other twice over 10 rounds (four home and four away, with two byes per team).

The Foxtel National Youth League 2016/17 season will commence on the weekend of November 12-13, with the top team from each conference to meet in the Foxtel National Youth League 2017 Grand Final on the weekend of January 28-29.

Head of Hyundai A-League Greg O'Rourke said he was looking forward to the upcoming season.

"The Foxtel National Youth League has proved itself as the perfect breeding ground for future Hyundai A-League players," said O'Rourke.

"Stemming from the rich pool of talent within the PS4 National Premier League competitions around Australia, the Foxtel National Youth League competition then provides additional development for our country's best under-20 players.

"It is very encouraging to see that over the past four seasons 77 players from the Foxtel National Youth League have gone on to sign Hyundai A-League contracts.

"We are looking forward to another successful Foxtel National Youth League season which will once again showcase the best young footballers in Australia."

Victory will host the season's only double-header match with a Hyundai A-League fixture at AAMI Park on Saturday, November 26, when the youth team faces Adelaide United, before the senior team takes on Newcastle Jets.

Click here to view Victory's full Foxtel National Youth League 2016/17 season draw.