Youth League fixture confirmed

Football Federation Australia (FFA) has officially released the Foxtel National Youth League 2013/14 Season Draw, as Melbourne Victory prepares for another tilt at the NYL Championship.

Football Federation Australia (FFA) has officially released the Foxtel National Youth League 2013/14 Season Draw, as Melbourne Victory prepares for another tilt at the NYL Championship.

Melbourne Victory's NYL side, led by coach Darren Davies, will this year play its home games at Lakeside Stadium.

This year's fixture also includes a curtain-raiser in December at AAMI Park, prior to our Hyundai A-League clash with Newcastle Jets, giving fans more opportunities to see our youth side in action.

The 18-round season will commence on Saturday 26 October when Brisbane Roar host Melbourne Victory at Goodwin Park, Brisbane.

Another significant match-up will occur on the Australia Day Public Holiday when Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC go head-to-head in the Big Blue at Lakeside Stadium.

The Head of the Foxtel National Youth League, Damien de Bohun, said that the Foxtel National Youth League is a critical part of the elite player pathway into the Hyundai A-League and Australia-s National Teams.

“Since the Foxtel National Youth League competition commenced in 2008, many youth players have earned professional contracts in the Hyundai A-League or with overseas clubs,” said de Bohun.

This season is also the first that Foxtel has become the naming rights partner of the competition as part of their commitment to football development in Australia.

Foxtel-s Ben Buckley, Executive Director - Sports & Foxtel Victoria, said: “Continuing on from Foxtel-s commitment to grassroots football in Australia we are pleased to be the naming rights sponsor of the 2013/2014 National Youth League. We at Foxtel believe participation in sport is a vital part of the Australian culture and we think we have an important role to play inspiring a new generation of football fans and players.”

There will also be six double headers between the Foxtel National Youth League and Westfield W-League throughout the season.

The final round of the Foxtel National Youth League will be played on the weekend of 1-2 March 2014

With no Finals Series for the competition, the team that finishes at the top of the table after 18 rounds will be crowned the Foxtel National Youth League Premiers.

You can see the Foxtel National Youth League 2013/14 Season Draw in its entirety by clicking here