National Premier Leagues (NPL) is the preferred and most recognised pathway to becoming a professional footballer in Australia. It is the second tier of Football that underpins the national A-League competition.
Nationally there are only 134 NPL football clubs. In Victoria there are 34 clubs including A-League clubs Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City.
Murray United has 8 teams competing in the FFV National Premier Leagues (NPL) Competition – U12 BOYS, U13 BOYS, U14 BOYS, U15 BOYS, U16 BOYS, U18 MEN, U20 MEN, and SENIOR MEN. We are also fully accredited and licenced to run the Skill Acquisition Program (SAP) for boys up to under 11 and girls up to u12 as foundation for NPL.
To ensure talented female players in regional areas still have the opportunity to access the NPL pathway, players in regions without WNPL representation are permitted to play down one age group for the regional NPL boys team.