At our inaugural meeting on 20 March 2017 attended by more than 100 NPL clubs, we agreed to six key objectives with implementation timeframes from 'immediate' to long-term. They are:
Pursue representation at the FFA Congress;
Develop a model for a Second Division to be implemented by the earliest in the 2018-2019 season, with a timeline and plan for its full integration with the A-League including eventual promotion and relegation;
Investigate opportunities for reductions to operating costs and increases to revenue and revenue streams to ensure financial viability while reducing the cost of junior participation at this level;
Review and propose changes to the finance model and competition structure to unlock revenue streams and ensure compensation for players it develops is fair and readily secured;
Build relationships at national, state and local levels in respect of facilities, sponsorship, grants and commercial opportunities; and
Facilitate knowledge-sharing among its members through networking and sharing of information.