Men's State Leagues Update

Adjustment To Football Pyramid Due To Exit of Bendigo City FC

Football Federation Victoria was recently informed by Bendigo City FC of the club’s decision to withdraw its Men’s State Leagues (MSL) seniors and reserves from 2018 competition.

In accordance with rule 10.4.3 & 10.4.4, FFV has offered the highest finishing team which were relegated in the 2017 season, the opportunity to be reinstated into their respective leagues for the 2018 Season.

FFV made a preliminary announcement of these adjustments on Monday, January 22 and now wishes to update the football community with detailed MSL changes.

See the Men's State League pyramid here and key updates as follows:

Men's State League 1
- South Springvale reinstated to MSL 1 South-East
- FC Clifton Hill allocated to MSL 1 North-West

Men's State League 2
- Peninsula Strikers reinstated to MSL 2 South-East
- As a result of the merger between Sporting Whittlesea and Mill Park SC, the merged entity takes the highest MSL position thus, has been created and remain in the MSL 2 North-West competition under the name of Mill Park SC.

Men's State League 3
- Fawkner SC reinstated and allocated to MSL 3 North-West
- Boroondara-Carey Eagles allocated to MSL 3 South-East

Men's State League 4
- Due to the vacancy in MSL 4 created by the Sporting Whittlesea-Mill Park SC merger, Newmarket Phoenix have been reinstated and allocated to MSL 4 West
- Hampton Park United Sparrows reinstated and allocated to MSL 4 South
- East Brighton SC allocated to MSL 4 East
- Noble Park SC allocated to MSL 4 South
- Kings Domain FC allocated to MSL 4 North
- RMIT FC allocated to MSL 4 North

Men's State League 5
MSL 5 structures have been amended to reflect the following new Clubs into the 2018 structures;
- Barwon SC, Kensington City SC, West Point and Westside Strikers SC allocated to MSL 5 West
- Aspendale SC and Knox United allocated to MSL 5 South
- Alphington SC, Boronia SC, East Kew JFC and Mount Waverley City SC allocated to MSL 5 East

The FFV competitions team are working towards an initial fixture release date of Monday January 29, 2018.

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