NPLV licenses announced

FOOTBALL Federation Victoria has announced 30 National Premier Leagues licences for the 2014 season.

Avondale Heights, Ballarat Red Devils, Bendigo Amateur Soccer League, Bentleigh Greens, Box Hill United, Brunswick City, Dandenong City, Dandenong Thunder, Eastern Lions, FC Bulleen Lions, Goulburn Valley Suns, Green Gully Cavaliers, Heidelberg United, Hume City, Kingston City, Melbourne Knights, Moreland Zebras, North Geelong Warriors, Northcote City, Oakleigh Cannons, Pascoe Vale, Port Melbourne Sharks, Richmond, South Melbourne, Springvale White Eagles, St Albans Saints, Sunshine George Cross, Surf Coast, Werribee City and Whittlesea Ranges were the franchises selected.

All will be required to confirm their participation by returning a signed licence agreement to FFV by 5pm on Wednesday 19 February.

FFV will also offer a licence to Eastern Jets and Border FC to start in the 2015 season.

The competition structure will be announced this week, with fixtures to be released on Wednesday 26 February and NPL rules of competition on Tuesday 4 March.

FFV has appointed Liam Bentley, its former competitions manager, as the head of NPL Victoria.

Gippsland elected not to apply for a license.