THE NATIONAL Premier League Victoria is expected go ahead in 2014 despite a court injunction restricting Football Federation Victoria from implementing their NPL model.
An announcement regarding the NPLV is expected soon after FFV missed a Football Federation Australia deadline on a decision about the competition.
FFV was ready to announce successful applicants for the 2014 NPLV in September, until they were restrained by a court order when the majority of the big clubs in the state said they would not submit an application under FFV’s model.
FFA Chief Executive David Gallop has previously said the National Premier League will be implemented across all states by 2014, but a rift with clubs saw FFV stopped by a court injunction from proceeding with their model next year.
Despite that though, the 60+ co-signatory clubs who united to fight the FFV’s NPL model, last month said they were told by the FFA to still prepare for a National Premier League next season.
The co-signatories and FFA have been working closely over the past month in preparation for the NPLV for 2014.
The FFA may take the option to take control of the NPL in Victoria and run the competition instead of the FFV and replace the FFV's model that club officials insist was never viable for local football.
The FFA are said to be unhappy with the way the FFV board has handled the NPL implementation and the saga with clubs that subsequently followed.
An announcement is expected in the coming days regarding the possible roll-out of the NPLV for next year and the fate of Football Federation Victoria.
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