Football Queensland has confirmed changes to the squad rules in PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland female competitions for the 2016 season.
The announced changes will see the previous Senior Women’s and Youth Women’s squads effectively merged at all PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland clubs for the upcoming season.
The format of the Under 13 Girls and Under 15 Girls age groups will remain unchanged for the 2016 season.
The new squad rules are designed to further concentrate the talent in Queensland’s elite Women’s club competition and further strengthen the PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland’s role as a development pathway to the Westfield W-League.
Under the new rules, the PlayStation 4 NPL Queensland Women’s Competition will comprise 12 Clubs, with each squad predominantly constituting players aged under 20. Five players aged 20 or over will be allowed in each squad, ensuring that the player development pathway continues for those on the verge of the Westfield W-League.