The VAFA Board and Football Operations Department reviewed the current structure of Divisions 2, 3 and 4 and made the following changes to this season’s relegation/promotion system in a bid to ensure a competitive and fair fixture in 2017.
With the current 70-team competition, there will be 10 teams in every senior section of the VAFA next year as the changes aim to rectify the current unevenness of nine teams in Divisions 2 and 4, and 12 in Division 3.
Three teams will be relegated from Division 3 and one from Division 2, while the current two-team promotion system will remain.
General Manager, Football Operations and Umpiring, Brian Goodman, says the current system creates an imbalance over an 18 round season.
“The 10-team structure which will occur because of these changes will allow every side to play each opponent twice, creating a balanced and fair fixture,” Goodman says.
“It will also allow for a top four finals series in every senior section of the Association.”
The decision is directly aligned with the VAFA’s strategic plan to ensure a competitive balance across all sections.
|Division 2||Division 3||Division 4|
|2 Promoted to Division 1||2 Promoted to Division 2||2 Promoted to Division 3|
|1 Relegated to Division 3||3 Relegated to Division 4|