PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues - Women's Club Licensing Criteria

 
PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues - Women's Club Licensing Criteria
  Ref   Criteria                                    2016                                      2017                                       2018
                                   The PlayStation 4 National Premier Leagues - Women's Club Licensing Criteria is applicable to any club wishing to
   1    Teams
                                   participate in elite state-based competitions.
   2    Youth Development
                                   In order to be licensed to participate in such competitions, a club must at a minimum meet various mandatory criteria. It
   3    Coaching                   is intended that this criteria would apply for seasons commencing in 2016. In certain limited cases, a Member Federation
                                   may seek FFA approval to phase in compliance over the four year period.
   4    Governance
                                   It is planned that the minimum standards required to enter the competitions will increase over time. Should a club meet
   5    Finance                    future criteria ahead of time, FFA and the Member Federation would seek to recognise and publicise this on behalf of
                                   clubs . It is expected that criteria will need to be adjusted on an annual basis by FFA.
   6    Facilities
                                   The areas covered in the criteria are listed to the left. Compliance with the criteria would be the primary responsibility of
   7    Organisational Structure   the Member Federation with oversight on some matters provided by FFA.

   8    Membership Protection

   9    Medical

  10    Reporting

13 May 2015
TEAMS

Ref   Requirement                              Mandatory / Flexible                   2016                                     2017                                       2018
1.1   Team Composition (Senior Women's, U18, Mandatory                The club must field a Senior Women's, U18, U15 and U13 team. These teams are required to participate in the highest level of
      U15, U13)                                                       competition available within the Member Federation's jurisdiction. The Senior Women's team must operate in accordance
                                                                      with the regulations pertaining to the Player Points System at 1.3.

1.2   Team Composition (Reserves/U19, U16,   Flexible                 Subject to sufficiency of playing numbers, a MF may introduce a Reserves (or U19) and U16, U14 and U12 competition.
      U14, U12)

1.3   Player Points System                   Flexible                 A minimum requirement of any accredited club is that the selection of its Senior Women's Team be made in alignment with
                                                                      the regulated Player Points System or Player Composition Roster as determined by FFA and its Member Federation.

1.4   FFA/Member Federation Pathway          Mandatory                A club must release any player who has been selected for participation in the official FFA/Member Federation Talented Player
                                                                      Pathway (e.g. W-League, NTC etc).
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
                                    Mandatory/
Ref Requirement                                                         2016                                              2017                                                  2018                                                      2019
                                      Flexible
2.1 Youth Training Plan            Mandatory        Documented Youth Training Plan in place        Documented Youth Training Plan in place which        Documented Youth Training Plan in place which         Documented Youth Training Plan in place which in high
                                                    which outlines in some detail club mission,    outlines in some detail club mission, vision and     broadly outlines the club mission, vision and goals   detail outlines the club mission, vision and goals regarding
                                                    vision and goals regarding youth training (    goals regarding youth training ( U18, U15 and        regarding youth training. The plan also outlines the youth training. The plan also outlines the clubs recruitment
                                                    U18, U15 and U13). Work with FFV Female        U13). The plan also outlines the clubs recruitment   clubs recruitment policy and SAP Foundation plan.     policy and SAP Plan. The plan also outlines the schedule to
                                                    Development Officer to implement a Girls SAP   policy and a SAP Foundation plan                     The plan also includes broad plans for amateur club deliver the coaching clinics and community courses in
                                                    plan for 10-13 years for the community base                                                         and district/zone service, support and integration in 2019.
                                                                                                                                                        2018
2.2 Amateur Club Service &         Flexible 2016,   The Club delivers a SAP Foundation program servicing players from Neighbouring clubs                The Club delivers a SAP Foundation program servicing players from Neighbouring clubs plus hosts a grassroots
    Support                        Mandatory -                                                                                                          and Community courses at their club servicing coaches from Neighbouring clubs
                                   2017 onwards
2.3 Regional (i.e.,                Flexible         Where applicable (i.e., where a club is based in a District/Zone/Association), the club has a documented formal Regional Affiliation Agreement in place   Where applicable (i.e., where a club is based in a
    District/Zone/Association)                      broadly defining how the Region and the Club will work together in the area of Youth Development                                                          District/Zone/Association), the club has a documented
    Affiliation                                                                                                                                                                                               formal Regional Affiliation Agreement in place defining in
                                                                                                                                                                                                              high detail how the Region and the Club will work together
                                                                                                                                                                                                              in the area of Youth Development

2.4 Liaison with State Technical   Mandatory        FFV will work with the WNPL Club Technical     The Club Technical Director implements the           The Club Technical Director implements the agreed     The Club Technical Director implements the agreed Youth
    Director                                        Director to implement a Club Youth             agreed Youth Development Plan which has been         Youth Development Plan which has been endorsed        Development Plan which has been endorsed by the State
                                                    Development Plan and Coaching plan based       endorsed by the State Technical Director. The        by the State Technical Director. The Club Technical   Technical Director. The Club Technical Director ensures
                                                    around the FFA National Curriculum, club TD    Club Technical Director ensures that the coaching    Director ensures that the coaching program is         that the coaching program is delivered, and maintains the
                                                    will be required to complete the FFV youth     program is delivered, and maintains the              delivered, and maintains the appropriate records      appropriate records which will form the basis of the annual
                                                    Development report. Youth Training plans       appropriate records which will form the basis of     which will form the basis of the annual audit. The    audit. The State TD will undertake 2 inspections and
                                                    must be submitted prior to the year of         the annual audit. The State TD will undertakean      State TD will undertake 2 inspections and outline     outline areas that need to be addressed by the start of the
                                                    implementation for approval.                   inspection and outline areas that need to be         areas that need to be addressed by the start of the   2020 season.
                                                                                                   addressed by the start of the 2018 season.           2019 season.

2.5 Application of National        Mandatory        Application of the National Curriculum
    Curriculum
2.6 Transparency of Fees           Mandatory        The Club must advise the Member Federation of the estimated costs, by type, incurred per season for each age group / team. The cost breakdown should also outline the component of fees which represents
                                                    profit to the club. The fee structure must be reported to the Member Federation and FFA for approval on an annual basis in accordance with Section 10. The Member Federation or FFA may publically advertise
                                                    club fees centrally to facilitate easier comparison by consumers/parents/etc. In accordance with Section 10, the Member Federation or FFA will have the ability to require the Club to re-set fees if they are
                                                    determined to be unreasonable.
2.7 Training Program Duration      Mandatory        Training program for the Under 13, Under 15 Training program for the Under 13, Under 15 and Under 18 Squads for a minimum duration of 8 months Training program for the Under 13, Under 15 and Under
                                                    and Under 18 Squads for a minimum duration                                                                                                         18 Squads for a minimum duration of 9 months
                                                    of 7 months
2.8 SAP                            Flexible 2016,    The WNPL club working with FFV to conduct a minimum of 1 Girls only SAP Foundation 12 week     The WNPL club working with FFV to conduct a    The WNPL club working with FFV to conduct a , Girls only
                                   Mandatory -                                       program of 2 sessions a week                                 Summer and Winter, Girls only SAP Foundation 14 SAP Foundation 14 week program of 2 sessions a week for
                                   2017 onwards                                                                                                          week program of 2 sessions a week                   Under 11 and Under 13 age groups
WNPL COACHING RECOMMENDATIONS
                                       Mandatory /
Ref     Requirement                                                        2016                                        2017                                       2018                                       2019                                         2020
                                         Flexible
3.1     Technical Director            Mandatory           The Technical Director ( male or        The Technical Director must attend a B -      A male Technical Director must hold a B- A male Technical Director must attend a A male Technical Director must hold a 'new'
                                                          female ) must hold a C-Licence          Licence (if male) must hold a C-Licence (if   Licence and a female Technical Director 'new' A-Licence and a female Technical A-Licence and a female Technical Director
                                                                                                  female)                                       must attend a B-Licence                  Director must hold a B-Licence          must attend a 'new' A-Licence

3.2     Senior Women's Team Coach     Mandatory           The Head Coach (if male) must be an     The Head Coach must attend a B -Licence (if     The Head Coach (if male) must hold a B-Licence or (if female) hold a C-Licence     A male Head Coach must attend a 'new' A-
                                                          accredited Senior C -Licence coach or   male) or completed a Senior C-Licence (if                            and attended a B.Licence by 2019                              Licence and a female Head Coach must hold
                                                          (if female) have attend a C-Licence     female)                                                                                                                            a B-Licence
                                                          course in 2016 and hold a senior
                                                          certificate
3.3     Senior Women's Team           Mandatory           The Assistant Coach must hold a         The Assistant Coach must hold a Senior         The Assistant Coach must hold a Senior The Assistant Coach must hold a Senior The Assistant Coach must hold a Senior C-
        Assistant Coach                                   Senior Certificate                      Certificate (if female) or hold a Senior C     C-Licence (if female) or attend a a B- C-Licence (if female) or attend a a B-     Licence (if female) or hold a B-License (if
                                                                                                  License (if male)                              License (if male)                      License (if male)                          male)
3.4     Senior Women's Team           Mandatory           Community Goalkeeper licence                                           Community Goalkeeper licence                                                                 GK FFA Level 1
        Goalkeeping Coach
3.5     Under 18 Women's Head         Mandatory           The Head Coach must hold a Game         The Head Coach ( Male or Female )must         The Head Coach must attend a Senior or     The Head must hold a Youth or a Senior The Assistant Coach must hold a Senior C-
        Coach                                             training or a Senior Certificate        attend or have completed a Senior or Youth    Youth C. Licence (if female) or            C-Licence (if female) or attend a a B- Licence (if female) or hold a B-License (if
                                                                                                  C License                                     completed a Youth or Senior C License      License (if male)                      male)
                                                                                                                                                (if male)
3.6     Under 18 Assistant Coach      Flexible 2016-17/ The Assistant Coach must hold a Game         The Assistant Coach must hold a Senior Certificate (if female) or attend a Youth or   The Assistant Coach must hold a Senior The Assistant Coach must hold a Senior C-
                                      Mandatory 2018 training or a Senior Certificate                                           Senior C License (if male)                                 C-Licence (if female) or attend a a B-     Licence (if female) or hold a B-License (if
                                                                                                                                                                                           License (if male)                          male)
3.7     Under 18 Goalkeeping Coach    Mandatory           Community Goalkeeper licence            Have completed a Community Goalkeepers Licence in 2016 or earlier                                                              GK FFA Level 1
3.8     Under 15 Game Training Coach Mandatory            The G.T. Coach must hold a Game         The G.T. Coach must hold a Game Training       The G.T. Coach (Male or Female) must      The G.T. Coach (Male or Female) must hold a Youth C Licence
                                                          Training Certificate                    Certificate (if female) or Youth C Licence (if hold a Youth C Licence
                                                                                                  male)
3.9     Under 15 G.T. Assistant Coach Flexible 2016-17/ The assistant G.T. Coach must hold a      The U15 Assistant Coach must hold a Game Training Certificate                            The U15 Assistant Coach must attend a     The U15 Assistant Coach must have
                                      Mandatory 2018 Game Training Certificate                                                                                                             Youth C Licence                           completed a Youth C Licence

3.10    Under 15 G.T. Goalkeeping     Mandatory           Community Goalkeeper licence                                         Community Goalkeeper licence                                                            Community Goalkeeper licence
        Coach
3.11    Under 13 Skill Acquisition    Mandatory           The S.A.. Coach must hold a Skill       TheS.A. Coach must hold a Skill Training       The S.A.. Coach (Male or Female) must     The S.A.. Coach (Male or Female) must hold a Youth C Licence
        Coach                                             Acquisition Certificate                 Certificate (if female) or Youth C Licence (if hold a Youth C Licence
                                                                                                  male)
3.12    Under 13 S.A. Assistant Coach Flexible 2016-17/                                           The U13 Assistant Coach must hold a Skill Training Certificate .                         The U13 Assistant Coach must attend a Youth C Licence
                                      Mandatory 2018

3.13    Under 13 S.A. Goalkeeping     Flexible 2016-17/ Community Goalkeeper licence                                           Community Goalkeeper licence                                                            Community Goalkeeper licence
        Coach                         Mandatory 2018

 NOTE: It is assumed that coaches holding a licence in excess of that required must be accredited and will therefore be familiar with the NFC
GOVERNANCE
Ref   Requirement                Mandatory / Flexible                2016                             2017                                                             2018
4.1   Membership               Mandatory                The club must ensure that all its key stakeholders are recognised as Members under its Constitution, including registered players, coaches, administrators and
                                                        volunteers.
4.2   Business Plan            Mandatory                The club develops a detailed  The club develops a detailed annual Business Plan and a broader long-term plan (3 years) which clearly outlines measurable
                                                        annual Business Plan which    KPIs and which is prepared by management and approved by the Board of the Club.
                                                        clearly outlines measurable
                                                        KPIs and which is prepared by
                                                        management and approved by
                                                        the Board of the Club.

4.3   Public Forums            Mandatory                The Club hosts one annual Public Forum inviting parents,         The Clubs hosts a Public Forum 2 per calendar year inviting parents, players, members,
                                                        players, members, sponsors, etc to be presented Club             sponsors, etc to be presented Club strategies and to discuss ways to provide greater value to
                                                        strategies and to discuss ways to provide greater value to       relevant stakeholders. Issues and feedback are documented and incorporated in the club's
                                                        relevant stakeholders. For the avoidance of doubt the Public     strategic planning process. For the avoidance of doubt the Public Forum is separate to the Club
                                                        Forum is separate to the Club AGM.                               AGM.

4.4   Intermediaries (player   Mandatory                The Directors of the Club must submit, on an annual basis, a Statutory Declaration confirming the existence and terms of any contractual, financial or other
      agents)                                           relationship with any intermediaries (including player agents).
4.5   Private Academies        Mandatory                The Directors of the Club must submit, on an annual basis, a Statutory Declaration confirming there are no contractual, financial or other relationships with a
                                                        Private Academy

4.6   National Registration  Mandatory                  The club must comply, at all times, with FFA's National Registration Regulations
      Regulations
4.7   Annual General Meeting Mandatory                  The club must hold an Annual General Meeting in accordance with applicable law at which all Members shall attend and be entitled to speak.

4.8   Board Diversity          Flexible (but strongly     Club Board should have at least Club Board should have at       Club Board should have at least 40% female representation
                               recommended)               20% female representation       least 30% female
                                                                                          representation
4.9   Women's Committee        Mandatory for Men's NPL Recommend a women's committee may be a useful way of overseeing the women's leagues and teams. The chair of this Committee, and at least one other
                               Licence Holders & Flexible member of this committee, should sit on the club Board (in circumstances where the Committee and the Board are separate).
                               for other applicants (but
                               strongly recommended)
FINANCE

Ref   Requirement                      Mandatory / Flexible                  2016                               2017                             2018

5.1   Financial Records             Mandatory                 The Club must maintain financial records in the form and nature required under Australian law.

5.2   Annual Financial Statements   Mandatory                 The Club must prepared annual financial statements in accordance with Australian Accounting
                                                              Standards (including a balance sheet, profit and loss statement and statement of cash flow).

5.3   Inspection of Financial Records Mandatory               The Club must make available to the Member Federation or FFA any financial information
                                                              requested within 3 days of receiving notice of an inspection.

5.4   Accounting Systems            Mandatory                 The Club must maintain accounting systems to enable it to properly maintain its financial records.

5.5   Training Compensation         Mandatory                 Clubs will be entitled to solidarity contribution in accordance with FIFA regulations
FACILITIES

Ref   Requirement            Mandatory / Flexible               2016                             2017                            2018

6.1   Local Government   Flexible                   The Club must present, on an annual basis, its facilities plan to Local Government and
                                                    obtain written confirmation from the LGA that it has acknowledged the plan

6.2   Alignment with    Mandatory                   The Club must have regard for the Member Federation's overall facilities strategy for its
      Member Federation                             jurisdiction when developing its facilities plan. Member Federations will provide advice to
      Facility Strategy                             the Club when considering the Club's Facilities Plan as required under 6.1

6.3   Stadium & Training Mandatory                  The Club must comply with the specific stadium and training site infrastructure
      Sites                                         requirements determined by governing Member Federations. (Note that FFA will seek to
                                                    establish nationally consistent facility standards in the medium term - these standards will
                                                    be introduced in revised licensing criteria in the future).
6.4   Female match       Flexible (but strongly     Where possible, the Senior Women's team should play on a pitch at least equivalent to the
      venues             recommended)               class or standard used by the Men's U20 team.
ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE
Ref   Requirement        Mandatory / Flexible               2016                          2017                         2018
7.1   Organisational   Mandatory                The Club shall document its management structure to include position titles, positions
      Structure                                 descriptions and the name of staff filling such positions. The documented
                                                management structure should be submitted to the Member Federation before the
                                                commencement of each season (refer Section 10 for reporting obligations). At a
                                                minimum, the club must prepare the above documentation for the positions of
                                                General Manager, Treasurer, Media, Marketing, Child Protection managers as well as
                                                all coaching/technical staff. Clubs must ensure that these positions are allocated to
                                                individuals involved in an official capacity at the club as a minimum.
MEMBERSHIP PROTECTION
Ref   Requirement           Mandatory / Flexible           2016                      2017                        2018
8.1   FFA Member          Mandatory                The Club must adhere to the FFA Member Protection Policy.
      Protection Policy

8.2   Child Protection    Mandatory                Club personnel must abide by the relevant Child Protection legislation in each
      Legislation                                  State/Territory including any specific checks that may be required.
MEDICAL
Ref   Requirement     Mandatory / Flexible                  2016                                 2017                                     2018
9.1   Coverage      Mandatory                L2 Sports trainer (Senior          L2 Sports Trainer (top team, reserves, Physiotherapist (top team)
                                             Women's team)                      U18)                       L1 Sports   L2 Sports Trainer (U18)
                                             L1 Sports Trainer (U18)            trainer (youth: U15 and under)         L1 Sports Trainer (youth: U15 and under)
                                             First Aider (youth: U15 and
                                             under)
9.2   Supplies      Mandatory                First Aid/strapping (Senior        First Aid/strapping (all teams)       First Aid/strapping (all teams)
                                             Women's team, U18)
                                             First Aid (youth: U15 and under)

9.3   Facilities    Mandatory                Treatment table under cover at Designated treatment facility/room at     Designated treatment facility/room at
                                             training/matches (all teams)   training/matches (top team, reserves,     training/matches (top team, reserves,
                                                                            U18) Treatment table under cover at       U18). Treatment table under cover at
                                                                            training/matches (youth: U15 and          training/matches (youth: U15 and
                                                                            under)                                    under)
9.4   Strategy      Mandatory                Dr "on call" for games (Senior Dr "on call" for games (Senior            Dr "on call" for games (Senior Women's
                                             Women's team). Phone access to Women's team). Phone access to            team). Phone access to physiotherapist
                                             physiotherapist during         physiotherapist during training/games     during training/games when
                                             training/games when            when physiotherapist is not present       physiotherapist is not present (Senior
                                             physiotherapist is not present (Senior Women's team, U18). Access        Women's team, U18). Access to
                                             (Senior Women's team, U18).    to physiotherapy clinic (youth: U15       physiotherapy clinic (youth: U15 and
                                             Access to physiotherapy clinic and under). Club Physiotherapist          under). Club Physiotherapist appointed
                                             (youth: U15 and under)         appointed to oversee coverage for all     to oversee coverage for all teams. Club
                                                                            teams.                                    Physiotherapist to regularly review injury
                                                                                                                      management and return to play.
REPORTING
Ref    Requirement           Mandatory / Flexible               2016                        2017                                2018
10.1   Club Annual Report Flexible                  The Club shall prepare an annual report which summarises the activities undertaken in all areas of
                                                    the club, the successes achieved and areas for further development. The report shall be submitted
                                                    to the Member Federation no later than 20 working days after the Grand Final (or final match) of
                                                    the competition that season. For integrated clubs, the Club Annual Report must contain a specific
                                                    section on women's football.

10.2   Technical Director's Mandatory               The Club Technical Director  The Club Technical Director shall prepared a report containing an
       Report                                       shall prepared a report      assessment of the training programs conducted across each youth
                                                    containing an assessment of  team. The report will also provide an assessment of talented players
                                                    the training programs        applying assessment criteria determined by the State Technical
                                                    conducted across each youth  Director. The frequency of the report shall accord with requirement 2.4
                                                    team. This report shall be
                                                                                 and be submitted to the Member Federation no later than 20 working
                                                    presented to the state
                                                                                 days after the Grand Final (or final match) of the competition that
                                                    technical director for
                                                                                 season. For integrated clubs, the Club TD Report must contain a specific
                                                    discussion.
                                                                                 section on women's football.
10.3   Financial Reporting Mandatory                The club shall submit its annual audited financial statements within 4 months of the end of the
                                                    Club's financial year.

10.4   Fee Report         Mandatory                 In accordance with Criteria 2.6, the club shall submit a report on an annual basis outlining its
                                                    proposed player fees for the year. The report shall contain a breakdown of the costs incurred in
                                                    delivering the programs and will be assessed by the Member Federation and FFA for their
                                                    reasonableness. Both FFA and the Member Federation shall have the power to require the club to
                                                    validate information contained in the report or to require the club to revises its proposed fees. The
                                                    report must be endorsed by the Member Federation and FFA. The fee report must be submitted by
                                                    31 December each year in respect of the following year's season.
Competition Structure
Competition Structure                                 Board Resolution

                                                      The number of applicants awarded a participation licence for WNPL in 2016 be capped at 8, with provision for additional participation licence(s) to
Number of Clubs                                       be awarded in 2017 and beyond in circumstances where the applicant(s) meets the relevant application criteria and female participation numbers
                                                                                                            in Victoria support such expansion.

                                                      A Player Composition Roster be introduced for WNPL senior competition in 2016 to regulate categories including Youth Players, Overage Players,
Player Roster Composition (Player Points System)
                                                                                                  Matildas Players, W-League Players and Visa Players.

                                                       The initial license period for WNPL Clubs be 3 years; and those Clubs which are granted a licence cannot be relegated from WNPL competition in
Promotion & Relegation (Pariticpation Licence Term)
                                                                                                     the first 3 years for on-field performance issues alone.

Semi-Professional v Amatuer Status                                             The Victorian WNPL Competition maintain amateur status for the initial licence period (3 years).

                                                        WNPL Clubs be allowed to field 5 girls and 4 boys MiniRoos teams in FFV competitions in any given year, with a cap to be placed on the annual
MiniRoos
                                                                                                           registration fee for any MiniRoos player.

                                                            That community clubs granted a WNPL licence be allowed to create a separate community club to cater for displaced players; and that
Creation of New Clubs for Displaced Players
                                                           governance and operational separation between the two entities be achieved by 30 June and 31 December of Year 1 (2016) respectively.
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