PS4 NPL Victoria Round 1 Preview

The PlayStation 4 NPL Victoria 2016 Season kicks off tonight with matches stretching across five days of football action.

Victoria will be the first PS4 NPL competition to kick off in Australia, with the match between Oakleigh Cannons and Port Melbourne Sharks at Jack Edwards Reserve at 8:30pm.

Victoria will feature in exciting new PS4 NPL initiatives this season including a revamped national finals series and the launch of the PS4 Player Pathway Award.

The PS4 Player Pathway Award will give 24 aspiring footballers aged 16-20 around Australia a shot at a professional career by unearthing PS4 NPL talent and elevating the Hyundai A-League stars of tomorrow.

“The PS4 NPL is widely recognised as the engine room for the future of professional league football in Australia," Managing Director of Sony Computer Entertainment Australia Michael Ephraim said.

"By introducing the PS4 Player Pathway Award we are offering another opportunity for players who have missed selection through traditional routes to follow their dreams into the A-League."

Further details will be outlined by Football Federation Australia in the PS4 NPL national launch held today, Thursday February 18, 2016.

Representatives from the 2015 premier and champion teams of PS4 NPL Victoria and PS4 NPL 2 Victoria joined their counterparts from Hyundai A-League affiliated PS4 NPL clubs Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City at Lakeside Stadium to launch the new Victorian season.

CLICK HERE to watch a brief summary of the launch and hear more from players Joey Katebian (Melbourne Victory), Wade Dekker (Melbourne City), Michael Eagar (South Melbourne), Ross Archibald (Bentleigh Greens) and Peter Sawan (Richmond SC) via the FFV Podcast presented by Sportsmart.

SQUADS - See deadline day squads for all teams at

PlayStation 4 NPL Victoria Round 1

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Oakleigh Cannons v Port Melbourne Sharks
8:30pm, Thursday February 18, 2016
Jack Edwards Reserve, Oakleigh
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Pascoe Vale v Avondale FC
8:15pm, Friday February 19, 2016
CB Smith Reserve, Fawkner
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Bentleigh Greens v FC Bulleen Lions
8:15pm, Friday February 19, 2016
Kingston Heath Soccer Complex, Cheltenham
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Melbourne Knights v Green Gully
8:30pm, Friday February 19, 2016
Knights Stadium, Sunshine
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Melbourne Victory v Northcote City
3:00pm, Saturday February 20, 2016
Epping Stadium, Epping
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Hume City v Richmond SC
7:00pm, Saturday February 20, 2016
ABD Stadium, Broadmeadows Valley Park, Broadmeadows
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South Melbourne v Heidelberg United
6:00pm, Sunday February 21, 2016
Lakeside Stadium, Albert Park
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Click here for PS4 NPL 2 Victoria East and West Round 1 fixtures.

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