2022 will be the inaugural year of the Shire Premier League competition which will be the top level of community football for men and women in the Sutherland Shire. The introduction of the Shire Premier League Men’s and Women’s will replace the current All Age 1s (AL1) and Senior Women’s A (SWA) competitions.
How will it work?
- The Premier League Men’s (PLM) will be based on Clubs having a First Grade and Reverse Grade with squads of 36 players.
- The Premier League Women’s (PLW) will have a First Grade only with a squad of up to 20 players.
This new competition will set the stage for quality football for both women and men being played on our home fields throughout the whole weekend that we can all be proud of!
How will GUFC be involved?
With the introduction of the SPL we are excited that GUFC will have the largest representation in the SPL with 2 men’s (1st and reserve grade) and 2 women’s teams participating. No other clubs are fielding 4 teams and it is something GUFC is very proud of in the 1st year of the competition.
We are one of the largest clubs in the shire entering both SPL competitions with a majority home grown players and it puts us back where we belong, in the top senior competitions and doing it with GUFC players showing our younger players there is now a pathway to the top competitions through GUFC.
Our reining SWA premiers and very strong W21A side moving up to the SPL to form our two teams.
We have combined two of our highest graded teams from AL2 and AL3 into a single squad.
We are very proud that we have such a large pool of talented players to select from many of who are long term Giants with already 5, 10, 15 and 20 years of playing experience at the club.
Introducing the NEW GUFC SPL Kit
When the competition kicks off in March our four SPL teams will be stepping onto the field in style kitted out in our NEW Home and Away strips. Take a look at the fresh new look below and let us know what you think on our social media!
Home Socks Away Socks
When are the games?
The first round of the Shire Premier League begins on 20 March when our Women’s 1 and 2 teams will be in action. Our Men’s 1st Grade and Reserve teams have a bye in the first week of the competition so will kick off their season the following week on 27 March vs Kirrawee.
View the full season fixtures HERE
Support our Giants!
The SPL program would not be possible without the leadership of Gary Wall, our Shire Premier League Delegate and the GUFC committee for their full and dedicated support, thank you to all involved.
If you get a chance come up to Gymea Oval on a game day/night and cheer them on! We are lucky to have the best support, facilities and atmosphere in the Shire including our canteen and the famous Boomerang Bar. The SPL squads like all GUFC members, can’t wait for the season to start!