CSL Representative Football appears to have returned as Football Federation SA is pleased to announce the Interstate Club Challenge, an annual tournament launched in partnership with Football West, which will see SA’s best take on WA’s best, reviving football’s interstate rivalry.  The Interstate Club Challenge will be held in Perth during October this year, with FFSA to host the 2013 tournament.

The annual event will see FFSA’s 2012 Devine Super League Champions, Adelaide Airport Women’s Premier League Champions and the winner of a play-off between the Collegiate League Champions and Regional Champions do battle against their equivalent teams from Football West.  Both FFSA and Football West have committed funding for air travel and accommodation.

FFSA CEO Michael Carter said the initiative had been in development for a couple of months and will prove to be a rewarding venture.  “FFSA and Football West have always enjoyed a good working relationship. This annual event adds extra value to winning the relevant competitions,” he said.  Football West CEO Peter Hugg applauded the initiative and is looking forward to the annual tournament.  “We are very pleased to be able to participate in this initiative and we look forward to welcoming the three successful teams from South Australia to Perth in October later this year,” he said.  “For the relevant teams who qualify through their respective competitions, this will be a chance to both celebrate a successful season and to pit themselves against their counterparts from the other state – a new challenge that I am sure all players and teams will relish.”
“I am sure that this Interstate Challenge will be successful and will continue to grow in stature with each passing season.”

CSL Executive Committee