We are located in the outer west of Sydney, NSW with our headquarters in Penrith, at the foot of the majestic Blue Mountains.
Football continues to be very popular in an area that has seen a tremendous growth in population over the last twenty years. With many new suburbs established and continuing to grow, the demand for sporting and recreational facilities is huge.
There are around 12,000 registered players in the district who belong to 31 affiliated clubs. In 2014 we had 1039 registered teams.
We also own Nepean Representative Footbal Club, Nepean Referees Group and Nepean Dragons Special Needs Group.
We manage competitions from under 12 to over 45’s as well as developing football for players between 5-11 years who play under the FFA Small Sided Football format (SSF).
The association conducts mixed junior competitions up to and including the Under 12 age group. From U13's and above, teams become single sex teams. Girls competitions are offered in all age groups, however, they are conducted according to the number of nominations received. In 2014 we conducted girls competitions in 2 year steps, of U10, U12, U14, U16 & U18, after that, female players progress to Ladies football.
Female player numbers continue to rise at a rapid rate each season, and may soon equal that of the mixed and/or single sex teams in some age groups. Players in a female only competition are not permitted to play in mixed teams (there are no upgrades from competition to competition) with the possible exception of cup competitions, where girls’ teams may enter the junior knockout tournaments if they wish.
Our District comprises of four local government areas. They are Penrith City Council, Blue Mountains City Council, Hawkesbury City Council & Wollondilly Shire Council. In addition to our local amateur clubs, Nepean also has very strong Representative wing managed by our representative club, Nepean FC who enter teams into State League Competitions Div. 1.
Our Governance Structure is as follows: Eight (8) Member Voluntary Management Board - elected by club delegates
Judiciary Panel - Consists of Club /Community members appoint by the board to hear disputes arising from red & yellow cards issued during matches.
Appeals Board - Appoint by the board to hear appeals relating to disciplinary committee hearings & judiciary panel decisions.
Five (5) Staff Members - Employed to manage the day to day affairs of the Association which include Accounts procedures, Competitions, Registrations, Coach & Player Development, Venue Management. Staff also provide administrative support to sub committees such as the judiciary panel, the appeals board and protests & disputes panel.
Referee services are provided by the Nepean Referees Group, a wholly owned entity of the Nepean Football Association. For more information about Nepean Referees Groups, check their website - www.nepeanrefereesgroup.com.au