What is The J-League

The SCFL J-League is the Premier Junior Futsal League in Australia (ages 7 to 14), with the goal and focus on providing a grassroots platform for Junior Futsal players and teams to further develop their skills and to provide pathways to the J-League National Championships.

The J-league is governed by the Federation of Australian Futsal (FAF) and played under International Futsal Rules.

J-League Structure

The J-League encompasses 12 regular season rounds with the top two finishing teams of the regular season, automatically gaining promotion to the  J-League National Championships.

At the end of the regular season, the top four points based teams qualify for the elimination final series, providing the opportunity for either the 3rd of 4th placed team to also be promoted to the J-League National Championships if they will win the grand final.

The grand finalists in each age group from ages 12 up of the J-League National Championships, will be eligible for the Intercontinental Youth Futsal Club Championships as part of SCFL and FAF affiliation with the International Futsal Governing body AMF.

J-League Regular Season Formant

The first round of each age group will be used to do determine a pool A and B, each age group will be ranked on points in a combined table which will determine the end of season placings and progression into the elimination finals series.

Each team will play once a week against all teams in their pool and then each pool will play against each other.

League Points: A game win will be awarded 2 points, with a draw awarded 1 point and a loss awarded 0 points.

For and Against: If teams are tied on points at the end of the regular season, goals for and against will be used to determine positions.

Game Times: Each league game will have two equal halves between 15-20 minutes each and one half time break of 5 minutes.

Entering Your Team

The SCFL J-League is governed by the Federation of Australian Futsal, where our vision for futsal is to elevate the game and provide quality and professionally operated leagues to improve the developmental pathways from the grassroots all the way through to our integrated League structure with the SCFL Y-League (Youth), Men’s and Women’s Leagues.

We welcome both Futsal/Football Academies and individual teams/Clubs to enter teams into the League, however this is only on the basis that you share our vision for Futsal and values.

Team Entry Costs:

  • $880 covers the 12 Week League Including final series *This must be paid before round 1 of the league*
  • $40 player registration and Injury Insurance through Federation of Australian Futsal *All players must be registered before they play

NSW Team Entry Portal: CLICK HERE

Player Registration Portal:

J-League National Championships

J-Leagues operate concurrently in each major state under the same format as outlined above, with the 1st and 2nd place of the regular season and grand final winners if different playing against the champions of other state J-Leagues , the format of the National Championships will be determined and circulated to all participating teams before the tournament commences.

Professional Code of Conduct

The SCFL and FAF would like to welcome all players, teams and coaches from all backgrounds and walks of life into the J-League, we do however ask that respect for each other which includes SCFL match officials, support staff, other players, coaches, the ‘Beautiful Game of Futsal’ and the laws which govern it are adhered to, as for all kids entering the J-League we are all examples of good sportsmanship and role models.

Key Resources and Information

More Information on SCFL J-League and the Federation of Australian Futsal

Social Media: Facebook @Southern Cross Futsal League or @Federation of Australian Futsal

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JLeagueAustralia

Website: www.futsalaustralia.org.au

Email: info@futsalaustralia.prg.au

YouTube: https://bit.ly/3gnT7a6