Reds reserve team gets green light

Adelaide United has been given the green light to field at least one team in next season’s South Australian PS4 NPL competition.

Football Federation SA (FFSA) has rubber-stamped the Reds’ wishes to field a reserves side in the state league competition.

And the high-flying Hyundai A-League club is also hoping the FFSA will also allow a reserve grade and under-18 team to play in those respective leagues.

“The state league team has been confirmed and now we’re just waiting for confirmation on the reserve team and how it will look with an under 18 team feeding into a reserves team,” United’s football director/chief executive Michael Petrillo told the Adelaide Advertiser.

“We’ve had discussions with the board of FFSA and they’re ongoing and we’re talking to their technical department. Hopefully we’ll have acceptance of the reserves teams in the next two or three weeks.”

Petrillo revealed the club’s hopes were to have the under-18 squad made up with players from South Australia’s national training-centre program.

“We’ve also had discussions on how the under 18 team would look, whether that’s our own team or perhaps the NTC team,

“Negotiations still had to be had with FFSA. The clubs and FFSA have been very good.”