APL announces start dates for season 2023-24

The Australian Professional Leagues (APL) can today confirm the start dates for
the Liberty A-League Women and Isuzu UTE A-League Men seasons 2023-24.
Following a record-breaking season that saw more games, goals and fans than ever before, the
Liberty A-League Women will kick off on the weekend of 13-15 October with the season
extended to a 22 game regular season as the league continues to expand to meet international
“Every player in the Matildas squad came through the A-League – on average each playing 85
games – and it is imperative we continue to expand our league and provide more opportunities
to play, as the Liberty A-League continues to be the proven pathway for international football.
“With the addition of the Central Coast Mariners this season, we are looking forward to another
history-making season for the league,” commented Nick Garcia, Commissioner of the
The Isuzu UTE A-League Men will kick off their season the week after the women, on the
weekend of 20-22 October, in what is set to be another big year with a significant international
tournament taking place on the domestic football calendar.
“The final of the Australia Cup will kick start a huge month of football in October, with the
decider of the cup competition set to take place on the weekend of 6-8 October. We’ll then kick
off the Isuzu UTE A-League regular season a fortnight later, again with a 26 round regular
season,” continued Nick Garcia.
“As part of the scheduling, we’ve also been working closely with Football Australia, Clubs and
other stakeholders to determine the best path forward for our season alongside the AFC Asian
Cup Qatar 2023. In order to maintain consistency, to avoid mid-week regular season games
and congestion with the AFC Champions League and AFC Cup competitions, it has collectively
been decided that we will not pause the regular season during the tournament.”
The Liberty A-League Women and Isuzu UTE A-League Men seasons will both conclude in May
2024, while all FIFA date breaks will be observed for the Men’s and Women’s FIFA International
Match Calendars. More information on the 2023-24 season draw is to follow in August, but in
the meantime, to find out more about A-Leagues, visit: https://keepup.com.au/

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