March 3, 2023

The Wollongong Wolves Football Club is excited to announce that the club has officially submitted an expression of interest to join the proposed National Second Tier competition scheduled to commence in March 2024.

The Wolves have been at the forefront of discussions regarding the National Second Tier and was an inaugural member of the Association of Australia Football Clubs (AAFC) when it was established in 2017.

Football Australia recently made a commitment to establish a National Second Tier competition and change the football landscape in Australia forever. It is critical the new competition is self-sustainable and financially viable before promotion and relegation into the A-League can be considered.

Chief Executive Officer, Strebre Delovski said he was confident the Wolves had done everything they could to be considered for the ‘National Second Tier’ “It is exciting to announce that we have officially submitted an expression of interest to join the proposed ‘National Second Tier’,” he said.

In terms of our confidence of ultimate entry, we have been participating in this process for more than two years. We are confident that we meet the criteria that has been released and that we have the capacity to compete in the league and represent our region successfully.” Delovski added.

Our rich 40 year history in Australian football is well documented. The club has participated and represented the Illawarra region at the highest level for many years. This is a well established football region with large participation rates. It deserves representation at the next level to ensure that our juniors and young players have a local pathway to elite football. In addition, the football community has been crying out for a local team to play at a higher level. The desire is there across the board to make this a viable going concern.” Delovski concluded.

For further information please contact Susan Gatt, Administration Manager, Wollongong Wolves Football Club on (02) 4272 2624 or email