ALL eyes are on next year as Big V announced the finalisation of the 2020 Competition Structure.
Going bigger and brighter for the 2020 season, Big V continues to expand with 48 associations and 146 teams entering the 12 divisions next year.
All the action will tip off Saturday 14 March and Sunday 15 March, with scheduled bye weekends held over Easter (11-12 April) as well as the Queen’s Birthday long weekend (6-7 June).
In changes to the league’s 2020 Competition Structure, Big V will return to a 10-team competition in the Championship Men, with two teams promoted for the 2020 season while Championship Women will remain at 10 teams.
Division 2 Men and Women will feature a new association with Wangaratta – North East Bushrangers joining Big V in 2020. Both Youth League 2 Men and Women will be joined by the Albury/Wodonga Bandits in 2020, while Melton and Shepparton will both enter new women’s youth teams in YL2W.
Associations that have earned promotion following successful 2019 senior campaigns will be Sunbury (Championship Men), Western Port (Championship Men), Hawthorn (Championship Women), Southern Peninsula (Division 1 Men), Camberwell (Division 1 Men), Melbourne University (Division 1 Women) and Pakenham (Division 1 Women).
Rising up the ranks in our youth competitions will be Ballarat (Victorian Youth Championship Men), Keilor (Victorian Youth Championship Women), Collingwood (Youth League 1 Men), Craigieburn (Youth League 1 Men), Frankston (Youth League 1 Women) and Sherbrooke (Youth League 1 Women).
It all adds up to a spectacular 2020 season according to Big V’s Jeff Downes.
“Across the board the allure of Big V continues to entice even more teams and more associations to join our league,” Downes said. “We’re excited to see our league expand throughout the state and see the strength of our returning teams grow further.
“We’d like to congratulate our promoted teams and wish your 2019 form will continue in the next division up.
“All in all it will be a strong competition in 2020 and we’re eager to see March roll around so we can tip it all off.”
Further information around the Big V Finals Structure and Big V Annual Calendar will be released soon.