The Australian National Premier Leagues is for both Men/Boys and Women/Girls –
Men/Boys u12 – Senior
Women/Girls – u13, u15, u18, Senior (These team are feed from 6-10 community clubs each via a trial process resulting in the best players in each district/city in these teams, this is a national football policy)
Trials start in October each year and are very competitive with teams starting pre-season training in November and can be three to fives days a week, some players are signed the previous year so it gets very competitive.
The league starts in February and goes to September, you can expect to play up to 27 very competitive games a season. Players are scouted from this league to the W League and National Teams, as well as W League Players and National Team Players are scouted to play for Soccer Leagues in the USA during the Australian off season.