THE long off-season wait is over as the National Premier Leagues NSW Men's 1 competition season starts this weekend when Marconi, Bonnyrigg and Sydney United 58 FC kick-off.
The Football NSW competition involves 12 teams.
Bonnyrigg White Eagles, under coach Brian Brown, are the defending champions.
Marconi Stallions beat their neighbours, the White Eagles, in the grand final last season, causing an upset, while Sydney United 58 FC has a new coach, Mark Rudan.
Marconi Stallions play Blacktown Spartans FC on Saturday at the International Sportspark, Rooty Hill at 7pm.
Sydney United FC 58 play Manly United at Cromer Park on Sunday at 3pm.
The Eagles play APIA Leichhardt on Sunday at Leichhardt., at 3pm.