Is the Girls Academy replacing the DPL?

No. The DPL for the last 3 years has proven to be a stable, competitive league utilized by the members to manage their player pools and increase the development and showcase opportunities for more players in their organizations. This will remain intact, and is in fact expanding for the upcoming season. The GA was developed to offer an option to the DA clubs and other top clubs in their geographical area for their most competitive players to compete and be showcased. Both leagues will be governed separately.