Only eight best senior teams will play in the Courts Inter District Championship in the 2017/2018 season which will be held in October at Churchill Park in Lautoka.
Fiji Football Association chief executive officer Bob Kumar said they would be approaching new format this year to see more competitive football amongst the senior teams.
“We would like to see the best teams in the IDC,” Kumar said.
The Fiji FA Board and the Fiji FA Council have approved the changes and have been accepted by the districts.
Kumar said the IDC would have eight senior divisions playing- three from Vanua Levu and five from Viti Levu.
“This means five teams will drop out so they need to play well in the league and this is something we have highlighted and we are expecting to have a healthy competition.”
“We are also advising senior division teams that they need to play well because only eight teams will play in the IDC.”
Kumar said the new format would also be adopted in the Vodafone Senior League this season.
“The zonal league format will be abrogated instead we will have Viti Levu League for teams in Viti Levu and one for teams in Vanua Levu.”
“The Vodafone Senior League will be played on home and away basis.”