Changes for 2013-14 season. Worst team in last three seasons - YoungHeart Manawatu - lost their licence and they are about to be replaced with New Zealand U20 team as part of U20 WC 2015 preparation - New Zealand hosts that tournament. Also, Waikato will be replaced by WaiBOP (Bay-Of-Plenty) team, team that will represent whole Waikato region. Schedule is not published yet, but it is almost definite that 14 games will be played again. Also, youth league rose to 12 teams (had 10 in previous editions).