Taking over the responsibilities of the now-defunct Soccer Australia since 2003, the Australian Soccer Association (ASA) is now the governing body of the sport in the country. ASA oversees the promotion and development of the sport in the country, including the enhancement of Australia’s national teams Socceroos (men), Matildas (women) and youth oriented programs. ASA also carries out national coaching programs, and acts as main coordinating body to various state and territory soccer governing bodies. ASA also coordinates the National Soccer League, Australia’s premier national competition. Works are underway to establish a new national league in 2005.