National Premier Leagues Queensland

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National Premier Leagues Queensland
Country Australia Australia
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Founded 2012
First season 2013
Number of teams 12
Levels on pyramid 2
Domestic cup(s) FFA Cup
Current champions Palm Beach Sharks FC
(2014)
Current premiers Palm Beach Sharks FC
(2014)
Website http://www.footballqueensland.com.au
2015 National Premier Leagues

The National Premier League Queensland, run by Football Queensland, is the top tier state-level football (soccer) competition in Queensland, replacing the Queensland State League. The conference is a sub division of the National Premier Leagues. The inaugural season kicked off in March 2013[1] and consisted of 12 teams.[2] Each team will be expected to field a senior team, five junior men's teams from under-12 to under-20 starting in 2013 and women's junior teams in under-13, under-14, under-15 and under-18 starting in 2014.[3]

Each club has been granted a 5 year licence and there is no promotion or relegation from the league during this period.

Format[edit]

The league started with 12 teams in its inaugural 2013 season. This was increased to 14 teams in the 2014 season with the inclusion of Harimau Muda A, Southwestern Queensland and the replacement of the QAS team with the Brisbane Roar National Youth League side. However, the teams were controversially reduced to 13 mid-season, due to CQFC Energy's failure to meet licensing conditions.[4][5]

There will be 22 regular season rounds followed by a finals series.[citation needed]

2015 NPL Queensland clubs[edit]

Team City Stadium Founded Joined Head Coach
Brisbane City Brisbane Spencer Park 1952 2013 Australia Glen Volker
Brisbane Roar Youth Brisbane Perry Park 2007 2014 England Jeff Hopkins
Brisbane Strikers Brisbane Perry Park 1994 2013 Wales Kevin Aherne-Evans[6]
FNQ FC Heat Cairns Barlow Park & Endeavour Park 2009 2013 Australia Martin Docherty
Moreton Bay United Moreton Bay Wolter Park 2012 2013 Australia Adam Piddock
Northern Fury Townsville Townsville Sports Complex 2008 2013 Scotland Ian Ferguson
Olympic FC Brisbane Goodwin Park 1967 2013 Australia Jim Bellas
Palm Beach Sharks Gold Coast Mallawa Drive Sporting Complex 1966 2013 Australia Grae Piddock
Redlands United Brisbane Cleveland Showground Complex 1918 2013 England Matt Chandler
SWQ Thunder Toowoomba Clive Berghofer Stadium 2012 2014 Australia Chris Watt
Sunshine Coast FC Sunshine Coast Stockland Park 2007 2013 England Paul Arnison
Western Pride Ipswich North Ipswich Reserve 2012 2013

Former clubs[edit]

Team City Stadium Founded Joined Departed
CQFC Energy Rockhampton Rugby Park 2012 2013 2014
Queensland Academy of Sport Brisbane Meakin Park 1991 2013 2013
Harimau Muda A Malaysia Home of opposition team 2014 2014 2014

Champions and premiers[edit]

Premiership winners[edit]

Titles Team Years
1 Olympic FC 2013
1 Palm Beach Sharks 2014

Championship winners[edit]

Titles Team Years
1 Olympic FC 2013
1 Palm Beach Sharks 2014

See also[edit]

References[edit]