Central Premier League

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Central Premier League
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Country New Zealand New Zealand
Confederation OFC (Oceania)
Number of teams 10
Levels on pyramid 2
Domestic cup(s) Chatham Cup
Current champions Miramar Rangers
Most championships Western Suburbs (5)
Website Central Football

The Central League is a semi-professional status league competition run by Central Football for Association football clubs located in the southern and central parts of the North Island, New Zealand. It is at the second level of New Zealand Football behind the sports franchise based ASB Premiership, and the highest level of club based football available to teams within the region.

League history[edit]

The premier league was initially set up as one of the three feeder leagues to the New Zealand National Soccer League in 1992, and continued in this form until being disbanded at the end of the 1999 season. The league was reinstated in 2005 as the top club league for the central region of New Zealand football,[1] and the current strength of the league is demonstrated by it providing the past three Chatham Cup winners in 2009 (Wellington Olympic), 2010 (Miramar Rangers) and 2011 (Wairarapa United).

Central Premier League Clubs – 2011[edit]

Club Location Home Ground(s)
Lower Hutt City Lower Hutt, New Zealand Bell Park (3,000)
Maycenvale United Hastings, New Zealand Hawke's Bay Sports Park (2,000)
Miramar Rangers Wellington, New Zealand David Farrington Park (3,000)
Napier City Rovers Napier City, New Zealand Bluewater Stadium (4,000)
Wellington Olympic Wellington, New Zealand Newtown Park (5,000)
Palmerston North Marist Palmerston North, New Zealand Palmerston North Sports Ground (3,000)
Petone FC Petone, New Zealand Memorial Park (3,000)
Tawa AFC Tawa, New Zealand Redwood Park (2,500)
Wairarapa United Masterton, New Zealand Hullena Park (2,000)
Western Suburbs Porirua, New Zealand Endeavour Park (3,000)

Central Premier League Final Standings – 2011[edit]

Po. Club P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Miramar Rangers 18 10 6 2 42 23 19 36
2 Napier City Rovers 18 9 5 4 29 20 9 32
3 Wairarapa United 18 9 4 5 37 26 11 31
4 Western Suburbs 18 8 3 7 27 35 -8 27
5 Wellington Olympic 18 7 5 6 41 34 7 26
6 Lower Hutt City 18 5 7 6 26 25 1 22
7 Petone FC 18 6 4 8 29 35 -6 22
8 Tawa AFC 18 6 3 9 38 43 -5 21
9 Maycenvale United 18 6 3 9 31 38 -7 21
10 Palmerston North Marist 18 3 2 13 24 48 -14 11

Central Premier League Golden Boot – 2011[edit]

Po. Name Club Goals
1= Hamish Watson Lower Hutt City 13
1= Stu Wilson Napier City Rovers 13
3= Jimmy Haidakis Wellington Olympic 11
3= Joachim Rande Maycenvale United 11
3= Suele Soromon Wairarapa United 11

Past champions[edit]

References[edit]