Inter-District Championship (Fiji)

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The Inter-District Championship (IDC) is the most important event in the Fiji Football Association calendar. Teams representing various football playing districts of Fiji have taken part in this annual event every year, except 1987 due to disruptions caused by military coups, since the formation of the Association in 1938. Teams compete for the coveted Lloyd Farebrother Trophy, donated by the first President of the Fiji Football Association, A.S. Farebrother and Lloyd and Company.

Only five teams (Suva, Rewa, Ba, Levuka and Lautoka), took part in the first IDC held in Suva in 1938. From 1938 to 1975, the competition was initially held on a knock out format but in 1976 pool play was introduced. From 1985, the competition was held in two divisions with the introduction of a second level tournament known as the Premier Division. In 1999 there was a short lived third level division.

With Navua registering its first ever win of the IDC tournament in 2009, all the current (as of January 2010) Super Premium Division teams have now won the Lloyd Farebrother Trophy one or more time(s).

Nature of tournament[edit]

The tournament is divided into two divisions. The first division is made up of the top 10 district teams. At present these teams are Ba, Labasa, Lautoka, Nadi, Nadroga, Navua, Rewa, Suva, Savusavu and Tavua. The teams are divided into two pools of five and each team plays all the other teams once, usually over four days. A win is worth 3 points, a draw 1 point and a loss 0 points. The top two teams in each pool qualify for the semi-finals, with the winner of each pool playing the runner-up of the other pool. The semi-finals and the final are played on the same day.

The second division is made up of 12 teams. At present these teams are Bua, Dreketi, Lami, Nadogo, Nalawa, Nasinu, Rakiraki, Seaqaqa, Tailevu/Naitasiri, Tailevu North, Taveuni and Vatukoula. The teams are divided into three pools of four and each team plays all the other teams once, over four days. A win is worth 3 points, a draw 1 points and a loss 0 points. The top team in each pool plus the best runner-up qualify for the semi-finals. The semi-finals and the final are played on the same day. (Edit by GWB - 12 Oct 2011)

Inter-District Competition Roll of Champions[edit]

Year Venue Winner Runner-up Score
1938 Suva Rewa Ba 3 - 2
1939 Lautoka Rewa Suva 3 - 2
1940 Rewa Suva Rewa 2 - 1
1941 Ba Lautoka Ba 2 - 1
1942 Nadi Lautoka Suva 3 - 0
1943 Levuka Rewa Suva 4 - 2
1944 Rakiraki Rewa Suva 2 - 1
1945 Lautoka Suva Lautoka 3 - 1
1946 Rewa Suva Ba 1 - 0
1947 Ba Rewa Ba 4 - 1
1948 Rewa Suva Rewa 4 - 2
1949 Lautoka Lautoka Rewa 4 - 2
1950 Rewa Lautoka Nadi 3 - 1
1951 Ba Suva Rakiraki 2 - 0
1952 Suva Suva Nadi 2 - 1
1953 Lautoka Lautoka Nadi 2 - 1
1954 Rewa Suva Nadi 1 - 0
1955 Ba Rewa Lautoka 3 - 2
1956 Suva Suva Lautoka 3 - 2
1957 Lautoka Lautoka Ba 7 - 1
1958 Suva Lautoka Suva 2 - 1
1959 Ba Lautoka Ba 6 - 0
1960 Rewa Suva Nadi 2 - 1
1961 Nadi Ba Nadi 2 - 1
1962 Lautoka Lautoka Ba 7 - 0
1963 Suva Ba Suva 2 - 0
1964 Ba Lautoka Ba 6 - 1
1965 Nadi Lautoka Suva 2 - 1
1966 Suva Ba Suva 5 - 0
1967 Lautoka Ba Lautoka 1 - 0
1968 Ba Ba Lautoka 3 - 2
1969 Labasa Nadi Suva 1 - 0
1970 Rewa Ba Suva 2 - 1
1971 Nadi Nadi Suva 5 - 4
1972 Suva Rewa Labasa 10 - 9
1973 Lautoka Lautoka Labasa 1 - 0
1974 Nadi Nadi T/Naitasiri 1 - 0
1975 Labasa Ba Suva 1 - 0
1976 Ba Ba Rewa 2 - 0
1977 Suva Ba Nadi 1 - 0
1978 Lautoka Ba Labasa 7 - 6
1979 T/Naitasiri Ba Nadl 2 - 1
1980 Ba Ba Nadi 1 - 0
1981 Suva Suva Ba 2 - 1
1982 Nadi Ba Nadi default
1983 Suva Suva Ba 1 - 0
1984 Lautoka Lautoka Ba 2 - 0
1985 Ba Lautoka Rewa 2 - 1
1986 Rewa Ba Nadroga 1 - 0
1987 Not Contested --- --- ---
1988 Suva Nadroga Nasinu 1 - 0
1989 Lautoka Nadroga Lautoka 1 - 0
1990 Suva/Rewa Nasinu Suva 1 - 0
1991 Nadi Ba Nadroga 1 - 0
1992 Rewa Labasa Nadroga 2 - 0
1993 Ba Nadroga Nasinu 1 - 0
1994 Suva Labasa Suva 1 - 0
1995 Lautoka Tavua Nadi 2 - 0
1996 Suva Ba Nasinu 3 - 1
1997 Ba Ba Nadi 2 - 0
1998 Suva Nadi Lautoka 2 - 1
1999 Nadi Nadi Ba 1 - 0
2000 Ba Ba Nadi 1 - 0
2001 Suva Rewa Ba 1 - 0
2002 Ba Nadi Rewa 1 - 1
2003 Ba Ba Nadi 1 - 0
2004 Suva Ba Rewa 3 - 0 PK
2005 Lautoka Lautoka Ba 2 - 0
2006 Ba Ba Suva 3 - 0
2007 Suva Ba Nadi 2 - 1
2008 Ba Lautoka Ba 1 - 0
2009 Nadi Navua Lautoka 2 - 0
2010 Suva Rewa Lautoka 3 - 1
2011 Suva Labasa Ba 1 - 0
2012 Ba Suva Ba awarded (match abandoned at 1 - 0)
2013 Lautoka Ba Nadi 2 - 1 (aet)
2014 Suva Suva Nadi 1 - 0 (aet)

Summary of Winners and Runners-Up teams[edit]

Team Number of Wins Number of times runner-up
Ba F.C. 23 17
Lautoka F.C. 16 8
Suva F.C. 13 15
Rewa F.C. 9 7
Nadi F.C. 6 17
Nadroga F.C. 3 3
Labasa F.C. 3 3
Nasinu F.C. 1 3
Tavua F.C. 1 0
Navua F.C. 1 0
Tailevu/Naitasiri F.C. 0 1
Rakiraki F.C. 0 1

Second Division Roll of Champions[edit]

Year Venue Winner Runner-up Score Notes
1985 Ba Lami Vatukoula 3 - 2 Extra time
1986 Rewa - - - Not available
1987 - - - - No competition
1988 Suva - - - Not available
1989 Lautoka - - - Not available
1990 Suva/Rewa - - - Not available
1991 Nadi - - - Not available
1992 Rewa - - - Not available
1993 Ba - - - Not available
1994 Suva - - - Not available
1995 Lautoka - - - Not available
1996 Suva - - - Not available
1997 Ba - - - Not available
1998 Suva - - - Not available
1999 Nadi Nadroga Rewa 2 - 1 -
2000 Ba Vatukoula Tailevu North 1 - 0 -
2001 Suva - - - Not available
2002 Ba Savusavu Tailevu-Naitasiri 1 - 0 -
2003 Ba Rakiraki Tailevu-Naitasiri 2 - 1 -
2004 Suva Rakiraki - - -
2005 Lautoka Tailevu-Naitasiri Seaqaqa 2 - 1 -
2006 Ba Rakiraki Tailevu-Naitasiri 1 - 0 -
2007 Ba Rakiraki Tailevu-Naitasiri 3 - 0 -
2008 ? Tailevu-Naitasiri Tailevu North 1 - 0 -
2009 ? Dreketi Nadogo 1 - 0 -
2010 ? Tailevu-Naitasiri Dreketi 1 - 0 -
2011 ? Lami Tailevu-Naitasiri 3 - 1 -
2012 ? Tailevu-Naitasiri Taveuni 2 - 0 -
2013 ? Taveuni Dreketi 1 - 0 -
2014 Suva Rakiraki Nasinu 2 - 1 -

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