Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) is the governing body of soccer in the north of New South Wales, Australia. It is a member of the national governing body, Football Federation Australia. The Federation was established the 9th of September 1884 as the Northern District British Football Association. To fall in line with the global football identity, the federation was re-branded to Northern NSW Football on the 25th of October 2006.
Northern NSW Football as the state governing body for football in Northern New South Wales, oversees all aspects of the sport in the state. NNSWF has seven regional-based constituent members within the state which oversee the sport within their region.
The National Premier Leagues Northern NSW (NPL NNSW), previously known as the State League is the premier competition in Northern NSW involving 10 clubs from within the Hunter Region. The competition consists of four (4) grades – 1st Grade, Under 23’s, Under 19’s and Under 17’s. The 1st Grade competition consists of ten (10) teams due to the inclusion of the Newcastle Jets Youth team as does the Under 19’s competition due to the inclusion of the NNSWF NSWIS team.
The Northern NSW State League Division 1 is the underpinning competition to the National Premier Leagues Northern NSW with promotion and relegation between the leagues. From 2015, the competition involves 11 clubs from within the Hunter Region. The competition consists of four (4) grades – 1st Grade, Under 23s, Under 19s and Under 17s.