National Premier Leagues South Australia

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National Premier Leagues South Australia
Country Australia
Founded 2005
Number of teams 14
Levels on pyramid 2
Relegation to State League
Domestic cup(s) FFA Cup
Federation Cup
Current champions Croydon Kings
(2014)
Current premiers MetroStars
(2014)
Website ffsa.com.au
2014 National Premier Leagues South Australia

The National Premier Leagues South Australia (often abbreviated to NPL South Australia or NPL SA) is a semi-professional soccer competition in the Australian state of South Australia. The league is a subdivision of the second tier National Premier Leagues, which sits below the national A-League. The competition is controlled by Football Federation South Australia, the governing body for the sport in the state.

History[edit]

In 2012 it was announced that the league was to become the top tier of South Australian football (below the national A-League) after the disbandment of the now defunct FFSA Super League. It was announced that the new Premier League competition would consist of 14 teams. These teams would be made up of the 10 teams from the defunct Super League with the remaining 4 spots being filled by the top 4 teams from the 2012 Premier League season.

Since 2013 the league has formed a subdivision of the NPL. The top placed team after 26 rounds will be entered into the National Premier Leagues and will play-off against teams from interstate conferences to determine a nation wide champion.

Format[edit]

Since 2012 two teams have been relegated from the Premier League to the FFSA State League, replaced by the top two teams from the FFSA State League in the year prior.

Clubs for 2015 season[edit]

Club Location Home Ground
Adelaide Blue Eagles Marden Marden Sports Complex
Adelaide City Oakden Adelaide City Park
Adelaide Comets Mile End Santos Stadium
Adelaide Raiders Gepps Cross Croatian Sports Centre
Campbelltown City Newton Newton Sportsground
Croydon Kings Croydon Park Polonia Reserve
Modbury Jets Modbury North Jet Park
North Eastern MetroStars Klemzig T.K. Shutter Reserve
Para Hills Para Hills The Paddocks
Port Adelaide Pirates Port Adelaide John Hart Reserve
South Adelaide Plympton Adelaide Airport Stadium
West Adelaide West Beach Adelaide Shores Football Centre
West Torrens Birkalla Novar Gardens Camden Sports Complex
White City Woodville West Frank Mitchell Park

Premiers and Champions[edit]

League Winners[edit]

Year League Minor Premiers Premiers Points Runners-up Points Runner-up
2006 FFSA Super League Adelaide City 38 29 Adelaide Galaxy
2007 FFSA Super League Adelaide City 45 30 Adelaide Raiders
2008 FFSA Super League Adelaide City 37 34 MetroStars
2009 FFSA Super League MetroStars 39 37 Campbelltown City
2010 FFSA Super League MetroStars 37 32 Para Hills
2011 FFSA Super League MetroStars 44 43 Adelaide City
2012 FFSA Super League Croydon Kings 39 35 Adelaide Blue Eagles
2013 NPL-SA MetroStars 62 49 Adelaide Blue Eagles
2014 NPL-SA MetroStars 61 53 West Adelaide

Note: Prior to 2013, FFSA Super League was the top tier competition in South Australia.

Finals Series[edit]

Year Champions
2006 to 2007 Not Held 1
2008 Adelaide City
2009 MetroStars
2010 Adelaide City
2011 Adelaide Blue Eagles
2012 MetroStars
2013 Campbelltown City
2014 Croydon Kings

1Final Series was not introduced until 2008.

See also[edit]

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