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
Current champions Campbelltown City
(2013)
Current premiers MetroStars
(2013)
Website ffsa.com.au
2014 National Premier Leagues South Australia

The National Premier Leagues South Australia 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 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]

Each season, the Champion (top of the table after all rounds are completed) was promoted to the Super League and a second promotion spot was decided by the winner of the Final Five Grand Final. In the event of the Champion and Grand Final team being the same, the Grand Final runner-up was promoted. The bottom two Super League clubs were relegated to the Premier League. Also, the Champion and Grand Final winning State League clubs were promoted to the Premier League while the bottom two sides in the Premier League were relegated to the State League.

Since 2012 two teams have been relegated from the Premier League to the FFSA State League.

Clubs[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
Cumberland United Clarence Gardens A.A. Bailey Reserve
North Eastern MetroStars Klemzig T.K. Shutter Reserve
Para Hills Para Hills The Paddocks
South Adelaide Plympton Adelaide Airport Stadium
West Adelaide Plympton Adelaide Airport Stadium
Western Strikers Royal Park Carnegie Reserve
West Torrens Birkalla Novar Gardens Camden Sports Complex
White City Woodville West Frank Mitchell Park

Champions and premiers[edit]

Finals Series[edit]

Year Champions Grand Final Score Runner-up
2006 N/A1 N/A N/A
2007 N/A N/A N/A
2008 Adelaide City 2—0 MetroStars
2009 MetroStars 1—0 Adelaide City
2010 Adelaide City 1—0 Adelaide Blue Eagles
2011 Adelaide Blue Eagles 0—0
6–5 (p.s.o)
Adelaide City
2012 MetroStars 1—0 Adelaide City
2013 Campbelltown City 2—1 Adelaide Blue Eagles

1Final Series was not introduced until 2008.

League Winners[edit]

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

1Final Series was not introduced until 2009.
2Final Series was not held due to the disbandment of Super League. Note: Prior to 2013, FFSA Super League was the top tier competition in South Australia.

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