Southern Championship

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Not to be confused with Southern Conference Championship.
Southern Championship
Southern Championship Logo.png
Country Australia
Founded 1900
Number of teams 9
Level on pyramid 3
Relegation to Southern League 1
Domestic cup(s) Milan Lakoseljac Cup
FFA Cup
Current champions South Hobart SC

The Southern Championship previously known as Southern Premier League and for sponsorship reasons as the Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League is an association football league in Southern Tasmania. It is jointly with the Northern Championship, the second highest level soccer competition in Tasmania. Nationally, it sits below the A-League and T-League. It is controlled by the Football Federation Tasmania (FFT). Between 2001-2012 the Southern and Northern Premier Leagues were the state's highest level of soccer competition. During this period the two regional leagues determined a southern and northern champion, who then had a play-off for the state championship.

2015 clubs[edit]

Team Coach Home Ground Location
Clarence United Ronnie Bolton Wentworth Park Clarence
Nelson Unknown North Warrane Warrane
Metro Michael Garth North Chigwell Claremont
Hobart United unknown Gunner Park Pontville
Southern FC Micheal Trotter Sherburd Park Blackmans Bay
Taroona Andrew Tye Kelveden Park Taroona
New Town Eagles unknown Clare Street New Town
Beachside unknown Sandown Park Sandy Bay
University of Tasmania unknown Olinda Grove Mount Nelson

Champions[edit]

Total Southern Championships[edit]

1. South Hobart 15
2. Hobart Zebras (Juventus) 9
3. University 8
4. Hobart Olympic (Olympia) 7
4. Sandy Bay 7
4. Kingborough Lions (Caledonians) 7
7. Glenorchy Knights (Croatia) 6
8. Metro 5
8. Rapid 5
10. Cascades 4
11. New Town Eagles (White Eagles) 3
11. Hobart Athletic 3
13. Corinthians 2
13. Trinity 2
15. Brighton Caledonians 1
15. Hobart Rangers 1
15. St. George 1
15. Westralia 1
15. Taroona SC 1
15. Gunners 1

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Over its history, the format of promotion and relegation has varied. There is currently no promotion to the T-League and no relegation to the Southern League One.

Previous relegation formats[edit]

Between 2006 and 2012 there was no promotion to a higher league, as it was the highest league in Tasmania (equally high as the Northern Tasmanian Premier League). In this period, promotion and relegation occurred to the Southern League One. The bottom-finishing club in the Premier League was relegated to Southern League One the following year and was replaced by the top-finishing club from League One.

Prior to 2006, at the conclusion of each season the bottom Premier League Club had a home and away play-off against the highest-placed League One Club to determine who would play in the Southern Tasmanian Premier League for the following season. As League One previously contained a mix of independent clubs and reserve teams from Premier League clubs (although currently has only independent clubs), the play-off only occurred if an independent club finished top of League One. If a Premier League Club's reserve team finished highest, then the bottom-placed Premier League club stayed in the league the following season.

Season Relegated club(s) (in League One the following season) Promoted from League One (in Premier League the following season)
2005 Hobart United
2006 Hobart United
2008 Metro
2009 University Taroona SC
2010 Taroona SC BeachSide
2011 BeachSide University of Tasmania SC

| 2014 |Metro |Southern F.C |Hobart United |}

Individual awards[edit]

The Vic Tuting Medal is presented to the best and fairest player at the end of the season.[1]

Season Winner Club
2008 Ben Crosswell Tilford Zebras
2009 Josh Fielding Glenorchy Knights
2010 Josh Fielding Glenorchy Knights
2011 Jonathon Ladic Tilford Zebras

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://walterplessonsoccer.blogspot.com/2010/10/josh-fielding-wins-back-to-back-vic.html