Victorian State League Division 1
|This article is outdated. (July 2012)|
|First season||1991 (As State League Division 1)|
|Number of teams||12|
|Levels on pyramid||3|
|Promotion to||Victorian Premier League|
|Relegation to||Victorian State League Division 2|
|Domestic cup(s)||State Knockout Cup|
|Current champions||Heidelberg United
The Victorian State League Division 1 is the second tier soccer competition (behind the Victorian Premier League) in Victoria, Australia, and the third nationally, including the A-League. It is conducted by the Football Federation Victoria, the states football governing body.
In the 2012 season, Pascoe Vale and Port Melbourne Sharks were promoted to the Victorian Premier League, while Whittlesea Ranges, Dandenong City and Springvale White Eagles were relegated. In the 2013 season, Heidelberg United was promoted back to the Victorian Premier League after being relegated to Victorian State League Division 1 in 2012.
The champions and runners-up of State League Division 1 are promoted to the highest footballing competition in Victoria, the Victorian Premier League, while the two teams that finish on the bottom of the Premier League will be relegated to Division 1. The champions of the Victorian State League Division 2 South-East and North-West, the third tier in Victoria and the fourth nationally, are promoted to Victorian State League Division 1 the next season, whilst the two teams finishing on the bottom of the ladder are relegated to Division 2 in their respective zones. The two teams finishing second in Division 2 South-East and North-West enter a playoff at the end of the season, the winner of which goes on to face the tenth placed team in Division 1. The winner of this playoff plays in Division 1 next season, whilst the loser is either relegated to or remains in (depending on which league they were in for the previous season) Division 2.
The following 12 clubs are competing in the Victorian State League Division 1 during the 2013 season.
|Club||Position in 2012||SLD1 titles||Last division title|
|Box Hill United||2nd in SLD2 SE||0||n/a|
|Eastern Lions SC||1st in SLD2 SE||0||n/a|
|Fawkner Blues||1st in SLD2 NW||0||n/a|
|FC Bulleen Lions||6th||1||1963|
|Heidelberg United||11th in VPL||0||n/a|
|North Geelong Warriors||4th||1||1991|
|Sunshine George Cross||8th||1||2008|
|St Albans Saints||9th||0||n/a|
|Moreland Zebras||12th in VPL||0||n/a|
2011 League table
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Whittlesea Zebras||22||13||5||4||44||23||21||44||Promotion to the Victorian Premier League|
|2||Southern Stars FC||22||13||5||4||44||26||18||44||Promotion to the Victorian Premier League|
|3||Port Melbourne Sharks||22||13||5||4||32||19||13||44|
|4||Pascoe Vale SC||22||10||3||9||40||28||12||33|
|6||North Geelong Warriors||22||9||2||11||32||37||-5||29|
|7||Sunshine George Cross||22||8||4||10||31||33||-2||28|
|9||Western Suburbs SC||22||8||2||12||24||39||-15||26|
|10||Langwarrin SC||22||6||7||9||34||39||-5||25||Qualification to the Relegation Playoff|
|11||Fawkner Blues||22||6||3||13||21||27||-6||21||Relegation to the SLD2|
|12||Preston Lions||22||4||3||15||24||56||-32||9||Relegation to the SLD2|
- Altona Magic were given a 3 point deduction for fielding an ineligible player in Round 8 vs Pascoe Vale SC
- Preston Lions had six points deducted for misconduct
Last updated: Dec 27, 2011 4:30PM (local time)
The second placed teams of the North-West and South-East conferences of Division 2 played off, with the winner facing the tenth placed club of Division 1.
|State League 2 Playoff 30 Sep 2012||Box Hill United||1 - 1
|Moreland City||Green Gully Reserve, Melbourne|
|Promotion/Relegation Playoff 06 Oct 2012||Box Hill United||2 - 1||Whittlesea Ranges||Kingston Heath Soccer Complex, Melbourne|
|12:00PM||Daniel Giogha 26'||Report||Own Goal 61'
Petr Kratky 80' (pen)
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