Victorian State League Division 1

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Victorian State League Division 1
Country Australia
Confederation AFC (Asia)
First season 1991
Divisions 2
Number of teams 24 (from 2 divisions)
Levels on pyramid 4
Promotion to NPL 1
Relegation to State League 2
Domestic cup(s) FFA Cup
Dockerty Cup
Current champions Heidelberg United
(2013)

The Victorian State League Division 1 is a regional Australian semi-professional association football league comprising teams from Victoria. The league is divided in two divisions: North-West and South-East. It sits at Level 3 on the Victorian league system (Level 4 of the overall Australian league system). The competition is administered by Football Federation Victoria, the governing body of the sport in the state.

History[edit]

The league was founded in 1991. Prior to the 2014 season, the league was the second highest in the Victoria. 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.

Format[edit]

The champions and runners-up of State League Division 1 are promoted to the National Premier Leagues Victoria 1 for the 2015 season only. 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.

Clubs[edit]

The following 12 clubs are competing in the Victorian State League Division 1 North-West during the 2014 season:[1]

Club
Altona East Phoenix
Altona Magic
Cairnlea
Fawkner Blues
Fitzroy City
Keilor Park
Moreland City
Preston Lions
Sunbury United
Sydenham Park
Western Suburbs
Westgate

The following 12 clubs are competing in the Victorian State League Division 1 South-East during the 2014 season:[2]

Club
Casey Comets
Doncaster Rovers
Diamond Valley United
Clifton Hill
Eastern Lions
Langwarrin
Mornington
Morwell Pegasus
Malvern City
Noble Park United
South Springvale
Southern Stars

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State League 1 North-West". foxsportspulse.com. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "State League 1 South-East". foxsportspulse.com. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 

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