2015 Football NSW season

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Football New South Wales
Season2015
ChampionsBonnyrigg White Eagles
2014
2016

The Football NSW 2015 season was the third season of football in New South Wales under the banner of the National Premier Leagues. The competition consisted of four divisions across the state of New South Wales, excluding those regions affiliated with the Northern NSW Football federation.

Blacktown City were Premiers of the 1st Division, and qualified for the National Premier Leagues finals series. Blacktown City won this competition, becoming the 2015 National Premier Leagues Champion, and additionally received a spot in the 2016 FFA Cup (entering at the Round of 32).

Pre-Season Changes[edit]

League Promoted to league Relegated from league
NPL NSW Men's 1 Parramatta FC St George FC
NPL NSW Men's 2 Hakoah Sydney City East FC Hills Brumbies FC
NSW State League Division 1 Rydalmere Lions Camden Tigers
NSW State League Division 2 Dunbar Rovers
FC Gazy Lansvale
Wagga City Wanderers
Enfield Rovers
Southern Branch

League Tables[edit]

2015 National Premier League NSW Men's 1[edit]

The National Premier League New South Wales 2015 season was played over 22 rounds, from March to August 2015.

NPL NSW Men's 1
Season2015
ChampionsBonnyrigg White Eagles
PremiersBlacktown City
RelegatedMarconi Stallions
Matches played96
Goals scored344 (3.58 per match)
Top goalscorerBlake Powell (21 goals)
Biggest home win4-0 (Bonnyrigg v Marconi R.2)
Biggest away win0-4 (Parramatta v Sydney Olympic R.2)
Highest scoring2-5 (Marconi Stallions v APIA Leichhardt R.3)
2014
2016
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Blacktown City 22 15 5 2 54 23 +31 50 2015 National Premier Leagues Finals
2 APIA Leichhardt Tigers 22 13 6 3 56 31 +25 45 2015 NSW Finals
3 Bonnyrigg White Eagles (C) 22 13 4 5 49 35 +14 43
4 Sydney Olympic 22 13 3 6 45 31 +14 42
5 South Coast Wolves 22 9 5 8 31 36 −5 32
6 Rockdale City Suns 22 9 3 10 31 33 −2 30
7 Sydney United 58 22 9 1 12 38 45 −7 28
8 Manly United 22 8 3 11 39 38 +1 27
9 Blacktown Spartans 22 8 3 11 40 51 −11 27
10 Sutherland Sharks 22 7 3 12 36 42 −6 24
11 Parramatta FC 22 5 5 12 22 35 −13 20
12 Marconi Stallions (R) 22 2 1 19 14 55 −41 7 Relegated to the 2016 NPL NSW 2[a]
Updated to match(es) played on 16 August 2015. Source: foxsportspulse.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Promotion and Relegation system based on Club Championship and including points from U20 and U18 teams.[1][2][3]

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] API BLC BLS BWE MAN MAR PAR ROC SCW SUT SYO SYU
APIA Leichhardt Tigers 1–1 4–4 0–0 3–1 6–2 1–0 4–3 3–0 2–1 2–2 2–0
Blacktown City 3–1 3–0 1–1 1–4 1–0 3–1 0–0 4–0 4–1 4–2 3–2
Blacktown Spartans 1–5 0–4 3–5 3–2 2–1 1–0 4–2 1–1 2–5 3–4 2–4
Bonnyrigg White Eagles 0–3 2–2 2–1 2–1 4–0 3–1 0–3 3–1 3–2 3–1 1–3
Manly United 1–2 1–2 2–1 0–3 4–1 1–2 0–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 5–0
Marconi Stallions 2–5 0–5 0–3 1–2 0–2 1–2 0–1 0–1 1–2 0–2 1–3
Parramatta FC 2–4 0–1 0–0 5–3 2–2 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–4 1–2
Rockdale City Suns 2–4 1–1 0–1 0–4 4–0 0–1 0–1 1–3 3–0 2–1 4–2
South Coast Wolves 1–0 1–4 0–3 3–2 2–0 2–0 4–2 0–1 3–0 1–1 4–0
Sutherland Sharks 2–1 0–1 3–1 1–2 0–1 1–2 2–1 6–2 2–2 0–2 3–1
Sydney Olympic 2–1 4–0 3–2 2–2 1–5 5–1 0–1 1–0 3–0 2–1 1–0
Sydney United 1–1 1–6 1–2 1–2 3–5 2–0 1–0 0–1 5–1 3–0 3–0

Updated to games played on 16 August 2015.
Source: socceraust.co.uk
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Finals[edit]

 
  Qualifying Finals Semi Finals Preliminary Finals Grand Final
                                     
1 Blacktown City 2  
    3 Bonnyrigg White Eagles 4         1 Blacktown City 0
2 APIA Leichhardt Tigers 1     1 Blacktown City 6   3 Bonnyrigg White Eagles 2
3 Bonnyrigg White Eagles 3       2 APIA Leichhardt Tigers 1  
2 APIA Leichhardt Tigers 1
4 Sydney Olympic 2   4 Sydney Olympic 0  
5 South Coast Wolves 0

Personnel and kits[edit]

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Kit partner
APIA Leichhardt Tigers Scotland Billy McColl Australia Michael West Givova Wests Ashfield Leagues Club
Blacktown City Australia Mark Crittenden Australia Zach Cairncross UniPro Sports Nissan
Blacktown Spartans Australia Ben de Haan Australia Carlos Saliadarre Elite Sportswear H&M Civil
Bonnyrigg White Eagles Scotland Brian Brown Australia Chris Tadrosse Legea NSW Compensation Lawyers
Manly United Australia Paul Dee Australia Graeme Forbes TeamRhino Sports
Marconi Stallions Australia Darren Locca Australia James Chronopoulos Erreà Club Marconi
Parramatta FC Australia Franco Cosentino Australia TBA Legea TBA
Rockdale City Suns Australia Branko Culina Turkey Askin Oygur Stobi Sports Gregory Jewelers
South Coast Wolves Australia Jacob Timpano TBA Dixon Sportswear GPT Group
Sutherland Sharks Australia Robbie Stanton TBA Macron Pipe King
Sydney Olympic Australia Grant Lee Australia Petar Markovic Adidas Bank of Sydney
Sydney United 58 Australia Mark Rudan TBA Legea BOKA Aluminium Windows

Top Scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals[4]
1 Australia Blake Powell APIA Leichhardt Tigers 21
2 Australia Joey Gibbs Blacktown City 16
3 Australia Robert Younis Bonnyrigg White Eagles FC 13
4 Australia Brendan Cholakian Manly United 11
Australia Harris Gaitatzis Sydney Olympic
Australia Marko Ješić Rockdale City Suns
7 Australia Patrick Antelmi Blacktown City 10
Japan Shu Sasaki Blacktown Spartans

2015 National Premier League NSW Men's 2[edit]

NPL NSW Men's 2
Season2015
ChampionsNorthern Tigers
PromotedHakoah Sydney City East
2014
2016

The 2015 National Premier League NSW Men's 2 was the third edition of the new NPL NSW 2 as the second level domestic association football competition in New South Wales. 12 teams competed, playing each other twice for a total of 22 rounds, with the top team at the end of the year promoted to the NPL NSW Men's 1 competition. Hakoah Sydney City East FC were promoted into the division after finishing 1st in the 2014 State League Division 1, and St George FC were relegated from the 2014 National Premier League's Men's 1.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Spirit FC 22 16 3 3 50 16 +34 51 Qualified for the 2015 NPL NSW Men's 2 Finals
2 Hakoah Sydney City East (P) 22 13 4 5 38 24 +14 43 Promotion to the 2016 National Premier League[a]
3 Northern Tigers (C) 22 12 5 5 36 22 +14 41 Qualified for the 2015 NPL NSW Men's 2 Finals
4 Central Coast FC 22 12 1 9 43 36 +7 37
5 Bankstown City 22 10 6 6 37 20 +17 36
6 Fraser Park 22 9 4 9 34 34 0 31
7 Bankstown Berries 22 9 4 9 32 37 −5 31
8 Mt Druitt Town Rangers 22 8 4 10 30 42 −12 28
9 Macarthur Rams 22 6 3 13 24 38 −14 21
10 St George 22 6 3 13 26 41 −15 21
11 Sydney University (R) 22 5 3 14 28 46 −18 18 Relegation to the 2016 NPL NSW 3[a]
12 Mounties Wanderers 22 3 6 13 21 43 −22 15
Updated to match(es) played on 23 August 2015. Source: foxsportspulse.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Promotion and Relegation based on Club Championship and including points from U20 and U18 teams.[1][5][6][7][8]

Finals[edit]

 
  Qualifying Finals Semi Finals Preliminary Finals Grand Final
                                     
1 Spirit 1  
    3 Northern Tigers 5         3 Northern Tigers 2
2 Hakoah Sydney City East 0     1 Spirit 3   5 Bankstown City 1
3 Northern Tigers 3       5 Bankstown City 5  
2 Hakoah Sydney City East 1
4 Central Coast 0   5 Bankstown City 2  
5 Bankstown City 1

2015 NSW State League Division 1[edit]

NSW State League Division 1
Season2015
ChampionsNorth Shore Mariners
PromotedNorth Shore Mariners
2014
2016

The 2015 NSW State League Division 1 was the third edition of the State League to be incorporated under the National Premier Leagues banner. 12 teams competed, playing each other twice for a total of 22 rounds.[9]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 North Shore Mariners (P, C) 22 18 3 1 63 24 +39 57 Promotion to the 2015 NPL NSW 2[a]
2 Rydalmere Lions 22 12 4 6 47 33 +14 40 Qualified for the 2015 NSW State League Division 1 Finals
3 Hills United 22 11 2 9 54 37 +17 35
4 Balmain Tigers 22 10 4 8 40 32 +8 34
5 Dulwich Hill 22 10 4 8 41 38 +3 34
6 Stanmore Hawks 22 10 2 10 42 33 +9 32
7 Hawkesbury City 22 9 3 10 30 39 −9 30
8 Gladesville Ryde Magic 22 7 7 8 25 30 −5 28
9 Inter Lions 22 6 7 9 31 42 −11 25
10 Western NSW Mariners 22 7 4 11 36 58 −22 25
11 Granville Rage 22 5 3 14 30 38 −8 18
12 Nepean FC (R) 22 4 3 15 25 60 −35 15 Relegation to 2015 NSW State League[a]
Source:[citation needed]
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Promotion and Relegation based on Club Championship and including points from U20 and U18 teams.[1]

Finals[edit]

 
  Qualifying Finals Semi Finals Preliminary Finals Grand Final
                                     
1 North Shore Mariners (a.e.t.) 2  
    3 Hills Brumbies 0         1 North Shore Mariners 3
2 Rydalmere Lions 1     3 Hills Brumbies 4   3 Hills Brumbies 2
3 Hills Brumbies 4       4 Balmain Tigers 1  
2 Rydalmere Lions 2
4 Balmain Tigers 1   4 Balmain Tigers (a.e.t.) 3  
5 Dulwich Hill 0

2015 NSW State League Division 2[edit]

NSW State League Division 2
Season2015
ChampionsSouthern Bulls
PromotedDunbar Rovers
2014
2016

The 2015 NSW State League Division 2 was the third edition of the State League to be incorporated under the National Premier Leagues banner. 10 teams competed, playing each other twice for a total of 18 matches.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Dunbar Rovers (P) 18 13 4 1 50 11 +39 43 Promotion to the 2015 National Premier Leagues NSW 3[a]
2 Hurstville FC 18 12 4 2 40 14 +26 40 Qualified for the 2015 NSW State League Division 2 Finals
3 Southern Bulls (C) 18 10 3 5 57 30 +27 33
4 Western Condors 18 9 4 5 44 27 +17 31
5 Prospect United 18 8 6 4 32 22 +10 30
6 Camden Tigers 18 8 2 8 32 38 −6 26
7 University of NSW 18 5 6 7 22 37 −15 21
8 FC Gazy Lansvale 18 3 4 11 27 53 −26 13
9 Hurstville City Minotaurs 18 3 1 14 23 59 −36 10
10 Wagga City Wanderers 18 1 2 15 28 64 −36 5
Source:[citation needed]
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted.
Notes:
  1. ^ Promotion and Relegation based on Club Championship and including points from U20 teams.[1]

Finals[edit]

  Semi Finals Preliminary Final Grand Final
                           
1 Dunbar Rovers (p) 2 (4)  
2 Hurstville FC 2 (1)         1 Dunbar Rovers 0
      2 Hurstville FC 0   3 Southern Bulls 2
  3 Southern Bulls 1  
3 Southern Bulls 5
4 Western Condors 0  

2015 National Premier League NSW Women's 1[edit]

National Premier Leagues NSW Women's 1
Season2015
ChampionsSydney University
PremiersMacarthur Rams
2014
2016

The 2015 National Premier League NSW Women's 1 was the second edition of the NPL NSW Women's competition to be incorporated under the National Premier Leagues banner. 10 teams competed, playing each other twice for a total of 18 rounds.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Macarthur Rams 18 14 1 3 58 19 +39 43 Qualification for the 2015 NPL NSW Women's Finals
2 Blacktown Spartans 18 9 5 4 31 21 +10 32
3 Sydney University (C) 18 9 4 5 43 29 +14 31
4 Manly United 18 9 4 5 34 20 +14 31
5 Illawarra Stingrays 18 9 3 6 57 48 +9 30
6 North Shore Mariners 18 7 4 7 38 34 +4 25
7 Emerging Jets 18 6 5 7 36 44 −8 23
8 North West Sydney Koalas 18 5 4 9 27 27 0 19
9 Football NSW Institute 18 5 1 12 34 55 −21 16
10 Central Coast Mariners Academy (R) 18 1 1 16 16 77 −61 4 Relegation to 2016 NPL NSW Women's 2 competition
Updated to match(es) played on 9 August 2015. Source: sportstg.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Finals[edit]

  Semi Finals Preliminary Final Grand Final
                           
1 Macarthur Rams 4  
2 Blacktown Spartans 1         Macarthur Rams 4
      Blacktown Spartans 0   Sydney University 5
  Sydney University 3  
3 Sydney University (a.e.t.) 5
4 Manly United 4  

2015 Waratah Cup[edit]

Football NSW soccer clubs competed in 2015 for the Waratah Cup. The tournament doubled as the NSW qualifier for the 2015 FFA Cup, with the top five clubs progressing to the Round of 32. 104 clubs entered the qualifying phase, with the clubs entering in a staggered format (with NPL and NPL 2 clubs seeded to a later round). The five winners then were randomly drawn in order to create a preliminary fixture, before the semi finals of the competition.

The competition was won by Sydney United 58, their 5th title, defeating Blacktown City.

In addition to the A-League clubs Central Coast Mariners, Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers, the five qualifiers (Balmain Tigers, Blacktown City, Rockdale City Suns, Sydney Olympic and Sydney United 58 competed in the final rounds of the 2015 FFA Cup. Of these qualifying clubs, only Rockdale City Suns, Sydney Olympic and Sydney United 58 progressed to the Round of 16.

Awards[edit]

The NPL Gala Dinner was held on 11 September at Rosehill Gardens, acknowledging achievements from across all NPL teams from Men's 1, Men's 2, Women's 1, Women's 2 and their respective youth teams.[10]

Men's 1 Men's 2
Club Championship1 Blacktown City Hakoah Sydney City East
Player of the Year Franco Parisi
(APIA Leichhardt, 13 votes)
Gosue Sama
(Spirit FC, 12 votes)
Golden Boot Blake Powell
(APIA Leichhardt, 21 goals)
Hussein Akil
(Fraser Park FC, 13 goals)
Goalkeeper of the Year Nenad Vekic
(Blacktown City, 15 votes)
David Lowery
(Spirit FC, 14 votes)
Coach of the Year Mark Crittenden
(Blacktown City, 16 votes)
Mark Robertson
(Hakoah FC, 24 votes)
Referee of the Year Kurt Ams n/a
Goal of the Year Blake Powell n/a
Media Award Nick Houghton
Charles Valentine Award Charles Abdilla (Mounties Wanderers FC)

^1 Club Championship includes points from across youth teams (under-20s and under-18s)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "COMPETITION REGULATIONS - 2015 COMPETITIONS" (PDF). footballnsw.com.au. Retrieved 30 August 2015.
  2. ^ "NPL NSW MENS 1 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP" (PDF). footballnsw.com.au. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  3. ^ "PS4 NPL NSW Men's 1 Round 22 Review". footballnsw.com.au. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  4. ^ "PS4 NSW NPL1 Scoring Summary". Fox Sports Pulse. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  5. ^ "NPL NSW MENS 2 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP" (PDF). footballnsw.com.au. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  6. ^ Peter Rowney (25 August 2015). "PS4 NPL NSW Men's 2 Round 22 Review". footballnsw.com.au. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  7. ^ Peter Rowney (18 August 2015). "PS4 NPL NSW Men's 2 Round 21 Review". footballnsw.com.au. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  8. ^ Michael Katz. "CONGRATULATIONS – PROMOTION TO NPL 1". hakoahfc.com.au. Retrieved 30 August 2015.
  9. ^ "2015 Competitions Declaration of Leagues" (PDF). Football NSW. 29 September 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  10. ^ "Winners galore at NPL Gala Dinner". nswpl.com.au. Retrieved 14 September 2015.