2015 National Premier Leagues

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National Premier Leagues
Season2015
ChampionsBlacktown City (1st Title)
FinalistsBayswater City
Blacktown City
Canberra
Edgeworth
Moreton Bay United
Olympia
South Melbourne
West Adelaide
2014
2016

The 2015 National Premier Leagues was the third season of the Australian National Premier Leagues football competition. The league competition was played amongst eight separate divisions, divided by FFA state and territory member federations. The divisions are ACT, NSW, Northern NSW, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia.

The winners of each respective divisional league competed in a finals playoff tournament at season end, with Blacktown City crowned as National Premier Leagues Champions, which gave them direct qualification for the 2016 FFA Cup Round of 32.[1]

League tables[edit]

ACT[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Canberra 16 11 3 2 53 27 +26 36 2015 National Premier Leagues Finals
2 Cooma Tigers 16 12 1 3 52 27 +25 34[a] 2015 ACT Finals
3 Belconnen United 16 10 4 2 38 24 +14 34
4 FFA Centre of Excellence 16 8 4 4 38 30 +8 28
5 Canberra Olympic (C) 16 7 4 5 38 21 +17 25 2015 ACT Finals
6 Gungahlin United 16 7 4 5 33 30 +3 25
7 Woden Weston 16 3 2 11 20 40 −20 11
8 Monaro Panthers 16 2 2 12 19 48 −29 8
9 Tuggeranong United 16 0 0 16 12 56 −44 0
Source: foxsportspulse.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ Cooma Tigers were penalised three competition points due to a breach of NPL playing roster conditions.[2]

Finals[edit]

  Semi Finals Preliminary Final Grand Final
                           
1 Canberra 2  
2 Cooma Tigers 1         1 Canberra 1
      2 Cooma Tigers 1   5 Canberra Olympic 3
  5 Canberra Olympic 4  
3 Belconnen United 2
5 Canberra Olympic 4  

NSW[edit]

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]
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.[3][4][5]

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

Northern NSW[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Edgeworth Eagles (C) 18 13 1 4 39 22 +17 40 2015 National Premier Leagues Finals
2 Lambton Jaffas 18 11 4 3 42 22 +20 37 2015 Northern NSW Finals
3 Hamilton Olympic 18 10 6 2 46 22 +24 36
4 Broadmeadow Magic 18 10 2 6 43 26 +17 32
5 Weston Workers 18 9 2 7 24 26 −2 29
6 Adamstown Rosebud 18 8 4 6 29 30 −1 28
7 Newcastle Jets Youth 18 5 2 11 34 46 −12 17
8 Maitland 18 4 3 11 21 33 −12 15
9 Charlestown City Blues 18 4 1 13 18 43 −25 13
10 South Cardiff (R) 18 2 3 13 22 48 −26 9 Relegated to the 2016 Northern NSW State League
Source: foxsportspulse.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Finals[edit]

  Semi Finals Grand Final
                     
1 Edgeworth (a) 3 0 3  
4 Broadmeadow Magic 3 0 3  
    1 Edgeworth 2
  3 Hamilton Olympic 0
2 Lambton Jaffas 1 2 3
3 Hamilton Olympic 2 2 4  

Queensland[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Moreton Bay United (C) 22 14 5 3 54 25 +29 47 2015 National Premier Leagues Finals
2 Brisbane Strikers 22 14 5 3 49 22 +27 47 2015 Queensland Finals
3 Redlands United 22 12 3 7 50 28 +22 39
4 Olympic FC 22 12 3 7 55 36 +19 39
5 Palm Beach 22 10 5 7 36 26 +10 35
6 Brisbane Roar Youth 22 9 5 8 50 34 +16 32
7 Far North Queensland 22 9 4 9 49 39 +10 31
8 Northern Fury 22 10 1 11 42 44 −2 31
9 Brisbane City 22 8 2 12 41 52 −11 26
10 Sunshine Coast 22 7 3 12 33 48 −15 24
11 Western Pride 22 7 2 13 39 57 −18 23
12 South West Queensland Thunder 22 0 2 20 16 97 −81 2
Source: foxsportspulse.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.

Finals[edit]

Semi Finals Grand Final
      
1 Moreton Bay United 3
4 Olympic 1
1 Moreton Bay United 2
2 Brisbane Strikers 1
2 Brisbane Strikers 2
3 Redlands United 1

South Australia[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 West Adelaide (C) 26 14 9 3 52 26 +26 51 2015 National Premier Leagues Finals
2 Adelaide Blue Eagles 26 14 8 4 55 28 +27 50 2015 South Australia Finals
3 West Torrens Birkalla 26 15 4 7 57 40 +17 49
4 Croydon Kings 26 14 6 6 49 38 +11 48
5 Adelaide City 26 14 4 8 69 39 +30 46
6 Campbelltown City 26 13 7 6 44 36 +8 46
7 North Eastern MetroStars 26 11 6 9 44 37 +7 39
8 Adelaide Comets 26 11 1 14 34 49 −15 34
9 South Adelaide 26 8 6 12 42 56 −14 30
10 Adelaide Raiders 26 8 3 15 43 45 −2 27
11 Port Adelaide Pirates (R) 26 7 6 13 37 56 −19 27 Qualification to the 2015 Relegation play-offs
12 Modbury Jets (R) 26 7 6 13 29 55 −26 27 Relegation to the 2016 NPL State League 1
13 White City (R) 26 2 11 13 26 48 −22 17
14 Para Hills Knights (R) 26 3 5 18 30 56 −26 14
Source: foxsportspulse.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Finals[edit]

  Semi Finals Week 1 Semi Finals Week 2 Preliminary Final Grand Final
                               
  1  West Adelaide  1  Adelaide Blue Eagles  4    Adelaide Blue Eagles  0
  2  Adelaide Blue Eagles  1  West Adelaide  1              West Adelaide  3
                               
                     West Adelaide  5        
  3  West Torrens Birkalla  0 (5)              West Torrens Birkalla  2        
  6  Campbelltown City  0 (4)                        
             West Torrens Birkalla  1                
             Adelaide City  0                
  4  Croydon Kings  1 (1)                        
  5  Adelaide City  1 (3)                        

Tasmania[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Olympia (C) 21 15 3 3 83 14 +69 48 2015 National Premier Leagues Finals
2 South Hobart 21 15 1 5 73 27 +46 46 2015 Victory Cup
3 Hobart Zebras 21 12 5 4 57 24 +33 41
4 Northern Rangers 21 8 7 6 63 34 +29 31
5 Launceston City 21 7 3 11 39 51 −12 24
6 Kingborough Lions United 21 7 2 12 37 60 −23 23
7 Devonport City 21 6 3 12 42 51 −9 21
8 Glenorchy Knights (R) 21 2 0 19 15 148 −133 6 Relegated to the 2016 Tasmanian Championship
Source: foxsportspulse.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Finals[edit]

An end of season finals series for the Victory Cup was held using an expanded format, which included the top six teams from the Victory League as well as the premiers from the Northern Championship (Somerset) and Southern Championship (University of Tasmania). The quarter-final and semi-final matches were decided by random draw.[6]

Quarter Finals Semi Finals Final
         
Kingborough Lions 0
Hobart Zebras 5
Hobart Zebras 3
South Hobart 0
South Hobart 2
Somerset 1
Hobart Zebras 1
Olympia 3
University of Tasmania 5
Launceston City 1
University of Tasmania 4 (2)
Olympia 4 (4)
Olympia 1
Northern Rangers 0

Victoria[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 South Melbourne 26 18 4 4 58 22 +36 58 2015 National Premier Leagues Finals
2 Bentleigh Greens (C) 26 17 7 2 48 25 +23 58 2015 Victoria Finals
3 Heidelberg United 26 15 6 5 51 29 +22 51
4 Melbourne Knights 26 15 5 6 39 27 +12 50
5 Hume City 26 13 5 8 41 28 +13 44
6 Pascoe Vale 26 12 4 10 34 30 +4 40
7 Green Gully 26 11 4 11 52 45 +7 37
8 Port Melbourne 26 9 6 11 37 34 +3 33
9 Avondale FC 26 8 7 11 37 42 −5 31
10 Northcote City 26 9 3 14 32 49 −17 30
11 Oakleigh Cannons 26 7 5 14 33 41 −8 26
12 North Geelong Warriors (R) 26 6 3 17 30 52 −22 21 2015 Relegation play-offs
13 Werribee City (R) 26 4 6 16 20 50 −30 18 Relegation to the 2016 NPL Victoria 1
14 Dandenong Thunder (R) 26 4 3 19 30 69 −39 15
Source: foxsportspulse.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Finals[edit]

  Quarter Finals     Semi Finals     Final
                           
      1 South Melbourne 3  
  3 Heidelberg United 2 (0)     6 Pascoe Vale 2    
  6 Pascoe Vale 2 (3)         1 South Melbourne 1
      2 Bentleigh Greens 3
      2 Bentleigh Greens 2    
  4 Melbourne Knights 2 (0)     5 Hume City 0  
  5 Hume City 2 (2)  

Western Australia[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Bayswater City (C) 22 19 3 0 64 21 +43 60 2015 National Premier Leagues Finals
2 Perth SC 22 16 2 4 50 23 +27 50
3 Floreat Athena 22 15 3 4 61 34 +27 48
4 Sorrento 22 12 3 7 41 31 +10 39
5 Cockburn City 22 9 3 10 41 50 −9 30
6 Balcatta 22 8 3 11 44 44 0 27
7 Inglewood United 22 8 3 11 28 46 −18 27
8 Stirling Lions 22 8 2 12 42 55 −13 26
9 Subiaco AFC 22 6 2 14 27 36 −9 20
10 ECU Joondalup 22 5 4 13 37 55 −18 19
11 Perth Glory Youth 22 5 3 14 33 48 −15 18
12 Armadale 22 4 3 15 29 54 −25 15
Source: foxsportspulse.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.

Final Series[edit]

The winner of each league competition (top of the table) in the NPL competed in a single match knockout tournament to decide the National Premier Leagues Champion for 2015. For the quarter-final stage the participants were matched up based on geographical proximity. The winner also qualified for the 2016 FFA Cup Round of 32.[1]

Club Qualified From Participation
Canberra Australian Capital Territory ACT 2nd
Blacktown City New South Wales NSW 1st
Edgeworth Eagles New South Wales Northern NSW 1st
Moreton Bay United Queensland Queensland 1st
West Adelaide South Australia South Australia 1st
Olympia Tasmania Tasmania 1st
South Melbourne Victoria (Australia) Victoria 2nd
Bayswater City Western Australia Western Australia 2nd


Quarter Finals Semi Finals Grand Final
         
South Australia West Adelaide 1
Western Australia Bayswater City 2
Western Australia Bayswater City 6
Tasmania Olympia 0
Victoria (Australia) South Melbourne 1
Tasmania Olympia 2
Western Australia Bayswater City 1
New South Wales Blacktown City 3
New South Wales Blacktown City 4
Australian Capital Territory Canberra 1
New South Wales Blacktown City 2
Queensland Moreton Bay United 1
Queensland Moreton Bay United 3
New South Wales Edgeworth Eagles 1

Quarter Finals[edit]

South Melbourne Victoria (Australia)1–2Tasmania Olympia
Lujic Goal 61' Report Nichols Goal 3'
Mala Goal 30' (o.g.)
Hickey Yellow card 22' Yellow-red card 54'
Referee: Lucien Laverdure

Moreton Bay United Queensland3–1New South Wales Edgeworth Eagles
Mendy Goal 40'
Hall Goal 72'
Farina Goal 74' (pen.)
Report Bizzarri Goal 90+1'
Referee: Alex King

West Adelaide South Australia1–2Western Australia Bayswater City
Coyne Goal 12' (o.g.) Report Heagney Goal 77'
Dixon Goal 80'

Blacktown City New South Wales4–1Australian Capital Territory Canberra
Mallia Goal 3'
Antelmi Goal 21' Red card 40'
Major Goal 30'
Gibbs Goal 66'
Report James Red card 48'
Subasic Goal 90'
Referee: Ben Abraham

Semi Finals[edit]

Home field advantage was based on a formula relating to the quarter final results - time of winning (normal time, extra time or penalties), goals scored and allowed, and yellow/red cards.

Blacktown City New South Wales2–1Queensland Moreton Bay United
Major Goal 14'
Henderson Goal 30' (o.g.)
Report Green Goal 63'
Referee: Kurt Ams

Bayswater City Western Australia6–0Tasmania Olympia
Heagney Goal 12'64'74'
Marulanda Goal 28'
Sam Goal 73'88'
Report
Referee: Adam Field

Grand Final[edit]

Home field advantage was based on a formula relating to the combined quarter-final and semi final results - time of winning (normal time, extra time or penalties), goals scored and allowed, and yellow/red cards.[7]

Bayswater City Western Australia1–3New South Wales Blacktown City
Marulanda Goal 51' Report Gibbs Goal 13'55'
Mallia Goal 26'
Referee: Matthew Cropper

Individual honours[edit]

Joey Gibbs from Blacktown City won the John Kosmina Medal for the best player in the NPL Grand Final.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "FFA Cup spot the reward in PS4 NPL Finals Series". Football Federation Australia. 15 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Cooma Tigers lose Canberra NPL competition points for playing-roster breach". Canberra Times. 4 June 2015. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  3. ^ "COMPETITION REGULATIONS - 2015 COMPETITIONS" (PDF). footballnsw.com.au. Retrieved 30 August 2015.
  4. ^ "NPL NSW MENS 1 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP" (PDF). footballnsw.com.au. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  5. ^ "PS4 NPL NSW Men's 1 Round 22 Review". footballnsw.com.au. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Victory League Competition Rules 2015" (PDF). footballfedtas.com.au. March 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
  7. ^ "PS4 NPL Grand Final details confirmed". Football Federation Australia. 29 September 2015. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  8. ^ "Blacktown crowned PS4 NPL champions". Football Federation Australia. 3 October 2015.

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