2016–17 North Superleague
|Champions||Banks O' Dee|
|Goals scored||768 (4.22 per match)|
The 2016–17 North Superleague was the sixteenth staging of the North Superleague, the highest tier of league competition in the North Region of the Scottish Junior Football Association. The season began on 2 August 2016.
Member clubs for the 2016–17 season
Bridge of Don Thistle changed their name to Newburgh Thistle at the conclusion of the 2015–16 season.
|Club||Location||Ground||Manager||Finishing position 2015–16|
|Banchory St. Ternan||Crathes||Milton Park||Neil Findlay||12th|
|Banks O' Dee||Aberdeen||Spain Park||Tommy Forbes & Sandy McNaughton||Champions|
|Buckie Rovers||Buckie||Merson Park||Dave Findlay & Mike Smith||North First Division (West) 1st|
|Colony Park||Inverurie||Colony Park||Richard Davidson||North First Division (East) 1st|
|Culter||Peterculter||Crombie Park||Duncan Ord||5th|
|Deveronside||Macduff||Myrus Centre||John McLeay & Wayne Murdo||10th|
|Dufftown||Dufftown||Westburn Park||Steve Paterson||8th|
|Dyce Juniors||Dyce||Ian Mair Park||Mike McKenzie & Murray Rattray||4th|
|Hall Russell United||Bridge of Don||Denmore Park||John Carroll||7th|
|Hermes||Bridge of Don||Uniconn Park||Neil Dawson||2nd|
|Inverness City||Inverness||Lister Park||Jordan MacDonald||6th|
|Maud||Maud||Maud Pleasure Park||Chris Allsop & Mike Cramp||9th|
|Newburgh Thistle||Newburgh||Gallowshill Park||Lewis Muirhead||11th|
|Stonehaven||Stonehaven||Glenury Park||Ian Esslemont||3rd|
The relegation play-off format was altered as a result of the North First Division (West) champions, Spey Valley United, declining promotion to the North Superleague. Previously, the bottom two Superleague clubs were automatically relegated with the club finishing in third bottom position, tabled to play-off against the winner of a tie between the two runners-up of the North First Division (East) and (West).
In the revised plan, only the bottom club in the North Superleague will be automatically relegated. The runners-up to Spey Valley United, Montrose Roselea, will play-off at a neutral venue against the club finishing second bottom of the Superleague. The runners-up in the North First Division (East), Sunnybank, have played-off against the club finishing third bottom of the North Superleague, with the Superleague club having home advantage in the tie.
||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Banks O' Dee (C)||26||22||2||2||83||20||+63||68||Qualification for 2017–18 Scottish Cup|
|5||Hall Russell United||26||13||5||8||53||36||+17||44|
|9||Banchory St. Ternan||26||9||4||13||49||74||−25||31|
|12||Dufftown (O)||26||6||2||18||47||84||−37||20||Qualification for North Region League play-off|
|13||Buckie Rovers (R)||26||5||4||17||39||81||−42||19|
|14||Deveronside (R)||26||2||5||19||31||79||−48||11||Relegation to North First Division|
Updated to games played on 30 May 2017.
Source: North Region JFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
|Home \ Away||BST||BOD||BCK||COL||CUL||DVS||DUF||DYC||HRU||HER||IVC||MAU||NEW||SHV|
|Banchory St. Ternan||0–1||3–0||2–4||2–5||3–2||7–1||1–6||0–6||4–4||2–1||3–3||1–3||1–1|
|Banks O' Dee||3–1||5–1||7–1||1–0||6–1||3–1||0–0||3–0||4–1||2–0||4–0||3–0||3–0|
|Hall Russell United||3–1||3–2||2–0||0–1||1–3||2–1||2–3||1–0||3–1||1–0||5–0||1–2||2–2|
|Montrose Roselea||5 – 0||Buckie Rovers|
Hester 36', 56' (pen.)
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- "Match Report". www.clubwebsite.co.uk. Deveronside JFC. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
- Easton, Richard. "North Junior FA Statement on promotion and relegation from the McBookie.com Superleague". www.northregionjfa.co.uk. Retrieved 1 May 2017.