2017 National Premier Leagues

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National Premier Leagues
Season2017
ChampionsHeidelberg United (1st Title)
FinalistsAdelaide City
APIA Leichhardt Tigers
Bayswater City
Brisbane Strikers
Canberra Olympic
Edgeworth Eagles
Heidelberg United
South Hobart
2016
2018

The 2017 National Premier Leagues was the fifth 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 Heidelberg United crowned as Champions, which gave them direct qualification for the 2018 FFA Cup Round of 32.

League tables[edit]

ACT[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Canberra Olympic 18 15 2 1 66 22 +44 47 2017 National Premier Leagues Finals
2 FFA Centre of Excellence 18 11 3 4 53 17 +36 36
3 Belconnen United (C) 18 11 1 6 55 24 +31 34 2017 ACT Finals
4 Gungahlin United 18 10 2 6 32 32 0 32
5 Canberra 18 9 4 5 45 21 +24 31
6 Cooma 18 9 0 9 40 37 +3 27
7 Tuggeranong United 18 8 2 8 30 34 −4 26
8 Woden Weston 18 4 2 12 31 52 −21 14
9 Riverina Rhinos 18 1 4 13 15 71 −56 7
10 Monaro Panthers 18 1 2 15 11 62 −51 5
Updated to match(es) played on 20 August 2017. Source: sportstg
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.

Finals[edit]

  Semi Finals Preliminary Final Grand Final
                           
1 Canberra Olympic 2 (2)  
2 Belconnen United (pen.) 2 (4)         2 Belconnen United 2
      1 Canberra Olympic 2   1 Canberra Olympic 1
  3 Gungahlin United 0  
3 Gungahlin United 3
4 Canberra FC 0  

NSW[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 APIA Leichhardt Tigers 22 16 1 5 50 18 +32 49 2017 National Premier Leagues Finals
2 Blacktown City 22 14 5 3 45 22 +23 47 2017 NSW Finals
3 Rockdale City Suns 22 12 6 4 42 28 +14 42
4 Manly United (C) 22 13 3 6 47 36 +11 42
5 Sydney Olympic 22 12 4 6 35 23 +12 40
6 Wollongong Wolves 22 12 1 9 35 28 +7 37
7 Sydney United 58 22 10 4 8 42 27 +15 34
8 Hakoah Sydney City East 22 6 6 10 28 35 −7 24
9 Bonnyrigg White Eagles 22 5 4 13 31 50 −19 19
10 Sutherland Sharks 22 5 1 16 29 55 −26 16
11 Sydney FC Youth 22 6 2 14 34 52 −18 14[a]
12 Parramatta FC (R) 22 1 3 18 16 60 −44 6 Relegation to the 2018 NPL NSW 2[b]
Updated to match(es) played on 13 August 2017. Source: sportstg.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Sydney FC Youth six points deducted for misconduct.
  2. ^ Promotion and Relegation system based on Club Championship and including points from U20 and U18 teams.

Finals[edit]

 
  Qualifying Finals Semi Finals Preliminary Finals Grand Final
                                     
1 APIA Leichhardt 5  
    3 Rockdale City 0         1 APIA Leichhardt 0 (3)
2 Blacktown City 2     3 Rockdale City 2 (4)   4 Manly United 0 (4)
3 Rockdale City 4       4 Manly United 2 (5)  
2 Blacktown City 0
4 Manly United 2   4 Manly United 2  
5 Sydney Olympic 1

Northern NSW[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Edgeworth Eagles 20 13 4 3 42 14 +28 43 2017 National Premier Leagues Finals
2 Hamilton Olympic 20 12 4 4 39 20 +19 40 2017 Northern NSW Finals
3 Lambton Jaffas (C) 20 12 3 5 49 29 +20 39
4 Broadmeadow Magic 20 12 3 5 39 27 +12 39
5 Valentine FC 20 11 2 7 35 32 +3 35
6 Maitland 20 9 4 7 40 30 +10 31
7 Lake Macquarie City 20 6 5 9 27 39 −12 23
8 Charlestown City Blues 20 5 4 11 25 33 −8 19
9 Adamstown Rosebud 20 5 4 11 27 48 −21 19
10 Newcastle Jets Youth 20 4 3 13 32 55 −23 15
11 Weston Workers 20 1 4 15 18 46 −28 7
Updated to match(es) played on 13 August 2017. Source: sportstg.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.

Finals[edit]

  Semi Finals Grand Final
                     
1 Edgeworth Eagles (pen.) 1 1 2 (3)  
4 Broadmeadow Magic 0 2 2 (1)  
    1 Edgeworth Eagles 0
  3 Lambton Jaffas (a.e.t.) 2
2 Hamilton Olympic 1 1 2
3 Lambton Jaffas 2 2 4  

Queensland[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Brisbane Strikers 22 16 3 3 68 21 +47 51 2017 National Premier Leagues Finals
2 Gold Coast City 22 15 3 4 59 25 +34 48 2017 NPL Queensland Finals
3 Western Pride (C) 22 12 5 5 73 27 +46 41
4 Moreton Bay United 22 12 5 5 49 27 +22 41
5 Olympic FC 22 12 4 6 57 27 +30 40
6 Brisbane City 22 12 1 9 51 32 +19 37
7 Far North Queensland 22 9 4 9 38 37 +1 31
8 Northern Fury 22 7 4 11 36 55 −19 25
9 Redlands United 22 6 4 12 30 53 −23 22
10 South West Queensland Thunder 22 6 2 14 30 53 −23 20
11 Brisbane Roar Youth 22 5 3 14 33 66 −33 18
12 Sunshine Coast 22 0 2 20 18 117 −99 2
Updated to match(es) played on 20 August 2017. Source: sportstg.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.

Finals[edit]

Semi Finals Grand Final
      
1 Brisbane Strikers 1
4 Moreton Bay United 3
3 Western Pride 2
4 Moreton Bay United 1
2 Gold Coast City 0
3 Western Pride 3

South Australia[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 North Eastern MetroStars 22 14 5 3 48 26 +22 47 2017 South Australia Finals
2 Adelaide Comets 22 12 3 7 50 30 +20 39
3 Croydon Kings (C) 22 11 3 8 24 24 0 36
4 West Adelaide 22 10 4 8 44 39 +5 34
5 Para Hills Knights 22 11 0 11 28 36 −8 33
6 Adelaide City[a] 22 16 2 4 60 19 +41 32 2017 National Premier Leagues Finals
7 Adelaide Olympic 22 9 3 10 33 42 −9 30
8 West Torrens Birkalla 22 7 6 9 32 34 −2 27
9 Campbelltown City 22 7 4 11 33 36 −3 25
10 Adelaide United Youth 22 7 3 12 31 54 −23 24
11 Adelaide Blue Eagles (R) 22 5 5 12 33 49 −16 20 Relegation to the 2018 SA State League 1
12 Cumberland United (R) 22 3 2 17 16 43 −27 11
Updated to match(es) played on 12 August 2017. Source: sportstg.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Following a sanction by the independent Disciplinary Committee, Adelaide City had 18 competition points removed, resulting in the loss of the League Premiers title.[1]

Finals[edit]

  Semi Finals Week 1 Semi Finals Week 2 Preliminary Final Grand Final
                               
  1  Adelaide City  1  North Eastern MetroStars  1    Adelaide City  1
  2  North Eastern MetroStars  0  Adelaide City  2              Croydon Kings  2
                               
                     North Eastern MetroStars  1        
  3  Adelaide Comets  3              Croydon Kings  2        
  6  Para Hills Knights  2                        
             Adelaide Comets  2                
             Croydon Kings  4                
  4  Croydon Kings  2                        
  5  West Adelaide  1                        

Tasmania[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 South Hobart (C) 21 18 1 2 87 19 +68 55 2017 National Premier Leagues Finals
2 Olympia 21 13 4 4 59 28 +31 43 2017 League Cup
3 Devonport City 21 13 2 6 53 30 +23 41
4 Hobart Zebras 21 9 6 6 49 19 +30 33
5 Northern Rangers 21 5 5 11 27 51 −24 20
6 Launceston City 21 5 3 13 25 58 −33 18
7 Clarence United 21 4 4 13 23 70 −47 16
8 Kingborough Lions United 21 2 5 14 16 64 −48 11
Updated to match(es) played on 19 August 2017. Source: socceraust.co.uk
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.

Finals[edit]

Quarter Finals
26 August
Semi-Finals
2 September
Grand Final
9 September
         
Somerset 2
South Hobart (aet) 3
South Hobart 3
Northern Rangers 0
Devonport City 2 (5)
Northern Rangers (pen.) 2 (6)
South Hobart 7
Olympia 0
Olympia 2
Hobart Zebras 1
Olympia 6
Glenorchy Knights 2
Glenorchy Knights 3
Launceston City 2

Victoria[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Heidelberg United 26 17 3 6 53 27 +26 54 2017 National Premier Leagues Finals
2 South Melbourne 26 15 3 8 49 28 +21 48 2017 Victoria Finals
3 Avondale FC 26 14 6 6 28 21 +7 48
4 Bentleigh Greens (C) 26 13 7 6 44 30 +14 46
5 Green Gully 26 12 9 5 50 37 +13 45
6 Oakleigh Cannons 26 11 10 5 43 23 +20 43
7 Pascoe Vale 26 12 7 7 35 27 +8 43
8 Hume City 26 9 8 9 31 26 +5 35
9 Bulleen Lions 26 9 5 12 39 42 −3 32
10 Kingston City 26 8 7 11 37 42 −5 31
11 Port Melbourne 26 7 6 13 36 44 −8 27
12 Melbourne Knights 26 6 6 14 31 48 −17 24 Qualification to the 2017 Relegation play-offs
13 St Albans Saints (R) 26 3 6 17 20 56 −36 15 Relegation to the 2018 NPL Victoria 2
14 North Geelong Warriors (R) 26 1 7 18 21 67 −46 10
Updated to match(es) played on 20 August 2017. Source: sportstg.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Finals[edit]

  Elimination Finals     Semi Finals     Final
                           
      1 Heidelberg United 2  
  3 Avondale 1     6 Oakleigh Cannons 0    
  6 Oakleigh Cannons (aet) 2         1 Heidelberg United 1
      4 Bentleigh Greens (aet) 2
      2 South Melbourne 2 (3)    
  4 Bentleigh Greens 4     4 Bentleigh Greens 2 (5)  
  5 Green Gully 0  

Western Australia[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Bayswater City (C) 26 17 5 4 55 33 +22 56 2017 National Premier Leagues Finals
2 Inglewood United 26 16 7 3 73 33 +40 55 2017 Western Australia Finals
3 Perth SC 26 17 3 6 62 30 +32 54
4 Sorrento 26 14 5 7 53 34 +19 47
5 Floreat Athena 26 14 5 7 42 31 +11 47
6 ECU Joondalup 26 11 6 9 56 43 +13 39
7 Stirling Lions 26 10 5 11 40 43 −3 35
8 Subiaco AFC 26 11 2 13 39 48 −9 35
9 Cockburn City 26 8 7 11 38 42 −4 31
10 Joondalup United 26 8 7 11 46 60 −14 31
11 Armadale 26 7 6 13 34 51 −17 27
12 Perth Glory Youth 26 5 4 17 28 49 −21 19
13 Balcatta 26 5 4 17 25 54 −29 19
14 Mandurah City (R) 26 3 6 17 21 61 −40 15 Qualification to the 2017 Relegation play-off
Updated to match(es) played on 26 August 2017. Source: sportstg.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.

Finals[edit]

  Semi Finals Elimination Final Grand Final
                           
1 Bayswater City 4  
2 Inglewood United 1         1 Bayswater City 3
      2 Inglewood United 0   3 Perth 0
  3 Perth 3  
3 Perth 4
4 Sorrento 1  

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 2017. The quarter final match-ups were decided by an open draw.[2] Home advantage for the semi-finals and final was based on a formula relating to time of winning (normal time, extra time or penalties), goals scored and allowed, and yellow/red cards. The winner also qualified for the 2018 FFA Cup Round of 32.

Club Qualified From Participation
Canberra Olympic Australian Capital Territory ACT 2nd
APIA Leichhardt Tigers New South Wales NSW 1st
Edgeworth Eagles New South Wales Northern NSW 3rd
Brisbane Strikers Queensland Queensland 2nd
Adelaide City South Australia South Australia 2nd
South Hobart Tasmania Tasmania 3rd
Heidelberg United Victoria (Australia) Victoria 1st
Bayswater City Western Australia Western Australia 3rd
Quarter Finals Semi Finals Grand Final
         
Australian Capital Territory Canberra Olympic 1
New South Wales Edgeworth Eagles 4
New South Wales Edgeworth Eagles 0
Queensland Brisbane Strikers 2
Tasmania South Hobart 2
Queensland Brisbane Strikers 4
Queensland Brisbane Strikers 0
Victoria (Australia) Heidelberg United 2
Western Australia Bayswater City 1
Victoria (Australia) Heidelberg United (a.e.t.) 3
Victoria (Australia) Heidelberg United 2
New South Wales APIA Leichhardt Tigers 1
South Australia Adelaide City 0
New South Wales APIA Leichhardt Tigers 1

Quarter Finals[edit]

Adelaide City South Australia0–1New South Wales APIA Leichhardt Tigers
Report
Attendance: 632
Referee: Rick Schneider

Bayswater City Western Australia1–3 (a.e.t.)Victoria (Australia) Heidelberg United
Report
Attendance: 435
Referee: David Bruce

Canberra Olympic Australian Capital Territory1–4New South Wales Edgeworth
Report
Attendance: 235
Referee: Luke Withell

South Hobart Tasmania2–4Queensland Brisbane Strikers
Report
Attendance: 803
Referee: Brenton Kopra

Semi Finals[edit]

Heidelberg United Victoria (Australia)2–1New South Wales APIA Leichhardt Tigers
Report
Attendance: 891
Referee: Chris Hope

Edgeworth New South Wales0–2Queensland Brisbane Strikers
Report
Attendance: 470
Referee: Stephen Laurie

Grand Final[edit]

Brisbane Strikers Queensland0–2Victoria (Australia) Heidelberg United
Report
Attendance: 1,105
Referee: Adrian Arndt

Individual honours[edit]

Sean Ellis from Heidelberg United won the John Kosmina Medal for the best player in the NPL Grand Final.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adelaide City FC Outcome". FFSA. 23 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Match ups for PS4 NPL 2017 Finals Series take shape". www.nationalpremierleagues.com.au. 7 February 2017. Retrieved 12 February 2017.
  3. ^ Monteverde, Marco (30 September 2017). "Heidelberg United crowned NPL championship after clinical 2-0 victory over Brisbane Strikers". The Courier-Mail.

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