National Premier Leagues Queensland

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National Premier Leagues Queensland
Country Australia Australia
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Founded 2012
First season 2013
Number of teams 12
Level on pyramid 2
Domestic cup(s) FFA Cup
Current champions Palm Beach Sharks FC
(2014)
Current premiers Palm Beach Sharks FC
(2014)
Website http://www.footballqueensland.com.au
Current season

The National Premier League Queensland, run by Football Queensland, is the top tier state-level football (soccer) competition in Queensland, replacing the Queensland State League. The conference is a sub division of the National Premier Leagues. The inaugural season kicked off in March 2013[1] and consisted of 12 teams.[2] Each team will be expected to field a senior team, five junior men's teams from under-12 to under-20 starting in 2013 and women's junior teams in under-13, under-14, under-15 and under-18 starting in 2014.[3]

Each club has been granted a 5-year licence and there is no promotion or relegation from the league during this period.

Format[edit]

The league started with 12 teams in its inaugural 2013 season. This was increased to 14 teams in the 2014 season with the inclusion of Harimau Muda A, Southwestern Queensland and the replacement of the QAS team with the Brisbane Roar National Youth League side. However, the teams were controversially reduced to 13 mid-season, due to CQFC Energy's failure to meet licensing conditions.[4][5]

The season consists of a regular season in which all clubs play each other twice, home and away. At the conclusion of the regular season the top of the table club progresses onto the NPL National Finals Series to play against the champions from other NPL subdivisions. Also at the conclusion of the regular season the top four clubs play a local finals series. The local finals series consists of two semi-finals and a final. In the local finals series the top of the ladder club plays the fourth place and second place plays third. The winner of these local semi finals play each other in the NPL Qld Grand Final.

2015 NPL Queensland clubs[edit]

Team City Stadium Founded Joined Head Coach
Brisbane City Brisbane Spencer Park 1952 2013 Australia Glen Volker
Brisbane Roar Youth Brisbane Perry Park 2007 2014 Wales Jeff Hopkins
Brisbane Strikers Brisbane Perry Park 1994 2013 Wales Kevin Aherne-Evans[6]
FNQ FC Heat Cairns Barlow Park & Endeavour Park 2009 2013 Australia Martin Docherty
Moreton Bay United Moreton Bay Wolter Park 2012 2013 Australia Adam Piddock
Northern Fury Townsville Townsville Sports Complex 2008 2013 Scotland Ian Ferguson
Olympic FC Brisbane Goodwin Park 1967 2013 Australia Jim Bellas
Palm Beach Sharks Gold Coast Mallawa Drive Sporting Complex 1966 2013 Australia Grae Piddock
Redlands United Redlands Cleveland Showground Complex 1918 2013 England Matt Chandler
SWQ Thunder Toowoomba Clive Berghofer Stadium 2012 2014 Australia Chris Wilkes
Sunshine Coast FC Sunshine Coast Stockland Park 2007 2013 England Paul Arnison
Western Pride Ipswich North Ipswich Reserve 2012 2013

Former clubs[edit]

Team City Stadium Founded Joined Departed
CQFC Energy Rockhampton Rugby Park 2012 2013 2014
Queensland Academy of Sport Brisbane Meakin Park 1991 2013 2013
Harimau Muda A Malaysia Home of opposition team 2014 2014 2014

Honours[edit]

Year Premiership Champions
2013 Olympic FC Olympic FC
2014 Palm Beach Sharks Palm Beach Sharks
2015 in progress

See also[edit]

References[edit]