National Premier Leagues Queensland
|Number of teams||12|
|Level on pyramid||2|
|Domestic cup(s)||FFA Cup|
|Current champions||Redlands United FC (2016)|
|Current premiers||Brisbane Strikers (2016)|
The National Premier League Queensland, run by Football Queensland, is the top tier state-level football (soccer) competition in Queensland. The conference is a sub division of the National Premier Leagues. The inaugural season kicked off in March 2013 and consisted of 12 teams. 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.
Each club has been granted a 5-year licence and there is no promotion or relegation from the league during this period. It was announced on December 16, 2016 that there would be promotion and relegation to the NPLQ as of the 2018 season. This announcement came with the addition of the Queensland Premier League, a tier underpinning the National Premier League.
The league commenced 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.
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.
Current clubs (2016)
|Brisbane City||Brisbane||Spencer Park||1952||2013||John Kosmina|
|Brisbane Roar Youth||Brisbane||Perry Park||2007||2014||Jeff Hopkins|
|Brisbane Strikers||Brisbane||Perry Park||1994||2013||Kevin Aherne-Evans|
|FNQ FC Heat||Cairns||Barlow Park & Endeavour Park||2009||2013||Martin Docherty|
|Moreton Bay United||Moreton Bay||Wolter Park||2012||2013||Adam Piddock|
|Northern Fury||Townsville||Townsville Sports Complex||2008||2013||Ian Ferguson|
|Olympic FC||Brisbane||Goodwin Park||1967||2013||Terry Kirkham|
|Gold Coast City||Gold Coast||Mallawa Drive Sporting Complex||1966||2013||Grae Piddock|
|Redlands United||Redlands||Cleveland Showground Complex||1918||2013||Matt Chandler|
|SWQ Thunder||Toowoomba||Clive Berghofer Stadium||2012||2014||Chris McLeod|
|Sunshine Coast FC||Sunshine Coast||Stockland Park||2007||2013||Paul Arnison|
|Western Pride||Ipswich||Briggs Rd Sporting Complex||2012||2013||Graham Harvey|
|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|
|Year||Premiership||Champions||NPL Finals Representation|
|2013||Olympic FC||Olympic FC||Olympic FC - Semi Finalist|
|2014||Palm Beach Sharks||Palm Beach Sharks||Palm Beach Sharks - Semi Finalist|
|2015||Moreton Bay United||Moreton Bay United||Moreton Bay United - Semi Finalist|
|2016||Brisbane Strikers||Far North Queensland||Brisbane Strikers - Semi Finalist|
- "Gladstone on radar after CQFC Energy lose APL licence". gladstoneobserver.com.au. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
- "Player power kicks in ... to get Energy back for CQ". themorningbulletin.com.au. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
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