Central Premier League
|Number of teams||10|
|Level on pyramid||2|
|Domestic cup(s)||Chatham Cup|
|Current champions||Western Suburbs FC|
|Most championships||Miramar Rangers and Western Suburbs FC (6)|
The Central League is a professional status league competition run by Capital Football for Association football clubs located in the southern and central parts of the North Island, New Zealand. It is at the second level of New Zealand Football behind the national association based Stirling Sports Premiership, and the highest level of club based football available to teams within the region.
The premier league was initially set up as one of the three feeder leagues to the New Zealand National Soccer League in 1992, and continued in this form until being disbanded at the end of the 1999 season. The league was reinstated in 2005 as the top club league for the central region of New Zealand football, and the current strength of the league is demonstrated by it providing the past Chatham Cup winners in 2009 (Wellington Olympic), 2010 (Miramar Rangers), 2011 (Wairarapa United) and 2015 (Napier City Rovers).
Western Suburbs FC coached by Declan Edge won the Central League title with two games to go by beating Palmerston North Marist at home 6-0, it was the clubs first title since 2009 and sixth since the league was formed in 1992. 
Central Premier League Season – 2017
Central Premier League Clubs
|Lower Hutt City||Lower Hutt, New Zealand||Fraser Park|
|Miramar Rangers||Wellington, New Zealand||David Farrington Park|
|Napier City Rovers||Napier City, New Zealand||Bluewater Stadium (4,000)|
|Palmerston North Marist||Palmerston North, New Zealand||Memorial Park (8,000)|
|Stop Out||Lower Hutt, New Zealand||Hutt Park|
|Team Taranaki||New Plymouth, New Zealand||Yarrow Stadium (25,000)|
|Wairarapa United||Masterton, New Zealand||Memorial Park Turf|
|Wellington Olympic||Wellington, New Zealand||Wakefield Park|
|Wellington United||Wellington, New Zealand||Newtown Park (5,000)|
|Western Suburbs FC||Porirua, New Zealand||Endeavour Park|
Central Premier League Standings – 2017
|1||Western Suburbs FC||16||13||2||1||41||13||28||41|
|6||Napier City Rovers||16||6||2||8||39||39||0||20|
|9||Lower Hutt City||17||5||2||10||34||46||-12||17|
|10||Palmerston North Marist||16||2||3||11||22||57||-35||9|
Updated to match(es) played on 5 August 2017. Source: Capital Football
- Team Taranaki won 1-0 over Palmerston North Marist on 2nd April but are awaiting the result of an appeal to NZ Football following a player eligiblity protest in relation to that game.
|Home ╲ Away||LHC||MIR||NCR||PNM||STO||TT||WAU||OLY||WLU||WSB|
|Lower Hutt City||3–1||3–3||1–4||2–3||0–0||1–2||1–3||0–5||0–3|
|Napier City Rovers||5–1||0–5||3–0||4–1||3–4||4–1||2–6||1–2|
|Palmerston North Marist||3–4||3–5||2–4||1–3||2–1||1–1||2–4||1–1||2–2|
- Hyslop, Liam. "Western Suburbs win Central League title with two games to go". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
- Yarrow Stadium (NZ)
- "Central League table-toppers meet, ineligible player protest throws Taranaki into relegation battle". Stuff.co.nz. Dominion Post. 16 June 2017. Retrieved 9 July 2017.