Northern NSW Football
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Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) is the governing body of soccer in the north of New South Wales, Australia. It is a member of the national governing body, Football Federation Australia. The Federation was established the 9 September 1884 as the Northern District British Football Association. To fall in line with the global football identity, the federation was re-branded to Northern NSW Football on the 25 October 2006.
On 9 September 1884, the Northern District British Football Association was established. On the 25 October 2006, the Northern NSW Football was created due to internal restructuring and re-branding.
The NNSWF, the governing body for football in the northern regions of New South Wales, is Federation Member of Football Federation Australia (FFA) and as such reports directly to the FFA. There are seven constituent members of the NNSWF with each being responsible for a geographical Zone:
- Football Far North Coast
- Football Mid North Coast
- Hunter Valley Football
- Macquarie Football
- Newcastle Football
- North Coast Football
- Northern Inland Football
National Premier Leagues Northern NSW
The National Premier Leagues Northern NSW (NPL NNSW), previously known as the State League is the premier competition in Northern NSW involving 11 clubs from within the Hunter Region. The competition consists of four (4) grades – 1st Grade, Under 23’s, Under 19’s and Under 17’s. The 1st Grade competition consists of eleven (11) teams due to the inclusion of the Newcastle Jets Youth team as does the Under 19’s competition due to the inclusion of the NNSWF NSWIS team.
Northern League One
The Northern League One is the underpinning competition to the National Premier Leagues Northern NSW with promotion and relegation between the leagues. From 2015, the competition involves 11 clubs from within the Hunter Region. The competition consists of four (4) grades – 1st Grade, Under 23s, Under 19s and Under 17s.. In 2017, an Under 15 grade was introduced to the competition for the first time.
Women's Premier League
The Women's Premier League is the premier women’s competition and involves six clubs from within NNSW.
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