Northern Championship

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Northern Championship
Northern Championship Logo.png
Country Australia
Founded 1912
Number of teams 8
Level on pyramid 3
Domestic cup(s) Milan Lakoseljac Cup
Current champions Somerset
2016 Football Federation Tasmania season

The Northern Championship is an association football (soccer) league in Northern Tasmania. Nationally it sits under the A-League and NPL Tasmania, equal to the Southern Championship. It is controlled by the Football Federation Tasmania (FFT), the state's governing body.

Prior to the 2015 season it was known as the Northern Premier League and for sponsorship reasons as the Forestry Tasmania Northern Premier League. Between 2001-2012 the Southern and Northern Premier Leagues were the state's highest level of soccer competition. In this period the top four teams from the Northern Premier League and the top four teams from the Southern Premier League play off in a knock-out final series to decide the state champion. This system came into existence in 2009 and replaced the previous system whereby the Northern and Southern champions played off. The Northern Championship is determined by the team finishing top of the ladder being named league champion, in contrast to many Australian competitions which use a finals series.

There is no promotion or relegation in the Northern Championship.

2016 Northern Championship clubs[edit]

Team Coach Home Ground Location
Burnie United Ray Parke Montello Burnie
Devonport City Unknown (Peter Savill) Valley Road Devonport
Launceston United Robert Murray Birch Avenue Launceston
Launceston City Roger Mies Mitsubishi Park Prospect
Northern Rangers Brendan Litchendonk NTCA Ground Launceston
Riverside Olympic Wayne Penfold Windsor Park Riverside
Somerset Casey Eaves Cardigan Street Somerset
Ulverstone Stuart Mack Ulverstone Showgrounds Ulverstone


Season Champions
1912 Tamar
1913 Tamar
1914 Elphin
Suspended 1915-1919 for World War I
1920 Elphin
1921 Tamar
1922 North Esk
1923 Elphin
1924 Elphin
1925 Patons & Baldwins
1926 Patons & Baldwins
1927 Elphin
1928 Elphin
1929 Invermay
1930 Patons & Baldwins
1931 Tamar
1932 Tamar
1933 Tamar
1934 Tamar
1935 Thistle
1936 Patons & Baldwins
1937 Invermay
1938 Invermay
1939 Patons & Baldwins
Suspended 1939-1946 for World War II
1946 Invermay
1947 Invermay
1948 Invermay
1949 Invermay
1950 Invermay
1951 Invermay
1952 Patons & Baldwins
1953 South Launceston
1954 Patons & Baldwins
1955 Waterside
1956 Patons & Baldwins
1957 Patons & Baldwins
1958 Patons & Baldwins
1959 Launceston Juventus
1960 Launceston Juventus
1961 Launceston Juventus
1962 Launceston Juventus
1963 Launceston Juventus
1964 Launceston United
1965 Launceston Juventus
1966 Launceston Juventus
1967 Launceston Juventus
1968 Launceston Juventus
1969 Launceston Juventus
1970 Georgetown
1971 Launceston Juventus
1972 Launceston Juventus
1973 Riverside Olympic
1974 Devonport
1975 Launceston Juventus
1976 Launceston Juventus
1977 Devonport
1978: State League Inaugurated making NPL no longer joint highest league in Tasmania
1978 Burnie United
1979 Burnie United
1980 St. Leonards Rovers
1981 St. Leonards Rovers
1982: State League dissolves leaving NPL as joint highest league in Tasmania
1982 Devonport City
1983 Devonport City
1984 GeorgeTown
1985 GeorgeTown
1986 Ulverstone
1987 Ulverstone
1988: State League restarts making NPL no longer joint highest league in Tasmania
1988 Devonport City
1989 Devonport City
1990 Riverside Olympic
1991 Riverside Olympic
1992 Riverside Olympic
1993 Launceston United SC
1994 Ulverstone
1995 Ulverstone
1996 Burnie United
1997 Burnie United
1998 Riverside Olympic
1999 Riverside Olympic
2000: State League dissolves leaving NPL as joint highest league in Tasmania
2000 Devonport City
2001 Launceston City
2002 Devonport City
2003 Devonport City
2004 Devonport City
2005 Launceston City
2006 Somerset
2007 Somerset
2008 Devonport City
2009 Northern Rangers
2010 Northern Rangers
2011 Prospect Knights FC
2012 Northern Rangers
2013: NPL Tasmania Formed. NC no longer joint highest league in Tasmania
2013 Somerset
2014 Somerset
2015 Somerset
2016 Devonport City (reserves)

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