National Premier Leagues Tasmania
|Number of teams||8|
|Level on pyramid||2|
|Domestic cup(s)||Milan Lakoseljac Cup
|2017 Football Federation Tasmania season|
The National Premier Leagues Tasmania is an Australian football (soccer) league covering all regions of Tasmania. The league is a subdivision of the National Premier Leagues and commenced in 2013 with eight teams. Nationally the league sits below the A-League and above the Tasmanian regional championship competitions, although no promotion or relegation currently exists between any of these leagues.
Prior to the NPL Tasmania the previous statewide league encompassing teams from all-over Tasmania had not taken place since 1999. The highest level of soccer being played in Tasmania was in two regional leagues in the North and South of the state.
The league was formed in 2012 by Football Federation Tasmania and the first season commenced in 2013. FFT referred to the league as the T-League during planning prior to the establishment of the league. Between 2012–2014 the league was known as the Victory League due to sponsorship by A-League club Melbourne Victory. In 2015 the league was officially known as the PS4 Victory League also for sponsorship reasons. In 2016, the league changed names again to National Premier Leagues Tasmania in line with other divisions within the NPL.
The league consists of eight clubs geographically spread throughout Tasmania. Every club plays each other three times: Home and Away with a third game Home or Away for a total of 27 games each per season. The team on top of the table is considered the league champion and qualifies to play in the National Premier Leagues finals series against the champions of the other states.
The top teams in the league also qualify for a Tasmanian end of season finals series. Between 2013–15 the winner of the local finals series was awarded the Victory Cup. In 2013 and 2014 the top four teams participated in the finals series. In 2015 the finals series has been expanded to include the top six teams in the league as well as the champions of the Northern Championship and Southern Championship. In 2016, the end of season finals series cup was renamed the League Cup due to lapsing sponsorship arrangements.
While currently no promotion/relegation exists to the NPL Tasmania, Football Federation Tasmania have expressed an interest in a possible future promotion/relegation between NPL Tasmania and regional championships in a similar manner to the current English Conference National competition with supporters suggesting a simple system of replacing the lowest Northern or Southern based clubs with the winner of the corresponding Northern Championship and Southern Championship.
In late 2016, FFT announced they will expand the league to ten teams and introduce a promotion/relegation system. The winner of the 2018 Southern and Northern Championships will be promoted into NPL Tasmania and the competition will expand to ten teams in 2019. From the end of the 2019 season the winners of the Northern and Southern Championships will play-off against each other with the winner then taking on the last placed finisher in the NPL Tasmania in an additional play-off for a place in the NPL Tasmania in the following season.
The official sponsor for the league between 2013–2015 was A-League club Melbourne Victory. Tasmanian Redline is the official sponsor for transport. In 2015 the League is also included as part of Sony PlayStation 4 sponsorship of the National Premier Leagues.
In 2013 and 2014 the League had centralised apparel providers to all teams being Pelada and Jemsz respectively. From 2015 onwards apparel arrangements have been made individually by participating clubs.
|Club||Location||Ground||Capacity||Years in league|
|Clarence United||Clarence||Wentworth Park||5,500||2016 -|
|Devonport City||Devonport||Valley Road||1,200||2013 -|
|Hobart Zebras||Glenorchy||KGV Park||4,000||2013 -|
|Kingborough Lions United||Kingston||Lightwood Park||1,000||2013 -|
|Launceston City||Prospect||Mitsubishi Park||1,000||2013 -|
|Northern Rangers||Launceston||NTCA Sports Complex||1,000||2013 -|
|Olympia||Warrane||Warrior Park||1,000||2013 -|
|South Hobart||South Hobart||South Hobart Ground||4,500||2013 -|
|Club||Location||Ground||Capacity||Years in League||Current Status|
|Glenorchy Knights||Glenorchy||KGV Park||4,000||2013–2015||Southern Championship|
The initial clubs were awarded licences for league membership for three season between 2013–2015. In 2015 the FFT Board analysed the clubs on and off pitch. Based on this analysis six of the eight clubs in the NPL Tasmania were offered licences for an additional three seasons between 2016–2018. Glenorchy Knights and Launceston City were required to reapply for membership and compete with other clubs for the final two positions in the league in 2016. Riverside Olympic, University, Clarence and New Town Eagles also applied for the two positions in addition to Glenorchy and Launceston City. In August 2015 it was announced that Clarence United and Launceston City had been awarded the available licences between 2016–18, meaning that Glenorchy Knights will return to lower leagues starting in 2016.
|Season||League||Final Series||National Premier Leagues
|2013||Victory League||South Hobart||Devonport City||Victory Cup||South Hobart||Devonport City||South Hobart – Runners-up|
|2014||Victory League||South Hobart||Hobart Zebras||Victory Cup||South Hobart||Northern Rangers||South Hobart – Quarter Finalist|
|2015||PS4 Victory League||Olympia Warriors||South Hobart||Victory Cup||Olympia Warriors||Hobart Zebras||Olympia Warriors – Semi Finalist|
|2016||PS4 NPL Tasmania||Devonport City||Hobart Zebras||League Cup||South Hobart||Devonport City||Devonport City – Quarter Finalist|
Highest scoring games
All time table
As of round 17 of 2017 season
|Position||Team||Played||Won||Draw||Lost||Goals For||Goals Against||Goals +/-||Points||1st||2nd||3rd||4th|
|2013||Brayden Mann||Devonport City||26|
|2014||Brayden Mann||South Hobart||31|
|2015||Brayden Mann||South Hobart||29|
|2016||Brayden Mann||Devonport City||24|
- "CEO Update August 9". Football Federation Tasmania.
- "Promotion and relegation in plan for 10-team NPL Tasmania competition". The Hobart Mercury. 2016-12-10. Retrieved 2016-12-10.
- SIMEON THOMAS-WILSON. "Two clubs battling for Victory League licences in Tasmania". The Mercury. Retrieved 2015-07-09.
- ROB SHAW. "Riverside moves for Victory League licence". The Examiner. Retrieved 2015-07-09.
- Walter Pless. "Clarence United replace Glenorchy Knights in Victory League". Retrieved 2015-08-05.