The National Premier Leagues South Australia (often abbreviated to NPL South Australia or NPL SA) is a semi-professional football competition in the Australian state of South Australia. The league is a subdivision of the second tier National Premier Leagues, which sits below the A-League on the national pyramid. The competition is controlled by Football Federation South Australia, the governing body for the sport in the state.

History

In 2012 it was announced that the FFSA Premier League was to become the top tier of South Australian football (below the national A-League) after the disbandment of the now defunct FFSA Super League. It was announced that the competition would consist of 14 teams. These teams would be made up of the 10 teams from the defunct Super League with the remaining 4 spots being filled by the top 4 teams from the 2012 Premier League season.

In 2013 the league joined the National Premier Leagues and was named correspondingly to NPL SA. The top placed team after the completion of the season will enterer into the National Premier Leagues finals and will play-off against other top placed teams from interstate conferences to determine a nationwide champion.

Format

Since 2012 two teams have been relegated from the Premier League to the FFSA State League, replaced by the top two teams from the FFSA State League in the year prior.

Clubs for 2020 Season

Club Location Home Ground
Adelaide Blue Eagles Marden Marden Sports Complex
Adelaide City Oakden Adelaide City Park
Adelaide Comets Mile End Santos Stadium
Adelaide Olympic Angle Park VALO Football Centre - The Parks
Adelaide Raiders Gepps Cross Croatian Sports Centre
Adelaide United Youth Ridgehaven Smith Partners Stadium
Campbelltown City Newton Steve Woodcock Sports Centre
Croydon Kings Croydon Park Polonia Reserve
Cumberland United Clarence Gardens AA Bailey Reserve
Modbury Jets Modbury Jet Park
North Eastern MetroStars Klemzig T.K. Shutter Reserve
Para Hills Knights Para Hills The Paddocks

Honours

Year Premiers Champions NPL Finals Representation
2013 North Eastern MetroStars Campbelltown City Campbelltown City – Semi Finalist
2014 North Eastern MetroStars Croydon Kings North Eastern MetroStarsChampions
2015 West Adelaide West Adelaide West Adelaide – Quarter Finalist
2016 Adelaide City Campbelltown City Adelaide City – Quarter Finalist
2017 Adelaide City Croydon Kings Adelaide City – Quarter Finalist
2018 Campbelltown City Campbelltown City Campbelltown CityChampions
2019 Campbelltown City Campbelltown City Campbelltown City – Quarter Finalist
2020 none 1

Notes:

1 NPL finals series cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia.[1]

For details of winners pre-NPL (2006–2012):

See also

References

  1. ^ "Coronavirus forces FFA Cup to be cancelled". The World Game. SBS. 7 July 2020. Retrieved 7 July 2020.

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