Northern NSW Football

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 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 25 October 2006.[1]

Northern NSW Football
Formation1884; 138 years ago (1884)
HeadquartersNewcastle, New South Wales
CEO
David Eland
Parent organisation
Football Australia
Websitewww.northernnswfootball.com.au

FormationEdit

On 9 September 1884, the Northern District British Football Association was established. On 25 October 2006, the Northern NSW Football was created due to internal restructuring and re-branding.[2]

Membership StructureEdit

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.[3] There are seven constituent members of the NNSWF[4] with each being responsible for a geographical Zone:

CompetitionsEdit

National Premier Leagues Northern NSWEdit

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 (7) grades – 1st Grade, Under 20s, Under 18's, Under 16's, Under 15's, Under 14's and Under 13's. The 1st Grade competition consists of eleven (11) teams due to the inclusion of the Newcastle Jets Youth team U20's as the Newcastle Jets teams play in an age group above.

Northern League OneEdit

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 seven (7) grades – 1st Grade, Under 23s, Under 19s, Under 17s, Under 15s, Under 14s and Under 13s.[5]

Zone LeaguesEdit

Consisting of four divisions (Zone Premier League, Zone League One, Zone League Two, Zone League Three) with 10 clubs each which compete in promotion and relegation between the 4 divisions.

Women's Premier LeagueEdit

The Women's Premier League is the premier women's competition and involves six clubs from within NNSW.[6]

Past winnersEdit

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Newcastle and Northern DistrictEdit

1880 to 1919Edit

Season Premiers League runners-up Champions Score Final runners-up Cup Winners
1886 Hamilton Athletic Minmi Rangers FC Minmi Rangers FC 1–0 Hamilton Athletic Minmi Rangers FC (1st Ellis Cup)
1887 Minmi Rangers FC Hamilton Athletic Finals not held Minmi Rangers FC (2nd Ellis Cup)
1888 Minmi Rangers FC Burwood United Finals not held Minmi Rangers FC (3rd Ellis Cup)
1889 Minmi Rangers FC Hamilton Athletic Finals not held Wallsend Rovers
1890 Burwood United Greta Bluebells Minmi Rangers FC 2–1 Burwood United Minmi Rangers FC (4th Ellis Cup)
1891 Minmi Rangers FC Burwood United Finals not held Burwood United (1st Ellis Cup)
1892 Minmi Rangers FC Burwood United Finals not held Minmi Rangers FC (5th Ellis Cup and 1st Gardiner Cup)
1893 Minmi Rangers FC Wallsend Rovers Finals not held Minmi Rangers FC (6th Ellis Cup)
1894 Adamstown Rosebud FC Minmi Thistles Adamstown Rosebud FC 2–1 Minmi Thistles Adamstown Rosebud FC (1st Ellis Cup)
1895 Adamstown Rosebud FC Wallsend Rovers Adamstown Rosebud FC 1–0 Wallsend Rovers Minmi Rangers FC (7th Ellis Cup)
1896 Adamstown Rosebud FC Merewether Advance Finals not held Adamstown Rosebud FC
1897 West Wallsend FC Wallsend Rovers West Wallsend FC 1–0 Wallsend Rovers
1898 West Wallsend FC Minmi Rangers FC West Wallsend FC 2–0 Minmi Rangers FC Minmi Rangers FC
1899 West Wallsend FC Adamstown Rosebud FC West Wallsend FC 1–0 Adamstown Rosebud FC West Wallsend FC
1900 Wallsend Rovers West Wallsend FC Wallsend Rovers 5–2 West Wallsend FC West Wallsend FC(Ellis and Gardiner Cups)
1901 West Wallsend FC West Wallsend FC(Ellis and Gardiner Cups)
1902 West Wallsend FC Adamstown Rosebud FC
1903 Wallsend Royals Adamstown Rosebud FC Wallsend Royals 3–1 Adamstown Rosebud FC Adamstown Rosebud FC
1904 West Wallsend FC Wallsend Royals
1905 Adamstown Rosebud FC West Wallsend FC Adamstown Rosebud FC 7–3 Adamstown Shamrocks
1906 Adamstown Rosebud FC Merewether Advance Adamstown Rosebud FC 2–1 Merewether Advance
1907*** Pelaw Main Wallsend Royals Pelaw Main 4–2 Wallsend Royals Adamstown Rosebud FC(Gardiner Cup) Broadmeadow R.A (Ellis Cup)
1908 Adamstown Rosebud FC Adamstown Rosebud FC(Ellis Cup)
1909 Newcastle Adamstown Rosebud FC Adamstown Rosebud FC 3–2 Merewether Advance Adamstown Rosebud FC(Gardiner Cup)
1909 Coalfields Cessnock Cessnock 1–0 Weston
1910 Adamstown Rosebud FC Wallsend Royals Adamstown Rosebud FC 2–0 Wallsend Royals
1911 East Merewether Advance Cessnock Cessnock 2–1 Merewether Advance
1911 West Wallsend Mazeppa Minmi Starlights Wallsend Mazeppa 2–0 Minmi Starlights
1912 Cessnock West Wallsend FC Cessnock 1–0 West Wallsend FC
1913 Merewether Advance West Wallsend FC West Wallsend FC 2–1 Merewether Advance Merewether Advance (Ellis Cup)
1914 Merewether Advance Weston Merewether Advance 3–0 Weston Merewether Advance (Knockout Cup)
1915 Merewether Advance Cessnock Merewether Advance 2–1 Cessnock Merewether Advance (Kerr Cup)
1916 Weston B Weston A Weston A 1–0 Weston B
1917 Wallsend Rovers and Weston Albion joint Wallsend Rovers 2–0 Weston Albion
1918 Newcastle Wallsend Rovers West Wallsend FC Wallsend Rovers 4–0 Adamstown Rosebud FC West Wallsend FC (Kerr Cup)
1918 Coalfields Weston Cessnock B Weston 2–0 Cessnock B West Wallsend FC (Kerr Cup), Weston (Gardiner Cup)
1919 Newcastle West Wallsend FC Adamstown Rosebud FC West Wallsend FC 4–1 Hamilton West Wallsend FC(Kerr Cup)
  • 1907 Senior Competition abandoned for rebuild. All age competition.

1920sEdit

Season Premiers League runners-up Champions Score Final runners-up Cup Winners
1920 Newcastle West Wallsend FC Adamstown Rosebud FC Adamstown Rosebud FC 1–0 Wallsend Rovers West Wallsend FC (Kerr Cup)
1921 West Wallsend FC Weston West Wallsend FC 2–0 Cessnock West Wallsend FC(Gardiner Cup), Wallsend Royals (Kerr Cup)
1922 West Wallsend FC Wallsend Rovers West Wallsend FC 4–2 Cessnock West Wallsend FC(Kerr Cup)
1923 Wallsend Rovers Adamstown Rosebud FC Weston 3–2 Adamstown Rosebud FC West Wallsend FC(Gardiner Cup), Cessnock (Kerr Cup)
1924 Cessnock Wallsend Rovers West Wallsend FC 3–1 Wallsend Rovers West Wallsend FC (Gardiner Cup and Kerr Cup)
1925 West Wallsend FC Adamstown Rosebud FC Cessnock 2–1 Adamstown Rosebud FC Adamstown Rosebud FC(Kerr Cup)
1926 West Wallsend FC Adamstown Rosebud FC Cessnock 1–0 West Wallsend FC Adamstown Rosebud FC(Kerr Cup)
1927 Cessnock West Wallsend FC Cessnock 2–0 Adamstown Rosebud FC Cessnock (Kerr Cup)
1928 West Wallsend FC Adamstown Rosebud FC New Lambton 1–0 Adamstown Rosebud FC
1929 NSW State Cup Cessnock City Hornets FC Gladesville Ryde Abedare 2–0 Weston

1950 to 1969Edit

Season Premiers League runners-up Champions Score Final runners-up Cup Winners
1957 Wallsend Rovers Cessnock City Hornets FC
1958 Cessnock City Hornets FC Wallsend Rovers Adamstown Rosebud FC 2–1 Cessnock
1959 Wallsend Rovers West Wallsend FC Wallsend Rovers 4–0 West Wallsend FC
1960 Cessnock City Hornets FC Awaba Cessnock City Hornets FC 2–0 Wallsend Rovers Wallsend Rovers (Ampol Cup)
1961 Awaba Wallsend Rovers Adamstown Rosebud FC 2–0 Lake Macquarie City FC Wallsend Rovers (Ampol Cup)
1962 Adamstown Rosebud FC Lake Macquarie City FC Lake Macquarie City FC 5–0 Awaba Lake Macquarie City FC (Ampol Cup), Cessnock City Hornets FC (Craven)
1963 Wallsend Rovers West Wallsend FC Awaba 4–1 Wallsend Rovers Wallsend Rovers (Ampol Cup), Newcastle Austral (Craven)
1964 Lake Macquarie City FC Awaba 4–2 Wallsend Rovers Wallsend Rovers (Ampol Cup), Newcastle Austral (Craven)
1965 Wallsend Rovers Adamstown Rosebud FC Wallsend Rovers 3–1 Adamstown Rosebud FC Lake Macquarie City FC (Ampol Cup), Wallsend Rovers (Crave)
1966 Adamstown Rosebud FC Newcastle Austral UTD Newcastle Austral UTD 2–1 Adamstown Rosebud FC Newcastle Austral (Ampol Cup, Awaba (Craven)
1967 Newcastle Austral UTD Lake Macquarie City FC Lake Macquarie City FC 6–2 Newcastle Austral UTD Belmont Swansea (Ampol Cup and Craven)
1968 Adamstown Rosebud FC Lake Macquarie City FC Adamstown Rosebud FC 4–2 Lake Macquarie City FC
1969 Hamilton Azzurri Newcastle Austral UTD Newcastle Austral UTD 3–2 Weston

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "About". northernnswfootball.com.au. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  2. ^ Northern NSW Football About (accessed 2 March 2015)
  3. ^ FFA, Who Are We (accessed 2 March 2015)
  4. ^ Northern NSW Football Members (accessed 2 March 2015)
  5. ^ "NNSWF didipansion of Premier Competitions for Season 2015". Northern NSW Football. 13 October 2014. Retrieved 27 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Herald Women's Premier League". Northern NSW Football. 17 March 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2013.
  7. ^ "Northern New South Wales Champions Past Winners". socceraust. Retrieved 19 July 2020.

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