South Australian State League 1

The South Australian NPL State League 1 is the second tier state-level football (soccer) competition in South Australia, ranked third tier in the national pyramid. The league are part of the National Premier Leagues (NPL) structure implemented by Football Federation Australia in 2012. It is conducted by the Football Federation South Australia (FFSA), the state's governing body. After the reforming of the South Australian football league structure in 2012, the league increased its participants from 10 clubs to 16. The FFSA has announced a restructuring of the league format in South Australia for the 2016 to 2018 seasons, moving from a 2 tiered system to a 3 tiered system with the introduction of a new 3rd division, which will reduce the participants in the State League down to 12.[1]

South Australian State League 1
Founded1929 (as Division Two)
1994–2004 (as State League)
2005–2012 (as Premier League)
2012–2015 (as State League)
2015 (as State League 1)
First season2006 (as Premier League)
2016 (as State League 1)
CountryAustralia
StateSA
Number of teams12
Level on pyramid3
Promotion toNPL
Relegation toState League 2
Domestic cup(s)FFA Cup
Federation Cup
Current premiersSouth Adelaide Panthers
Websiteffsa.com.au
Current: 2020 SA State League 1

A-League team Adelaide United entered their youth team in the 2015 season.[2]

Change of formatEdit

The State League will reduce from a 16 team competition to a 12 team competition from the 2016 season, as part of a restructuring of the league format, moving from a 2 tiered system to a 3 tiered system with the introduction of a new 3rd division called State League 2.[3]

2022 State League 1 ClubsEdit

Club Location Home Ground
Adelaide Blue Eagles Marden Marden Sports Complex
Adelaide Croatia Raiders Gepps Cross Croatian Sports Centre
Adelaide Victory Blair Athol Rushworth Reserve
West Adelaide Kilburn Kilburn Sports Complex
Fulham United West Beach West Beach Parks Football Centre
Adelaide Hills Hawks Woodside, South Australia Hawks Nest
Modbury Jets Ridgehaven, South Australia Smith Partners Stadium
Playford City Edinburgh North Ramsay Park
Port Adelaide Pirates Taperoo Taperoo Reserve
Adelaide Uni SC Angle Park Valo Football Centre
Sturt Lions West Beach West Beach Parks Football Centre
Seaford Rangers Port Noarlunga South Karingal Reserve

HonoursEdit

Year Premiers Champions
2006 Adelaide Cobras -
2007 Adelaide Comets -
2008 Salisbury United West Adelaide
2009 Enfield City Enfield City
2010 Noarlunga United Playford City
2011 Salisbury United South Adelaide
2012 Para Hills Knights -
2013 West Adelaide -
2014 Port Adelaide Pirates Port Adelaide Pirates
2015 Adelaide United Youth -
2016 Cumberland United Cumberland United
2017 South Adelaide Sturt Lions
2018 Blue Eagles Raiders
2019 Modbury Jets Cumberland United
2020 South Adelaide Sturt Lions

Note: Prior to 2012, the State League was the third tier competition in South Australia.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "League structure confirmed for new Licence Period". Football Federation South Australia. 13 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Adelaide United seconds to play in state league in 2015". AdelaideNow. News Ltd.
  3. ^ "League structure confirmed for new Licence Period". Football Federation South Australia. 13 February 2015.

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