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National Premier Leagues (State Football)
« on: February 13, 2013, 10:13:47 AM »
National Premier Leagues


FFA, in partnership with its state-based Member Federations, has rebranded the premier league in each state under a single banner - National Premier Leagues (NPL).

NPL will now form the second tier of football in Australia, underpinning the Hyundai A-League.

The NPL is a direct outcome of the National Competition Review (NCR) outcomes announced in May 2012 which, apart from the re-branding of state-based competitions, aims to:
•Create consistency across the Member Federation top leagues across Australia;
•To recognise the role that State league clubs are playing to develop players, and showcase local talent;
•Raise overall standards in club management;
•Improve the financial and commercial position of state leagues and clubs.

To participate in the National Premier Leagues within each Federation, clubs have agreed to meet uniform national criteria including:
•Total number of teams and age groups;
•Youth development practices, including the implementation of the National Curriculum;
•Coach accreditation criteria including the introduction of a Technical Director in each club;
•Organisational planning including finance, business planning and organisational structure;
•Greater oversight regarding the charging of player registration fees;
•Facility standards and improvement;
•Adoption of a player points system which incentivises clubs to develop players through their youth team structure as well as produce talent which progresses to national pathway programs (including Skilleroos, NTC and AIS) as well as the National Youth League, Hyundai A-League and National Teams.

Each Federation will manage their local division of the National Premier Leagues, which will culminate in a national play-off at the end of each winter season involving the champion of each division.

A women's NCR is currently underway and it is expected that outcomes will be announced in May, 2013.

The NPL represents an important step in the realisation of FFA's strategic vision to make Australia a world class football nation and to better connect elite player development and the wider football community.
Who is participating in the National Premier Leagues in 2013?
There will be 5 states participating in the National Premier Leagues in 2013 including Football New South Wales, Football Queensland, Football Federation Tasmania, Capital Football and Football Federation South Australia.

Further states are expected to join the newly re-branded competition once the outcomes of the National Competition Review are adopted.

http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/nationalpremierleagues
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Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2013, 10:22:05 AM »
Not long now until the mighty Sunshine Coast FC are champions of not only Queensland but Australia as well.

Next step, THE WORLD!
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Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2013, 10:35:31 AM »
So............ NPLs replace the APL ?

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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2013, 10:42:04 AM »
Can I assume that in 5 or so years time, the top 16 or so NPL clubs will then be invited to join Australia's second-tier football comp? Or will the state NPL's be our second-tier comp?
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2013, 10:45:02 AM »
So............ NPLs replace the APL ?

It is the APL, but it had to be renamed because apparently there is already an Australian Premier League in lawn bowls or something.
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Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2013, 10:45:56 AM »
So............ NPLs replace the APL ?

It is the APL, but it had to be renamed because apparently there is already an Australian Premier League in lawn bowls or something.

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Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2013, 10:52:21 AM »
So............ NPLs replace the APL ?

It is the APL, but it had to be renamed because apparently there is already an Australian Premier League in lawn bowls or something.

Hahaa, ok.

The FFA must use this competition to truly test out new/expanded HAL markets. The chance to link up a great number of football areas from around Australia will be fantastic in the short term (with an FFA Cup) and then in the long run (through careful expansion of the HAL). Either way, for the next generation of players, this is a great nationwide pathway approach.
« Last Edit: February 13, 2013, 12:22:31 PM by TenaciousAC »

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Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2013, 11:32:52 AM »
The NPL's will be run by the state federations but I'm sure the FFA will have a fair bit of input..

Interesting times in SE Qld with the dynamics between Football Qld (NPL) and Football Brisbane (Brisbane PL)..
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Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2013, 11:47:05 AM »
Interesting times in SE Qld with the dynamics between Football Qld (NPL) and Football Brisbane (Brisbane PL)..

The FFA obviously have their heart set on this NPL idea so the dynamic for FB/BPL and those clubs would appear to be more or less 'get on board or you'll get left behind'.
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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2013, 12:18:28 PM »
Interesting times in SE Qld with the dynamics between Football Qld (NPL) and Football Brisbane (Brisbane PL)..

The FFA obviously have their heart set on this NPL idea so the dynamic for FB/BPL and those clubs would appear to be more or less 'get on board or you'll get left behind'.
It's not quite that simple.. Your line above seemed to be the motto when the QSL was getting organised and that in reality was a poorly executed and rushed competition.

Hopefully FQ have learnt from their mistakes.
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Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2013, 12:23:58 PM »
Interesting times in SE Qld with the dynamics between Football Qld (NPL) and Football Brisbane (Brisbane PL)..

The FFA obviously have their heart set on this NPL idea so the dynamic for FB/BPL and those clubs would appear to be more or less 'get on board or you'll get left behind'.
It's not quite that simple.. Your line above seemed to be the motto when the QSL was getting organised and that in reality was a poorly executed and rushed competition.

Hopefully FQ have learnt from their mistakes.

Apples and oranges I think.

The QSL was purely administrated and run by FQ (poorly). This NPL caper is set up and run to FFA guidelines and specifications with each state federation just administering their individual leagues and teams and making sure they toe the lines set down by FFA.

That's the way it appears to me at least.
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« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2013, 12:54:06 PM »
So how do New Zealand fit into this? Are Wellington Phoenix a part of the FFA's long term plans for the A-league?
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« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2013, 01:39:24 PM »
So how do New Zealand fit into this? Are Wellington Phoenix a part of the FFA's long term plans for the A-league?
IMO In the HAL the answer would be off course. In relation to player pathways, youth development etc, the Phoenix will be left to their own devices. That's NZ Football's job to help out too.
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Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2013, 02:50:30 PM »
The count down clock has started.

The count down to the Strikers regaining their rightful place.

It will take a few years; I just hope the Roar are still alive by then to help us celebrate in style.

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« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2013, 02:58:33 PM »
Rightful Place?

Sure.

Except they weren't even top dog in the QSL.

You either need to lay off the drugs Sep, or up the dose.

Unless by rightful place you mean 'completely out of their depth' then in that case good point, well made.
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Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2013, 03:25:53 PM »
Victoria dragging their feet. Obviously wasn't their idea or they are too good for NPL

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« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2013, 04:41:50 PM »
Victoria dragging their feet. Obviously wasn't their idea or they are too good for NPL
From what I've read, the VPL as well as a couple of other states had existing sponsorships etc set up so it wasn't viable to cut them short for this coming season. The one's that aren't in the NPL this year is expected to be good to go next year.
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Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2013, 05:54:21 PM »
Rightful Place?

Sure.

Except they weren't even top dog in the QSL.

You either need to lay off the drugs Sep, or up the dose.
He has a point though lol

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Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2013, 08:48:10 PM »
Not long now until the mighty Sunshine Coast FC are champions of not only Queensland but Australia as well.

Next step, THE WORLD!


Damn right! Fixtures have been released as well. First Fire home game is March 17 vs Moreton Bay. First Fire/Strikers is May 18 at Perry Park. Second last home game for Fire is against the Strikers as well

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Re: National Premier Leagues (State Football)
« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2013, 10:36:49 PM »
Not long now until the mighty Sunshine Coast FC are champions of not only Queensland but Australia as well.

Next step, THE WORLD!
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