The clubs are ranked first based on the number of points acquired during the season. If a draw occurs at the end of normal time, 30 minutes of extra time are played. Ultimately, both clubs reprised their position in the following season's competition with the inclusion of the Australian Institute of Sport evening out the numbers to 16, and as the first part of reforms to the competition set to be brought about in 2008. Each team plays home and away against teams against all other teams in the league for a total of 22 fixtures per team each season. However, by December 2013, a resolution was reached whereby Victorian teams would participate in the 2014 season.[4][5]. The National Premier Leagues Victoria, commonly known as NPL Victoria, is a semi-professional soccer league in Victoria, Australia. Should this occur, the league would compete for one season with 13 teams, with promotion rules for State League 1 being temporarily modified at the end of the affected season to correct the structure back to the traditional twelve clubs per league.[2]. From NPL 2, the winners of each of the conferences, East and West, are automatically promoted to replaced the two lowest-ranked NPL clubs. The NPL 2 representative in the promotion/relegation play-off is determined by an earlier play-off between the runners-up of the two respective conferences. If two teams have an equal number of points, they are separated firstly by goal difference and then the number of goals scored, calculated across all matches.

Round six of the National Premier Leagues NSW Men's competition is in the books, and it was another massive weekend of action around the grounds. The National Premier Leagues Victoria 2, commonly referred to as NPL Victoria 2, is a regional Australian semi-professional soccer league comprising teams from Victoria. Running from February to September each year, the league sees teams play 26 regular season fixtures, once at home and once away against each other club.

The 2005 season initially saw crowds attending in record numbers to witness the return of old derbies such as that between South Melbourne and Heidelberg United, but with the formation of the A-League filling the void of a national domestic league, 2006 saw a sharp decline in attendances. Visit here for more information about the NPL in the Northern Territory. However, the concept of a youth development squad was reintroduced in 2010 with the National Training Centre team playing in midweek fixtures throughout the season but not for competition points. The NPL is overseen by Football Federation Australia, in partnershi It has run continuously except for a three season postponement from 1916 to 1918 owing to World War I. Following the demise of the NSL in 2004, the remaining two Victorian NSL teams Melbourne Knights and South Melbourne were granted permission to play in the VPL season of 2005. NPL Victoria is contested by 14 clubs. After 1945 the league, like fellow state competitions around the country, received a massive boost in numbers and quality with the post-war influx of European migrants, whose dominance was established so effectively that no club which had won the title before 1952, Juventus' first title, has won one since. The league is a part of the overall National Premier Leagues, and is the highest level within the Victorian soccer league system, serving jointly as the second tier within the overall Australian pyramid. The competition is administered by Football Federation Victoria, the governing body of the sport in the state. The regular season consists of a double round-robin. Administered by Football Victoria, NPL Victoria is the latest iteration of first division competitions in the state. In 1958, after the Victorian Amateur Soccer Federation was formed, the league became known as the Victorian State League. NPL Victoria 3 was created from the bottom halves of the East and West divisions of NPL Victoria 2 when the league was reorganised at the end of the 2019 season.[1]. Victoria's premier football competition returns in the same format as recent seasons, with a full 26 round home-and-away season and a top six finals series. Each club plays every other club twice, once at home and once away, for a total of 26 matches. [6] The team ranked first at the end of the regular season is termed the premiers, and becomes Victoria's entry for the national NPL finals. Bentleigh Greens are the defending champions from the 2019 season. At 47, the former Socceroo keeper took control of his beloved Reds earlier in the yea. Visit here for more information about the NPL in the ACT. North Geelong Croatia/North Geelong Warriors, "National Premier Leagues confirmed for Victoria in 2014", https://www.footballvictoria.com.au/sites/ffv/files/2019-02/2019%20Rules%20of%20Competitions%20Mens%20%20Boys%20final.pdf, "Coronavirus forces FFA Cup to be cancelled", History of soccer in Brisbane, Queensland, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=National_Premier_Leagues_Victoria&oldid=978811783, Australia soccer league navigational boxes, Recurring sporting events established in 1908, All Wikipedia articles written in Australian English, Pages using infobox football league with province, state, or region, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Section A – Northumberland & Durham United, Section B –, Section A – Northumberland & Durham United, Section B – Spotswood, Southern Section – South Melbourne, Northern Section – Preston, Albion Leyland/Albion Rovers/Albion Turk Gucu/Melton Reds (1978–79, 1982–1985, 1990–1997), Box Hill/Box Hill Inter (1969–1973, 1983–1990, 1995–1996), Thomastown Devils/Thomastown Zebras/Melbourne Raiders/, This page was last edited on 17 September 2020, at 02:29.