South Australian State League 1

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

National Premier Leagues South Australia

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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.

2015 FFSA season

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The 9 teams played a double round-robin for a total of 16 games. main South Australian soccer clubs competed in 2015 for the Federation Cup. Clubs entered from the NPL SA, the State League 1 and State League 2. This knockout competition was won by Croydon Kings. The competition also served as the South Australian Preliminary Rounds for the 2015 FFA Cup. In addition to the Croydon Kings, North Eastern MetroStars (as the 2014 National Premier Leagues Champion), and the A-League club Adelaide United qualified for the final rounds, entering at the Round of 32. Official website. Youtube Account. League Tables.

Association football

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Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

2019 FFA Cup preliminary rounds

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SA Byes – Adelaide Blue Eagles (2), Adelaide City (2), Adelaide Comets (2), Adelaide Olympic (2), Adelaide Raiders (2), Campbelltown City (2), Croydon Kings (2), North Eastern MetroStars (2), Para Hills Knights (2), South Adelaide (2). WA Byes – Albany Caledonian, BrOzzy Sports Club (9), Bunbury Dynamos, Maccabi SC (8), Mindarie FC (12), North Beach (7), Polonia FC, Port Kennedy (6), Westnam United (7), Warnbro Strikers SC (6), Yanchep United (8). Notes:. † = After Extra Time. NNSW Byes – South Cardiff (3). QLD Byes – MA Olympic (4), Rebels Gunners (4), Townsville Warriors (4), United Park Eagles (4). TAS Byes – Hobart United (3).

2015 FFA Cup preliminary rounds

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The preliminary rounds structure were as follows, and refer to the different levels in the unofficial Australian association football league system : Note: North Eastern MetroStars SC also participated in some of the South Australian qualifying rounds, which were also part of the FFSA Federation Cup competition.

2018 FFA Cup preliminary rounds

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Seventh round:. 2 Australian Capital Territory clubs progressed to this stage, which doubled as the Final of the Federation Cup. 10 New South Wales clubs progressed to this stage.

2016 FFA Cup preliminary rounds

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Seventh round:. 2 Australian Capital Territory clubs progressed to this stage, which doubled as the Final of the Federation Cup. 10 New South Wales clubs progressed to this stage.

2017 FFA Cup preliminary rounds

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Seventh round:. 2 Australian Capital Territory clubs progressed to this stage, which was also the Final of the Federation Cup. 10 New South Wales clubs progressed to this stage.

Croydon Kings

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After defeating West Adelaide, Adelaide Comets and MetroStars the side came up against minor premiership winners Adelaide City in a game played on 9 September 2017 at Hindmarsh Stadium. Courtesy of two-second half goals from strikers Paul Radice and Shaun McGreevy the club claimed its second NPL SA championship title with a 2–1 win. 17-year-old Croydon player Hosine Bilty was named man of the match. The Kings advanced to the 2018 FFSA Federation Cup final after defeating Modbury Jets 1–0. They will face Adelaide Comets in the final for a spot in the Round of 32 of the 2018 FFA Cup.

Adelaide

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Until the completion of the 2012–14 renovation and upgrade of the Adelaide Oval, most large sporting events took place at either AAMI Stadium (the then home base of the Adelaide Crows, and the then Port Adelaide's home game venue), or the historic Adelaide Oval, home of the Southern Redbacks and the Adelaide Strikers cricket teams. Since completion of the upgrade, home games for Adelaide Crows and Port Adelaide now take place at Adelaide Oval. Since 1884, Adelaide Oval has also hosted an international cricket test every summer, along with a number of One Day International cricket matches.

2018 FFSA season

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The 8 teams played a triple round-robin for a total of 21 games. main South Australian soccer clubs competed in 2018 for the Federation Cup. Clubs entered from the NPL SA, the State League 1, State League 2, South Australian Amateur Soccer League and South Australian Collegiate Soccer League. This knockout competition was won by Adelaide Comets. The competition also served as the South Australian Preliminary Rounds for the 2018 FFA Cup. In addition to Adelaide Comets, A-League club Adelaide United qualified for the final rounds, entering at the Round of 32.

Adelaide City FC

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City has also claimed more Federation Cup titles than any other club, having won the South Australian domestic knockout title on 17 occasions. The club's 2014 cup final win over traditional rival West Adelaide saw it qualify for the 2014 FFA Cup, in which it reached the quarter-finals and became the first NPL club to eliminate an A-League side when it defeated Western Sydney Wanderers 1–0. The club was founded in a back room of the Bailetti sports store on Hindley Street, Adelaide by the shop's owner Mario Bailetti and a small group of former members of a club called Savoia.

South Australia

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South Australia fields two teams in the Australian Football League national competition: the Adelaide Football Club and Port Adelaide Football Club. As of 2015 the two clubs are in the top five in terms of membership numbers, with both clubs' membership figures reaching over 60,000. Both teams have used the Adelaide Oval as their home ground since 2014, having previously used Football Park (AAMI Stadium). The South Australian National Football League, which owns Football Park, is a popular local league comprising ten teams (Sturt, Port Adelaide, Adelaide, West Adelaide, South Adelaide, North Adelaide, Norwood, Woodville/West Torrens, Glenelg and Central District).

2014 FFA Cup preliminary rounds

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From 2015 onwards the winner of that same years' Federation Cup would become the ACT's qualifier for the FFA Cup Round of 32. Scheduling meant the 2014 winner would not be decided until after the qualifier needed to be named. To overcome this Capital Football announced that the 2014 winner of the ACTs pre-season competition was to be the ACT's qualifier in 2014. However, Tuggeranong United – as the 2013 Federation Cup winners – successfully appealed to Capital Football to qualify them as ACT's 2014 FFA Cup entrant. 22 Clubs from various divisions of the ACT State Leagues, as well as 4 Masters teams, entered into the 2013 Federation Cup competition at this stage.

2017 FFSA season

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The 8 teams played a triple round-robin for a total of 21 games. main South Australian soccer clubs competed in 2017 for the Federation Cup. Clubs entered from the NPL SA, the State League 1, State League 2, South Australian Amateur Soccer League and South Australian Collegiate Soccer League. This knockout competition was won by North Eastern MetroStars. The competition also served as the South Australian Preliminary Rounds for the 2017 FFA Cup. In addition to the MetroStars, the A-League club Adelaide United qualified for the final rounds, entering at the Round of 32.

2013 FFSA season

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The National Premier League South Australia 2013 season was played by 14 teams over 26 rounds, from February to August 2013. main The 2013 NPL State League was the first edition of the new NPL State League as the second level domestic association football competition in South Australia. 16 teams competed, all playing each other twice for a total of 30 rounds, with the top two at the end of the year being promoted to the 2014 National Premier Leagues South Australia. main The highest tier domestic football competition in South Australia for women was known for sponsorship reasons as the Adelaide Airport Women's Premier League.

National Premier Leagues

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(b) Western Australian system subject to teams from the State League Division 1 meeting additional eligibility criteria to be able to be promoted to the NPL. 1 Northern NSW, Victoria and Western Australia were not part of the inaugural NPL finals series. 2 North Eastern MetroStars won its league season, but did not proceed to the NPL Finals series (that year's Champion qualified instead). 3 Newcastle Jets Youth team won its league season, but were ineligible for the NPL Finals series (the runner-up qualified instead). Football Federation Australia. Australian soccer league system.

Football Federation South Australia

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The FSA run the highest level of football in the state, the semi-professional National Premier Leagues South Australia, below this they run the State League 1 and the State League 2 which are level 2 and 3 on the state's football league pyramid. The FSA run the South Australian Professional Men's Leagues, the Women's and Juniors Leagues, and the South Australian Junior Premier League (JPL), where teams from under 8s to under 17s play Sundays. The FSA acts as the umbrella organisation for affiliated associations including Junior Associations, Masters' League and Collegiate League. The FSA Men's Competition was sponsored by Devine Limited from 2008-2012. Official website. Junior Football.

Soccer in South Australia

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Below the NPL SA in order are the SA State League 1 and SA State League 2. Below are leagues based in South Australia outside of the NPL system. *Association football in Australia * FootballNews SA Adelaide Blue Eagles. Adelaide City. Adelaide Comets. Adelaide Olympic. Adelaide Raiders. Adelaide United Youth. Campbelltown City. Croydon Kings. North Eastern MetroStars. South Adelaide. West Adelaide. West Torrens Birkalla. Adelaide Victory. Cumberland United. Fulham United. Modbury Jets. Noarlunga United. Para Hills Knights. Playford City Patriots. Salisbury United. Seaford Rangers FC. Sturt Lions. Western Strikers. White City. Adelaide Cobras. Adelaide Hills Hawks. Adelaide University FC.

List of soccer clubs in Australia

The Australian soccer league system consists of a national league — A-League (men) and W-League (women) — a state/territory-based second tier National Premier Leagues (NPL) structure and other state-based leagues. Promotion and relegation exists in some states between NPL and state leagues, however not between the A-League and the NPL. Included are all clubs playing in state (or territory)-wide leagues, or where states are split into two separate leagues. Clubs from the following competitions are included on the list below. Reserve teams, or instances where one club fields teams in multiple divisions, are not included.

Adelaide Raiders SC

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Federation Cup Winners: 1960, 1962, 1974, 1977, 1982, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2003. Federation Cup Runner-Up: 1959, 1998, 2005. Errea Cup: 2007. Coca-Cola (Top 4) Cup Winners: 1984. Ampol Cup Winners: 1961, 1989, 1990. South Australian Division One Champions: 1959, 1972, 1975, 2018. Australian Croatian Soccer Tournament: 1984, 1995, 1997, 2002, 2009. 1965 – Billy Graham. 2004 – Richie Alagich. 2006 – Michael Cartwright. 2009 – Richie Alagich. 2010 – Richie Alagich. 2012 – Nicky Orr. List of Croatian football clubs in Australia. Australian-Croatian Soccer Tournament. Croatian Australian. Official Website. South Australian Croatian community.

South Australian State League 2

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The South Australian NPL State League 2 is the third tier state-level football (soccer) competition in South Australia, ranked fourth tier in the national pyramid. The league is part of the National Premier Leagues (NPL) structure implemented by Football Federation Australia in 2012. It is conducted by the Football Federation South Australia, the state's governing body. The competition will include SAASL teams Fulham United and Adelaide Vipers and also Collegiate Soccer League team Mount Barker United. This league structure will remain until the end of the 2018 season, with allowances for new teams entering State League 2.

2016 FFSA season

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The 8 teams played a triple round-robin for a total of 21 games. main South Australian soccer clubs competed in 2016 for the Federation Cup. Clubs entered from the NPL SA, the State League 1, State League 2, South Australian Amateur Soccer League and South Australian Collegiate Soccer League. This knockout competition was won by North Eastern MetroStars. The competition also served as the South Australian Preliminary Rounds for the 2016 FFA Cup. In addition to the MetroStars, the A-League club Adelaide United qualified for the final rounds, entering at the Round of 32.

North Eastern MetroStars SC

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On 25 August 2012 they won the Federation Cup final against Para Hills Knights for the third time. In September 2012, the club won its third League championship. MetroStars won back to back National Premier Leagues South Australia Minor Premierships in 2013 and 2014. In October 2014, MetroStars defeated New South Wales outfit Bonnyrigg White Eagles 1–0 to claim the NPL National Championship. In June 2016, MetroStars defeated Adelaide Comets 1-0 at Hindmarsh Stadium to win the FFSA Federation Cup and qualify for the FFA Cup.