The National Premier Leagues (NPL) 2019 Finals Series draw was held today, with Queensland’s Premiers set to feature in Match 1 of the competition.
The NPL Finals Series brings together the teams who finished top of their respective NPL competitions at the end of the regular season, to determine Australia’s best NPL side.
While the 2019 NPL Queensland Premiership is yet to be decided, Queensland’s top team will host the newly-crowned Football Federation South Australia NPL Premiers Campbelltown City SC in Match 1.
The NPL Finals Series was won last year by Queensland’s upcoming opponents Campbelltown City SC.
The winner of the NPL 2019 Finals Series will receive automatic entry into the FFA Cup 2020 Final Rounds, an added incentive for the eight clubs taking part.
National Premier Leagues 2019 Finals Series
|National Premier Leagues 2019 Elimination Finals|
|21 or 22 September 2019||Football Queensland||vs||Football Federation South Australia|
|21 or 22 September 2019||Northern NSW Football||vs||Football Tasmania|
|21 or 22 September 2019||Football NSW||vs||Capital Football|
|21 or 22 September 2019||Football Victoria||vs||Football West|
National Premier Leagues 2019 Semi Finals
|28 or 29 September 2019||Winner of Match 1||vs||Winner of Match 2|
|28 or 29 September 2019||Winner of Match 3||vs||Winner of Match 4|
National Premier Leagues 2019 Grand Final
|5 or 6 October 2019||Winner of Match 5||vs||Winner of Match 6|
*Please note this is schedule is subject to change
POINTS SYSTEM TO DETERMINE HOSTS OF SEMI FINALS AND GRAND FINAL:
To determine the host Member Federation clubs for the Semi Finals and Grand Final, the following points system will apply.
- Win within normal time (i.e. 90 minutes) = 3 points
- Win during extra time = 2 points
- Win on penalties = 1 point
- Goals scored by home team (excluding penalty shootouts) = 3 points
- Goals scored by away team (excluding penalty shootouts) = 4 points
- Goals conceded (excluding penalty shootouts) = -1 point
- Yellow cards = -1 point; and
- Red cards = -3 points
The host of the NPL 2019 Grand Final will be determined by the club with the highest accumulation of points across the Elimination Finals and Semi Finals.