National Premier Leagues Victoria Women

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National Premier Leagues Victoria Women
Founded2016
CountryAustralia
Number of teams11
Level on pyramid 2
Current champions Calder United 2019
Current premiers Calder United 2022
Website www.footballvictoria.com.au

The National Premier Leagues Victoria Women, known commonly as the NPL Victoria Women's or NPLV Women's, is a professional women's association football league in Victoria, Australia. It is the highest league for women in Victoria, and has been a part of the National Premier Leagues Women’s structure, and which is administered by Football Victoria. Prior to the introduction of the NPL in Victoria in 2016, the league was known as the Women's Victorian Premier League. [1]

Contents

The league is contested by eleven clubs, playing a 22 round season, with the regular season running from February to September. The finals series is contested between the top four clubs, with the top two playing against third and fourth in a semi-final and the winners contesting the grand final.

WNPL Years (2016–present)

The initial members of the WNPL were Alamein, Bayside United, Bulleen Lions, Box Hill United, Calder United, Heidelberg United, Geelong Galaxy United, Senior NTC and Southern United. [1] In the following season, South Melbourne was admitted to the league who went on to win the inaugural Finals Series, 5–4 on penalties against Geelong Galaxy United. [2] South Melbourne again made the Grand Final the following season losing 3–1 to Bulleen Lions. [3] [4] Despite not being crowned Champions, South Melbourne were successful in the regular season who were crowned Premiers of the 2018 season. [5] This was a feat achieved by the club as well in their initial season in the renewed league. [6] Calder United were crowned Grand Final Champions for the second time defeating Bulleen Lions 1–0. [7] This was after Calder were crowned league champions prior to the finals series. [8]

On the 27th of October, Football Victoria officially announced the league would be professionalised, scrapping the amateur nature of the league. [9]

Current clubs (2023)

After the cancellation of both the 2020 season [10] and the 2021 season [11] due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was decided that no promotion/relegation would apply for the following season. The following clubs will take part in the 2023 NPL Victoria Women's season:

Alamein FC
Bayside United
Boroondara Eagles
Box Hill United
Bulleen Lions
Calder United
Heidelberg United
Preston Lions FC
South Melbourne
Southern United
Victorian Women's NTC

Honours (NPL era)

SeasonGrand Final ChampionsGF Runners UpLeague PremiersLeague Runners Up
2016 Calder United Geelong Galaxy United Calder United Alamein
2017 South Melbourne Geelong Galaxy United South Melbourne Calder United
2018 Bulleen Lions South Melbourne South Melbourne Calder United
2019 Calder United Bulleen Lions Calder United Bulleen Lions
2020 Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia . [10]
2021 Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia. [11]
2022 Calder United Heidelberg United FC

Honours (Women's VPL era)

SeasonGrand Final ChampionsGF Runners UpLeague PremiersLeague Runners Up
1992Berwick City
1993Berwick City
1994Berwick City
1995Berwick City
1996Brunswick Zebras
1997Brunswick Zebras
1998Cranbourne Comets
1999Cranbourne CometsManningham
2000 Ringwood City Cranbourne Comets
2001 Box Hill Inter Cranbourne Comets
2002Cranbourne Comets Port Melbourne Sharks
2003 Box Hill Inter Keilor Park
2004 Box Hill Inter Cranbourne CometsCranbourne Comets Box Hill Inter
2005 Box Hill Inter Cranbourne CometsCranbourne Comets Box Hill Inter
2006 Box Hill Inter Heidelberg United Box Hill Inter Ashburton
2007 Heidelberg United Box Hill Inter Heidelberg United Box Hill Inter
2008 Box Hill Inter Heidelberg United Box Hill Inter Ashburton
2009 Box Hill Inter Heidelberg United Box Hill Inter Heidelberg United
2010 Box Hill Inter Heidelberg United Box Hill Inter Heidelberg United
2011 South Melbourne SandringhamSandringham South Melbourne
2012 Box Hill United Bundoora United Box Hill United Sandringham
2013Sandringham South Melbourne South Melbourne Box Hill United
2014 South Melbourne Heidelberg United South Melbourne Bulleen Lions
2015 South Melbourne Boroondara EaglesBoroondara EaglesAshburton United

See also

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