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Ryan Grogan to lead Tigers FC

Ryan Grogan to lead Tigers FC

Tigers FC last week confirmed that Ryan Grogan will take over as the club’s NPL1 Men’s Head Coach for season 2020. Grogan is a former head coach of the Canberra United NYL team, having mentored the squad in their inaugural season in the Foxtel Y-League in 2017/18. He was also in charge of the Canberra […]

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Canberra FC appoints Dean Ugrinic

Canberra FC appoints Dean Ugrinic

Canberra FC last week confirmed that Dean Ugrinic will take over the reigns as the club’s National Premier League men’s coach in season 2020. The decision comes following a campaign in which Canberra FC, despite reaching the semi-finals and Federation Cup Final, failed to back up their incredible treble winning season of 2018. Ugrinic is […]

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Frank Cachia departs Olympic with remarkable resume

Frank Cachia departs Olympic with remarkable resume

By Declan Smith After six seasons as Canberra Olympic Head Coach, Frank Cachia has announced that he will be taking a break from coaching. Cachia leaves the role having had one of the most successful stints in the ACT, leading Olympic to a combined nine trophies since taking over in 2014.   Amongst the three […]

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NPL1 Grand Final Wrap

NPL1 Grand Final Wrap

Tigers FC 0 def. by Gungahlin United 5 (Jeremy Habtemariam 20’, 57’, Antoni Timotheou 76’, Micheal John 84’, 88’) By Tim Warren Gungahlin United clinched the 2019 NPL1 championship with a 5-0 drubbing of Tigers FC in the Grand Final at Deakin Stadium on Saturday. Valeri medalist Jeremy Habtemariam was the standout player on the […]

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NPL1 Grand Final Preview

NPL1 Grand Final Preview

Tigers FC v Gungahlin United | Grand Final | Saturday, 6pm @ Deakin Stadium  Watch Live After more than 20 weeks of football, Tigers FC and Gungahlin United have risen above the rest, and will now play-off in the NPL1 Grand Final at Deakin Stadium on Saturday night.  However, both sides have had to overcome their […]

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National Premier Leagues Grand Finals Information

National Premier Leagues Grand Finals Information

Saturday will see a monster day of Grand Final action at Deakin Stadium, as the NPL Women’s Reserves, NPL1 Men’s U20’s, NPL Women’s and NPL1 Men’s seasons come to a close. The day will kick-off at 9am with the NPL Women’s Reserve grade Grand Final between the Canberra United Academy and Woden-Weston FC, before Belconnen […]

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NPL1 Preliminary Final Wrap

NPL1 Preliminary Final Wrap

Canberra Olympic 1 (Michael Piccolo 63’) def. by Gungahlin United 2 (Jack Green 84’, Jeremy Habtemariam 88’) By Tim Warren Gungahlin United have booked the last spot in the 2019 NPL1 Grand Final with a come from behind 2-1 win over Canberra Olympic at Deakin Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Two late goals in the space […]

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NPL1 Preliminary Final Preview

NPL1 Preliminary Final Preview

Canberra Olympic v Gungahlin United | Preliminary Final | Sunday, 4:30pm @ Deakin Stadium  Watch Live Two star-studded teams will go head-to-head in the NPL1 preliminary final on Sunday, as Canberra Olympic and Gungahlin United battle it out for a spot in next weeks Grand Final. Gungahlin enter the match full of confidence having defeated […]

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Update – Preliminary Finals Venue Change

Update – Preliminary Finals Venue Change

The following National Premier Leagues preliminary finals have been moved to Deakin Stadium from the AIS:   Sunday, 8th September NPLW Reserves – Kick-off at 9am NPL U20s – Kick-off at 11:30am NPLW – Kick-off at 2pm NPL1 – Kick-off at 4:30pm   Further information regarding NPL finals times and venues can be found here. […]

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NPL1 Semi-Finals Wrap

NPL1 Semi-Finals Wrap

Canberra Olympic 0 def. by Tigers FC 1 (Mark Shields 50’) By Tim Warren Tigers FC have booked the first spot in the 2019 NPL1 Grand Final with a 1-0 upset victory over Canberra Olympic in the qualifying final at the AIS on Saturday afternoon. Cooma reversed the result from the premiership decider just 13 […]

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The National Premier League Capital Football is the highest competition offered in men’s football in the ACT. Following the 2017 Competitions Review, the competition features two divisions, NPL 1 & NPL 2. With a separate NPL Youth competition for the U13, U14, U16 & U18 age grades.


NPL 1

In 2019, nine clubs will compete in Capital Football’s NPL 1 competition. At the end of 2019 and all following seasons, the club that finishes bottom of the table will be relegated to NPL 2 for the following season. The nine clubs are as follows:

Belconnen United FC (5th in 2018)

Canberra FC (1st in 2018)

Canberra Olympic FC (2nd in 2018)

Gungahlin United FC (6th in 2018)

Monaro Panthers FC (9th in 2018)

Riverina Rhinos FC (8th in 2018)

Tigers FC (3rd in 2018)

Tuggeranong United FC (4th in 2018)

Woden-Weston FC (7th in 2018)

NPL1 – DRAWS AND RESULTS

Semi Finals: Saturday 31 August
Preliminary Finals: Saturday 7 September
Grand Finals: 14 September

NPL 2

NPL 2 now forms the second tier of the National Premier Leagues Capital Football structure. There will be no promotion at the end of 2019, with that coming in for the 2020 season and onwards. The nine competing clubs in 2019 are as follows:

Australian National University (ANU FC)

Brindabella Blues FC

Canberra White Eagles FC

Narrabundah FC

O’Connor Knights SC

Queanbeyan City FC

Southern Tablelands United FC

Wagga City Wanderers FC

Weston Molonglo FC

NPL2 – DRAWS AND RESULTS

Semi Finals: Sunday 1 September
Preliminary Finals: Sunday 8 September
Grand Finals: Sunday 15 September

NPL Youth

In 2019, thirteen clubs will compete in Capital Football’s NPL Youth competition. Each club will play each other, before splitting into 2 competitions for the remainder of the season. More information will be available regarding the split at a further date. The thirteen clubs are as follows:

Belconnen United FC

Brindabella Blues FC

Canberra FC

Canberra Olympic FC

Gungahlin United FC

Monaro Panthers FC

Radford College

Riverina Rhinos FC

Tigers FC

Tuggeranong United FC

Wagga City Wanderers FC

Woden Valley SC

Woden-Weston FC

NPLY – DRAWS AND RESULTS

Semi Finals: Saturday 7 September (U16) and Sunday 15 September (U13, U14 and U18)
Grand Finals: Sunday 22 September

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