Football Queensland confirm 2020 competition structures

Football Queensland (FQ) have confirmed their 2020 competition structure for the senior age groups in the National Premier Leagues (NPL) Queensland, the National Premier Leagues Women’s (NPLW) Queensland and the Football Queensland Premier League (FQPL).

The senior age groups include the U18’s, U20’s and first grade divisions.

Promotion and relegation will be in effect in both the NPL Queensland and the FQPL senior competitions.

Therefore, following the 2019 FQPL season, Capalaba FC and Sunshine Coast Warriors will be the teams promoted to the NPL Queensland for the 2020 season.

Three teams have been relegated from the NPL Queensland in 2019 and will play in the FQPL competition in 2020. Those clubs are Western Pride FC, SWQ Thunder and Sunshine Coast FC.

Overall, the senior NPL Queensland competition will be made up of 14 clubs in 2020. The FQPL will consist of 11 teams in the senior and U20 divisions, with 12 clubs competing in the U18 competition due to the inclusion of the Wide Bay Buccaneers.

The NPLW structure will remain the same as last season, with 13 teams competing against each other in 2020.

The NPL Queensland and FQPL junior age groups (13-16 years of age) will be allocated separately to the senior age groups at each of the competing clubs. This follows the decoupling of the junior and senior competitions for 2020.

Football Queensland will provide further updates on the 2020 junior NPL/FQPL competition structure in the near future.

The clubs competing in the 2020 senior competitions are listed below:

2020 SENIOR COMPETITION STRUCTURES

National Premier Leagues Queensland
Brisbane City FC
Brisbane Roar Youth
Brisbane Strikers
Capalaba FC
Eastern Suburbs
Gold Coast Knights
Gold Coast United
Lions FC
Magpies Crusaders United
Moreton Bay United
Olympic FC
Peninsula Power
Redlands United
Sunshine Coast Wanderers
Football Queensland Premier League
Holland Park Hawks
Ipswich Knights
Logan Lightning
Mitchelton FC
Rochedale Rovers
Southside Eagles
Souths United
Sunshine Coast FC
SWQ Thunder
Western Pride
Wide Bay Buccaneers (U18 only)
Wolves FC
National Premier Leagues Women’s Queensland
Brisbane Roar/QAS
Capalaba FC
Eastern Suburbs
Gap FC
Gold Coast United
Lions FC
Logan Lightning
Mitchelton FC
Moreton Bay United
Souths United
Sunshine Coast Wanderers
SWQ Thunder
Western Pride
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Philip Panas is a sports journalist with Soccerscene. He reports widely on football policy and industry matters, drawing on his knowledge and passion of the game.

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