The Trophy Superstore Premier League sees the same twelve clubs from 2013 go around again in 2014. However, it will be a whole new ball game this season as relegation once again becomes a factor.
It’s not a straight forward determination of who the relegated clubs will be as it will not necessarily be the bottom two Trophy Superstore Premier League sides that will be consigned to drop to Capital 1 in 2015. Instead, a ‘Club Championship’ has been established where results from the reserves, under 18’s and under 16’s as well as the Premier League will determine the relegated sides. The two bottom sides in the Club Championship will be relegated. A weighting factor will be applied:
• Premier League points will be multiplied by five;
• Reserves points by three;
• 18’s and 16’s points by one
Just two Friday night matches will feature, in round 14 when Ipswich Knights take on Brisbane Force and round 21 when Logan meets UQFC.
Supporters will have to wait until round five for a Grand Final replay between Peninsula and Lions and an even greater wait until round eleven to see arch-rivals Wolves and Peninsula duel.
The draw also contains excitement into the final weeks of the season with Wolves and Lions facing off in round 21. Round 22 features the top four 2013 clubs, Peninsula and Wolves in their return season clash and Lions meeting Rochedale in the final game of the regular season. Those matches are all potential premiership deciders.
At the other end of the table, the two clubs who finished in the bottom two places in the 2013 season, Brisbane Force and UQFC, will meet in the second last match of the regular season. Football Brisbane perhaps keen in trying to ensure the competition is live until the final day.
Albany Creek will host double headers with NPL club Moreton Bay United in rounds seven, nine and ten.
The finals series will still be a top four but it has been extended by a week with the first two sides getting a double chance this year. In week one, positions one and two will meet with the winner going through the Grand Final. The loser of that match will meet the winner of three and four for a second chance at a Grand Final qualifier.
You can keep up to date with the Premier League results and the Club Championship progress throughout the season on our Trophy Superstore Premier League page.