New Zealand Football Championship

The NZFC, or New Zealand Football Championship is New Zealand’s top division for association football. This semi-professional/professional football league is run by New Zealand Football and is operated by separately from the other competitions for winter regional clubs.

There are 2 competition stages – The League (or regular season) and the playoffs, or, to give them their official title, The Championship. The teams which win the Minor Premier league phase as well as the champion of Grand Final then qualify to participate in the OFC Champions League. The Premiership hasn’t any lower divisions so there are no relegations or promotions just like other national competitions football leagues across the USA and Australia.