By Ben Triandafillou
THE Mornington Peninsula Junior Football League under-16 Boys and Youth Girls interleague teams will be playing the Northern Tasmanian Junior Football Association’s interleague teams in the first annual representative match over the Labour Day weekend in March.
The MPJFL will be visiting Launceston for the beginning of what they hope to be a fantastic partnership with the NTJFA and a significant opportunity for the representative teams.
The signing of an “In Principal” agreement between the two associations allows the MPJFL in conjunction with the NTJFA to conduct an annual representative match beginning in 2017.
This interstate partnership will provide another great experience for the two teams on top of the traditional Regional Interleague matches in June.
“This is a very exciting opportunity for our players to have the chance to play teams from Tasmania. Traditionally, we play the other Regional Interleague teams during the June long weekend, so it will be amazing to give our players another opportunity for representative football” says MPJFL President, Andrew Souter.
“I am sure that with the support of all our MPJFL Clubs we can get this off the ground”
The MPJFL and the NTJFA are hoping to utilise University of Tasmania’s stadium for the matches and are just waiting for feedback from management as to whether this is possible.
The MPJFL as well as the NTJFA are seeking sponsors for the event from travel to food to accommodation for 60+ players and chaperones. This would be an exciting partnership opportunity for businesses to come on board.