THE MPFNL will not be expanded in 2024.
Earlier this year, the MPFNL sought expressions of interest from clubs who wished to join the league in 2024. The expansion proposal was rejected by the incumbent MPFNL clubs last week.
Cranbourne, Frankston Dolphins, Narre Warren, Pakenham, South Mornington, and Carrum Patterson Lakes are understood to be the teams which had their bids for MPFNL acceptance rejected.
Frankston Dolphins released a statement on its Facebook page last week after the decision was made. “The Committee was informed last night that Mornington Peninsula Football Netball League club presidents had voted for no further expansion of their league for the 2024 season. As a result, our application to join the MPFNL was denied,” the statement read. “While we are disappointed with the outcome and will seek further feedback from the MPFNL board and clubs, our key focus remains on the 2023 season.
“The Committee will continually work to determine the best path forward for the club but remains committed to providing a sound pathway for our young talent to progress from junior football and netball to senior level.”