THE Mornington Peninsula Football Netball League will launch a women’s division in 2024.
The establishment of the MPFNL’s women’s football league was announced last week. The league’s creation was approved by a majority of the MPFNL’s member clubs.
A statement from the MPFNL read that the creation of the new league would help football grow. “The MPFNL Board & AFL South East administration are hopeful this will see further
growth of other MPFNL clubs participating in this competition in 2024 and beyond. The MPFNL has a proud football history dating back to 1908 through various competition iterations and in 2024 welcomes a new era of having women’s football encompassed in its football and netball league,” the statement read.
Currently, MPFNL clubs with women’s sides compete in the South Eastern Women competition. Their away games take them across the south-eastern suburbs of Victoria.
Although final participants in the women’s MPFNL have not been confirmed, it is widely expected that Bonbeach, Edithvale-Aspendale, Hastings, Karingal, Mornington, Pines, Pearcedale, Red Hill, Seaford, and Tyabb will field sides. Bass Coast Breakers, Warragul Industrials, Cerberus, and Frankston Football Club are also expected to cross over from the South Eastern Women’s competition as standalone MPFNL sides.