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Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League

The Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League (abbrevriated "MPNFL") is an Australian rules football competition, governed by the AFL South East. The MPNFL contains teams near the south eastern region of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. At the end of the 2017 season, the competition was restructured from a geographical to a divisional structure, with promotion/ relegation. It contains two divisions with 22 teams in all, 10 in Division 1 and 12 in Division 2.

Mornington Peninsula Nepean
Football League
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2019
Mpnfl logo.jpg
SportAustralian rules football
Founded1987; 32 years ago (1987)
No. of teams22
Country Australia
ConfederationAFL South East
Most titlesFrankston (17)
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toDivision 1
Relegation toDivision 2
Official websiteMPNFL site

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HistoryEdit

The league was formed in 1987 upon the merger of the Mornington Peninsula FL and the Nepean FL. Football on the Peninsula region goes back to 1908, and in 2008 celebrated its centenary.

The first league, the Peninsula FA, was formed in 1908. This competition played until 1933, and then it merged with the Peninsula District FA (formed in 1920) to form the Mornington Peninsula FL for the 1934 season. Clubs from the small Peninsula Junior FL also joined.

In late 1958 the league's committee allowed Chelsea to transfer in from the Federal FL, couple with the fact the league was in the growth corridor of suburban Melbourne the league decided on a new approach to the competition. It would form a major and minor league competitions. A new Nepean League would be for clubs that only had one open age side. The Mornington Peninsula league would have both seniors and reserves competitions.

The 1958 league ran A, B, & C grade competitions with 28 teams from 18 clubs. Some clubs were directed into the Nepean FL in 1959, and after a few years of promotion and relegation the two leagues merged in 1987.

The competition absorbed the South West Gippsland FL in 1995.

Division One 1987-94; Premier League 1995-2004; Peninsula League 2005–present
Division Two 1987-94; Southern Division 1995-98; Nepean Division 1999-2004; Nepean League 2005–present
Northern Division 1995-98; Peninsula Division 1999-2004; Casey-Cardinia League 2005–2014

At the end of 2014 the Casey-Cardinia division broke away to form their own competition.

At the end of 2017, it was announced that the divisions would be reworked into a two tier relegation-promotion system, with 10 teams in Division 1, and 12 in Division 2, with the premiers of Division 2 replacing the last placed team of Division 1.

Current ClubsEdit

Division OneEdit

Colours Club Nickname Founded Premiers Premier years
Bonbeach Sharks 1961 3 1979, 1982, 1984
Dromana Tigers 1896 6 1931, 1940, 1950, 1971, 2013, 2018
Edithvale-Aspendale Eagles 1921 9 1940, 1965, 1978, 1987, 1989, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2013
Frankston Bombers 1885 17 1911, 1919, 1922, 1923, 1929, 1931, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1961, 1991, 2009
Frankston Y.C.W. Stonecats 1967 15 1968, 1974, 1975, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2003, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Mornington Bulldogs 1888 11 1915, 1920, 1927, 1950, 1960, 1971, 1984, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2004
Mount Eliza Redlegs 1964 4 1983, 1998, 2001, 2005
Pines Pythons 1964 5 1976, 1978, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1994, 2018
Rosebud Buds 1929 6 1933, 1970, 1988, 1997, 2007, 2015
Sorrento Sharks 1908 15 1929, 1933, 1935, 1953, 1964, 1969, 1979, 1980, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2017

Division TwoEdit

Colours Club Nickname Founded Premiers Premier years
Chelsea Seagulls 1919 13 1936, 1937, 1955, 1962, 1963, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1986, 1987, 1990, 2000, 2006
 
Crib Point Magpies 1931 9 1957, 1958, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1973, 1977, 1985, 2001
 
Devon Meadows Panthers 1977 0
 
Hastings Blues 1889 17 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1913, 1914, 1934, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1992, 1995, 2016
 
Karingal Bulls 1963 2 1996, 1999
 
Langwarrin Kangaroos 1920 5 1930, 1969, 1993, 2002, 2005
Pearcedale Panthers 1898 10 1934, 1948, 1952, 1953, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1995, 1996, 2003
 
Red Hill Hillmen 1929 1 1990
Rye Demons 1945 8 1951, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1965, 1972, 1982, 2006
Seaford Tigers 1921 13 1924, 1926, 1927, 1934, 1951, 1954, 1956, 1970, 1981, 1985, 2007, 2008, 2009
Somerville Eagles c 1900s 4 1920, 1928, 1981, 1986
Tyabb Yabbies 1899 5 1921, 1922, 1923, 1932, 2000

Former TeamsEdit

Casey-Cardinia DivisionEdit

Nepean DivisionEdit

  • Carrum Downs Falcons (folded at the end of the 2005 season)

Recent PremiershipsEdit

Peninsula Division/Division 1Edit

Season Premiers Score Runner-up Score
1987 Chelsea 26.13 (169) Pines 13.12 (90)
1988 Pines 14.10 (94) Edithvale-Aspendale 12.13 (85)
1989 Edithvale-Aspendale 20.13 (133) Chelsea 11.7 (73)
1990 Chelsea 26.13 (169) Edithvale-Aspendale 16.10 (106)
1991 Frankston YCW 14.10 (94) Pines 10.11 (71)
1992 Frankston YCW 24.8 (152) Chelsea 11.7 (73)
1993 Frankston YCW 13.7 (85) Chelsea 7.7 (49)
1994 Pines 18.10 (118) Frankston YCW 12.14 (86)
1995 Hastings 17.13 (115) Pines 13.10 (88)
1996 Mornington 14.8 (92) Pines 11.11 (77)
1997 Frankston YCW 10.10 (70) Mornington 9.13 (67)
1998 Mornington 21.17 (143) Edithvale-Aspendale 15.11 (101)
1999 Edithvale-Aspendale 19.11 (125) Mornington 18.7 (115)
2000 Edithvale-Aspendale 24.20 (164) Mornington 9.11 (65)
2001 Mornington 33.14 (212) Hastings 12.11 (83)
2002 Edithvale-Aspendale 21.14 (140) Pines 17.6 (108)
2003 Frankston YCW 17.14 (116) Mornington 9.7 (61)
2004 Mornington 14.12 (96) Chelsea 8.10 (58)
2005 Mount Eliza 27.17 (179) Frankston YCW 7.5 (47)
2006 Chelsea 10.18 (78) Mount Eliza 8.8 (56)
2007 Seaford 15.11 (101) Frankston YCW 6.15 (51)
2008 Seaford 17.17 (119) Edithvale-Aspendale 12.17 (89)
2009 Seaford 21.18 (144) Edithvale-Aspendale 12.15 (87)
2010 Frankston YCW 16.11 (107) Seaford 9.9 (63)
2011 Frankston YCW 19.14 (128) Karingal 9.5 (59)
2012 Frankston YCW 12.6 (78) Mt Eliza 9.14 (68)
2013 Edithvale-Aspendale 13.15 (93) Bonbeach 12.14 (86)
2014 Frankston YCW 8.15 (63) Mornington 8.9 (57)
2015 Frankston YCW 18.15 (123) Mornington 5.6 (36)
2016 Frankston YCW 10.9 (69) Mt Eliza 7.5 (47)
2017 Frankston YCW 21.11 (137) Bonbeach 5.5 (35)
2018 Pines 14.12 (96) Sorrento 14.11 (95)

Summary Of Division One/Premier League/Peninsula League Premierships since 1987:

  • 11 Frankston YCW
  • 5 Edithvale-Aspendale
  • 4 Mornington
  • 3 Pines
  • 3 Chelsea
  • 3 Seaford
  • 1 Hastings
  • 1 Mount Eliza

Nepean Division/Division 2Edit

Season Premiers Score Runner-up Score
1987 Edithvale-Aspendale 16.11 (113) Rosebud 13.11 (89)
1988 Rosebud 14.9 (93) Frankston YCW 11.15 (81)
1989 Frankston YCW 24.8 (152) Karingal 14.7 (91)
1990 Red Hill 16.7 (103) Karingal 9.9 (63)
1991 Frankston Bombers 7.10 (52) Rosebud 5.5 (35)
1992 Hastings 14.12 (96) Rosebud 9.9 (63)
1993 Langwarrin 14.13 (97) Carrum 15.6 (96)
1994 Carrum 15.8 (98) Rosebud 13.8 (86)
1995 Pearcedale 18.13 (121) Rosebud 13.9 (87)
1996 Pearcedale 22.15 (147) Mount Eliza 16.6 (102)
1997 Rosebud 24.20 (164) Devon Meadows 12.9 (81)
1998 Mount Eliza 18.14 (122) Pearcedale 15.7 (97)
1999 Berwick 15.9 (99) Crib Point 13.10 (88)
2000 Tyabb 20.9 (129) Keysborough 10.15 (75)
2001 Crib Point 23.10 (148) Pearcedale 10.11 (71)
2002 Langwarrin 17.11 (113) Pearcedale 15.9 (39)
2003 Pearcedale 18.9 (117) Bonbeach 7.4 (46)
2004 Sorrento 6.10 (46) Bonbeach 6.9 (45)
2005 Langwarrin 13.9 (87) Frankston Bombers 11.14 (80)
2006 Rye 16.9 (105) Langwarrin 16.6 (102)
2007 Rosebud 18.10 (118) Frankston Bombers 11.13 (79)
2008 Sorrento 13.8 (86) Dromana 9.8 (62)
2009 Frankston Bombers 13.18 (96) Sorrento 8.11 (59)
2010 Sorrento 17.16 (118) Somerville 11.7 (73)
2011 Sorrento 13.8 (86) Hastings 13.7 (85)
2012 Sorrento 10.13 (73) Dromana 10.11 (71)
2013 Dromana 20.8 (128) Sorrento 7.7 (49)
2014 Sorrento 15.10 (100) Crib Point 5.12 (42)
2015 Rosebud 13.14 (92) Somerville 10.12 (72)
2016 Hastings 11.15 (81) Frankston Bombers 6.18 (54)
2017 Sorrento 13.5 (83) Frankston Bombers 10.9 (69)
2018 Dromana 10.7 (67) Red Hill 9.5 (59)

Summary Of Division Two/Southern Division/Nepean Division/Nepean League Premierships since 1987:

  • 7 Sorrento
  • 4 Rosebud
  • 3 Langwarrin
  • 3 Pearcedale
  • 2 Dromana
  • 2 Frankston Bombers
  • 2 Hastings
  • 1 Berwick
  • 1 Carrum
  • 1 Crib Point
  • 1 Edithvale-Aspendale
  • 1 Frankston YCW
  • 1 Mount Eliza
  • 1 Red Hill
  • 1 Rye
  • 1 Tyabb

Casey-Cardinia DivisionEdit

Season Premiers Score Runner-up Score
1995 Cranbourne 13.7 (85) Karingal 11.11 (77)
1996 Karingal 17.9 (121) Doveton 12.12 (84)
1997 Hampton Park 16.12 (108) Doveton 14.10 (94)
1998 Hampton Park 17.13 (115) Seaford 11.8 (74)
1999 Karingal 19.6 (120) Doveton 15.13 (103)
2000 Chelsea 14.14 (98) Seaford 12.11 (83)
2001 Mount Eliza 17.12 (114) Frankston Bombers 11.2 (68)
2002 Pakenham 22.14 (146) Narre Warren 9.8 (62)
2003 Beaconsfield 12.14 (86) Pakenham 5.9 (39)
2004 Beaconsfield 13.13 (91) Seaford 10.6 (66)
2005 Doveton 6.8 (44) Narre Warren 5.7 (37)
2006 Narre Warren 16.17 (113) Doveton 10.8 (68)
2007 Narre Warren 15.12 (102) Pakenham 13.7 (85)
2008 Narre Warren 27.21 (183) Keysborough 7.10 (52)
2009 Pakenham 15.14 (104) Doveton 6.10 (46)
2010 Narre Warren 13.24 (102) Beaconsfield 11.11 (77)
2011 Cranbourne 15.6 (96) Narre Warren 10.15 (75)
2012 Narre Warren 22.13 (145) Cranbourne 19.19 (123)
2013 Narre Warren 14.16 (100) Cranbourne 15.9 (99)
2014 Beaconsfield 14.8 (92) Cranbourne 5.8 (38)

Summary Of Northern Division/Peninsula Division/Casey-Cardinia League Premierships since 1995:

  • 6 Narre Warren
  • 3 Beaconsfield
  • 2 Cranbourne
  • 2 Hampton Park
  • 2 Karingal
  • 2 Pakenham
  • 1 Chelsea
  • 1 Doveton
  • 1 Mount Eliza

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