South Eastern Women's Football

South Eastern Women's Football (SEWF)[a] was an Australian rules football competition, based near the southeastern region of Melbourne, Victoria.

South Eastern Women's Football
SportAustralian rules football
Founded2017
Ceased2024
Replaced byMornington Peninsula Nepean Football League
AdministratorSouth Eastern Women's Football Collective
Country Australia
ConfederationAFL South East
Level on pyramid2
Official websiteSEWF site

Following the 2023 season, all clubs moved to the Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League, thus disbanding the SEWF competition.

History

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In 2017, women's football clubs from AFL Gippsland, AFL South East, AFL Yarra Ranges, the Eastern Football League and Southern Football Netball League joined the South Eastern Women's Football Collective following the disbandment of the Victorian Women's Football League (VWFL).[1] The competition was made up of former VWFL clubs, as well as teams from local competitions.[2]

The 2020 and 2021 seasons were abandoned due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.[3]

In its inaugural season until 2023, SEWF had Division 1 (renamed to Premier Division in 2021), Division 2 and a Development League (renamed to Division 3 in 2018).[4]

At the end of the 2022 season, Division 3 was disbanded.[4]

Clubs

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In its final season in 2023, the competition involved 19 teams − six in Premier Division and 13 in Division 2.

Final season

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Premier Division

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Club Colours Moniker Est. Seasons Premierships Current status
Total Years
Bass Coast
 
Breakers 2017 2017-2023 1 Div 2: 2018 MPNFL
Frankston
 
Dolphins 1897 2021-2023 0 MPNFL
Karingal
 
Bulls 1963 2017-2023 1 Div 3: 2019 MPNFL
Mornington
 
Bulldogs 1888 2017-2023 1 Prem Div: 2023 MPNFL
Seaford
 
Tigers 1921 2017-2023 1 Prem Div: 2022 MPNFL
Warragul Industrials
 
Dusties 1948 2017-2023 1 Div 2: 2022 MPNFL

Division 2

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Team Colours Moniker Est. Seasons Premierships Current status
Total Years
Bonbeach
 
Sharks 1961 ?-2023 0 MPNFL
Cerberus
 
Dogs 2003 2017-2023 1 Div 3: 2022 MPNFL (as Cerberus/Balnarring)
Edithvale-Aspendale
 
Eagles 1921 2017-2023 0 MPNFL
Frankston
 
Dolphins 1897 2021-2023 0 MPNFL
Hastings
 
Blues 1899 2017-2023 0 In recess
Karingal
 
Bulls 1963 2017-2023 0 MPNFL
Mornington Development
 
Bulldogs 1888 2017-2023 0 MPNFL
Mornington Reserves
 
Bulldogs 1888 2017-2023 0 MPNFL
Pearcedale
 
Panthers 1898 2017-2023 1 Div 2: 2023 MPNFL
Pines
 
Pythons 1964 2021-2023 0 MPNFL
Red Hill
 
Hillmen 1929 2017-2023 0 MPNFL
Seaford 2
 
Tigers 1921 2017-2023 0 MPNFL
Tyabb
 
Yabbies 1899 2017-2023 0 Div 2: 2019

Div 3: 2017

MPNFL
Warragul Industrials 2
 
Dusties 1948 2017-2023 0 MPNFL

Former clubs

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Team Colours Moniker Est. Seasons Premierships Current status
Total Years
Beaconsfield
 
Eagles 1890 2017-2020 1 Div 2: 2017 EFNL
Bunyip
 
Bulldogs 1902 2017 0 Female Football Gippsland
Chirnside Park
 
Panthers 1978 2017-2018 0 EFNL
Coburg
 
Lions 1891 2021-2022 0 VAFA
Cranbourne
 
Eagles 1889 2017-2019 0 In recess
Devon Meadows
 
Panthers 1979 2022 0 In recess
Eastern Devils
 
Devils 1999 2017-2021 2 Prem. Div: 2017, 2018 EFNL
Endeavour Hills
 
Eagles 2011 2017-2018 0 In recess
Fountain Gate
 
Gators 2021 2021-2022 0 In recess
Frankston
 
Bombers 1974 2017-2021 0 In recess
Frankston Dolphins
 
Dolphins 2017 2017 0 SFNL
Gippsland
 
Galaxy/Maroons 2015 2017-2018 0 Folded - 2018
Knox
 
Falcons 1980 2017 0 EFNL
Lang Lang
 
Tigers 1895 2021-2022 0 In recess
Morwell East
 
Hawks 1973 2017 0 In recess
Mount Eliza
 
Demons 1966 2021-2022 0 In recess
Murrumbeena
 
Lions 1918 2019 0 SFNL
Officer
 
Kangaroos 1977 2017-2020 0 OEFNL
Pakenham
 
Lions 1892 2018-2020 0 OEFNL
Port Melbourne Colts
 
Colts 1957 2017-2019 0 In recess
St Kilda
 
Sharks 1992 2017-2021 1 Prem. Div: 2019 Folded - 2022

Premiers

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Year Division Premiers Runners-up Score Venue Date
2017 Div 1 Eastern Devils St Kilda Sharks 7.4 (46) d. 3.2 (20) Casey Fields 10 September 2017
Div 2 Beaconsfield Endeavour Hills 2.1 (13) d. 1.2 (8)
Develop. Tyabb Bass Coast 4.5 (29) d. 4.4 (28)
2018 Div 1 Eastern Devils Seaford 2.5 (17) d. 2.2 (14) Holm Park Reserve 1 September 2018
Div 2 Bass Coast Tyabb 5.4 (34) d. 2.8 (20)
Div 3 Pearcedale Hastings 3.9 (27) d. 3.1 (19)
2019 Div 1 St Kilda Sharks Eastern Devils 3.2 (20) d. 2.4 (16) Shepley Oval 8 September 2019
Div 2 Tyabb Murrumbeena 2.8 (20) d. 1.1 (7)
Div 3 Karingal Pakenham 5.12 (42) d. 2.6 (18)
2020
(Season cancelled due to COVID-19)
2021
(Season abandoned due to COVID-19)
2022 Premier Seaford Coburg 5.3 (33) d. 5.2 (32) Frankston Park 4 September 2022
Div 2 Warragul Industrials Bass Coast 4.2 (26) d. 2.7 (19)
Div 3 Cerberus Lang Lang 10.14 (74) d. 1.4 (10)
2023 Premier Mornington Frankston 5.13 (43) d. 3.2 (20) Frankston Park 3 September 2023
Div 2 Pearcedale Mornington 7.5 (47) d. 3.2 (20)

Notes

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  1. ^ The logo of the competition spells it 'South Eastern Womens' (without an apostrophe).

References

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  1. ^ "VWFL disbanded as part of women's footy revamp". afl.com.au. 8 November 2016.
  2. ^ "SFNL Joins South Eastern Women's Football Collective". Southern Football Netball League.
  3. ^ "The South Eastern Women's Football competition has been cancelled for 2020". Herald Sun.
  4. ^ a b "Senior Women Premier Division". South Eastern Women's Football.