As 2021 comes to a close, it is time to reflect on another season of MPJFL football, and although the year was cut short, we are hopeful that we will return to complete normality in 2022.


Nonetheless, planning for 2022 is well underway, and it’s shaping up to be a big one. There is plenty on the calendar for our participants and clubs, particularly in the development space. The year ahead will be an important one in our history, with plans in place to develop the league, in order for us to continue to create positive experiences and opportunities for the youth of the peninsula.


Our season fixture dates are now confirmed and can be found HERE!


2022 will also be the first full year of the MPJFL Academy, which was launched at the backend of this year. This is an extremely exciting step forward for the league and it will be great to see the benefits that expanding our development program will have on the clubs and participants.


The Calendar is full of development and representative opportunities, as seen below:


Academy Summer Programs

Under 13 Boys – Continuing on the 31st January

Under 13/14 Girls – Continuing on the 2nd February


MPJFL Tasmania Tour – Friday 11th March to Monday 14th March

Under 15/16 Boys

Under 15-18 Girls

vs Northern Tasmania – Saturday 12th March

vs Southern Tasmania – Monday 14th March

(Training to commence early January)


Interleague Trials and Training

Trials commencing the week of February 13th


Interleauge Practice Matches – Sunday 20th of March

vs AFL Outer East – Eastern Ranges NAB League Ground (Kilsyth)


Alan Trigg Cup – Sunday 10th April

Under14 Boys – North vs South

Under 15 Boys – North vs South

Under 14 Girls – North vs South

Under 16 Girls – North vs South


Queen’s Birthday Interleague Carnival

Commencing on QB Weekend – 13th June


Division 2 Matches

July School Holidays (June 25th to July 10th)

Matches TBC

Under 14 Division 2

Under 15 Division 2

Under 14 Girls Division 2

Under 16 Girls Division 2


Coach Development Sessions

Dates and Topics TBC


On top of these scheduled Academy events/programs, the MPJFL Academy will also be facilitating a number of one-off development sessions, and implementing strategies to keep all participants who do not make final squads engaged and motivated.


That’s it for us in 2021.

We look forward to getting back into things early January, and would like to wish all MPJFL participants, families, sponsors and community members a Merry Christmas and safe New Year!