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.
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)
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!