After 16 Rounds of hard fought football, and 4 weeks of finals, the 2023 Premiers for each age group have now been crowned.

Crowds flocked to Bunguyan, Crib Point and Fruitgrowers Reserves on Sunday to enjoy some September sun, and to watch our MPJFL teams battle it out for Premiership success.

The MPJFL would like to thank the Somerville and Crib Point Junior Football Club’s for their tireless work in hosting the 2023 MPJFL Finals Series – and also the Tyabb JFC for allowing Somerville to host the final two weeks out of Bunguyan Reserve.

Please find below a list of the 2023 MPJFL Premiers!

Under 11 Navy – Mount Martha Red

Under 11 White – Mount Martha Black

Under 11 Girls – Rye/Sorrento Waves

Under 12 Navy – Sorrento

Under 12 White – Rosebud

Under 13 Navy – Mount Martha Red

Under 13 White – Red Hill

Under 13 Girls Navy – Mount Martha

Under 13 Girls White – Crib Point

Under 14 – Rosebud

Under 15 – Mount Martha

Under 15 Girls – Westernport Pumas

Under 16 – South Mornington

Under 17.5 – Red Hill

Under 17 Girls – Mount Martha

Congratulations to these teams on a terrific season!

Thank you to the umpires for their efforts throughout the final’s series, in particular Umpire Manager Paul Lonsdale, Head Umpire Coach Mick Fallon, and Umpire Coaches Steven Brindle, Mario Ring and Benn Eccleston, for their tireless work within the umpiring department in 2023.

We would also like to thank league photographer Gary Bradshaw for his coverage of the finals, capturing the moments of the series for all to enjoy for years to come. Gary Bradshaw Photography is a partner of the league, and we ask clubs and participants to visit his website via the below link to show your support of his images:

2023 Grand Final Albums – Gary Bradshaw Photography 

(if your game isn’t already uploaded, it will be in the coming days)

The MPJFL would also like to take this opportunity to thank Andrew Souter for his commitment and dedication to the Mornington Peninsula Junior Football League, demonstrated over a long period of time. Andrew’s contributions to the league and to the wider community have been second to none, and all of our members, clubs and stakeholders owe Andrew their gratitude for what he has done for Junior Football within the region. Andrew has played the lead role in shaping the MPJFL into what it is today, a proud, community focused sporting organization that prides itself on creating opportunities and enjoyment for children and youth.

Once again, congratulations to our 2023 Premiers!

Whilst we close the door on season 2023, the preparations for next season begin! To stay updated with the MPJFL over the summer break, make sure to visit our website or Facebook page to catch the latest news!