Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League

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Mornington Peninsula Nepean
Football League
Current season, competition or edition:
Sports current event.svg2019
Mpnfl logo.jpg
Sport Australian rules football
Founded1987;36 years ago (1987)
No. of teams22
CountryFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
ConfederationAFL South East
Most titlesHastings (22) Be
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toDivision 1
Relegation toDivision 2
Official website MPNFL site

The Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League (abbreviated "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.



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 bottom placed team of Division 1.

Current Clubs

Division One

ColoursClubNicknameFoundedPremiersPremier years
Bonbeach Football Club colours.jpg
BonbeachSharks196131979, 1982, 1984
Dromana Football Club colours.jpg
DromanaTigers189661931, 1940, 1950, 1971, 2013, 2018, 2019
Eltham Football Club.jpg
Frankston Bombers1885171911, 1919, 1922, 1923, 1929, 1931, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1952, 1961, 1991, 2009
Frankston YCW Football Club colours.jpg
Frankston Y.C.W.Stonecats1967161968, 1974, 1975, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2003, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2022
Langwarrin Football Club colours.jpg
LangwarrinKangaroos192061930, 1969, 1993, 2002, 2005, 2022
Mt Eliza Football Club colours.jpg
Mount ElizaRedlegs196441983, 1998, 2001, 2005
Pines Football Club colours.jpg
PinesPythons196451976, 1978, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1994, 2018
Red Hill Football Club colours.jpg
Red HillHillmen1929 [1] 21990, 2019
Rosebud Football Club colours.jpg
RosebudBuds1929 [2] 61933, 1970, 1988, 1997, 2007, 2015
Bridgewater Football Club colours.jpg
SorrentoSharks1908151929, 1933, 1935, 1953, 1964, 1969, 1979, 1980, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2017

Division Two

ColoursClubNicknameFoundedPremiersPremier years
AFL Geelong Icon.jpg
ChelseaSeagulls1919131936, 1937, 1955, 1962, 1963, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1986, 1987, 1990, 2000, 2006
Crib Point Football Club colours.jpg
Crib PointMagpies193191957, 1958, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1973, 1977, 1985, 2001
Devon Meadows Football Club colours.jpg
Devon Meadows Panthers19770
Edithvale Aspendale Football Club colours.jpg
Edithvale-AspendaleEagles192191940, 1965, 1978, 1987, 1989, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2013
Hastings Football Club colours.jpg
Hastings Blues1889211908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1913, 1914, 1934, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1992, 1995, 2016
Ballarat Football Club colours.jpg
KaringalBulls196321996, 1999
Western Bulldogs AFLW icon.png
MorningtonBulldogs1888111915, 1920, 1927, 1950, 1960, 1971, 1984, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2004
AFL Geelong Icon.jpg
PearcedalePanthers1898101934, 1948, 1952, 1953, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1995, 1996, 2003
Rye Football Club colours.jpg
RyeDemons194581951, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1965, 1972, 1982, 2006
Seaford Tigers1921131924, 1926, 1927, 1934, 1951, 1954, 1956, 1970, 1981, 1985, 2007, 2008, 2009
Somerville Football Club colours.jpg
SomervilleEagles1892 [3] 41920, 1928, 1981, 1986
Tyabb Football Club colours.jpg
TyabbYabbies189951921, 1922, 1923, 1932, 2000

Former Teams

Casey-Cardinia Division

Nepean Division

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

Recent Premierships

Peninsula Division/Division 1

1987Chelsea26.13 (169)Pines13.12 (90)
1988Pines14.10 (94)Edithvale-Aspendale12.13 (85)
1989Edithvale-Aspendale20.13 (133)Chelsea11.7 (73)
1990Chelsea26.13 (169)Edithvale-Aspendale16.10 (106)
1991Frankston YCW14.10 (94)Pines10.11 (71)
1992Frankston YCW24.8 (152)Chelsea11.7 (73)
1993Frankston YCW13.7 (85)Chelsea7.7 (49)
1994Pines18.10 (118)Frankston YCW12.14 (86)
1995Hastings17.13 (115)Pines13.10 (88)
1996Mornington14.8 (92)Pines11.11 (77)
1997Frankston YCW10.10 (70)Mornington9.13 (67)
1998Mornington21.17 (143)Edithvale-Aspendale15.11 (101)
1999Edithvale-Aspendale19.11 (125)Mornington18.7 (115)
2000Edithvale-Aspendale24.20 (164)Mornington9.11 (65)
2001Mornington33.14 (212)Hastings12.11 (83)
2002Edithvale-Aspendale21.14 (140)Pines17.6 (108)
2003Frankston YCW17.14 (116)Mornington9.7 (61)
2004Mornington14.12 (96)Chelsea8.10 (58)
2005Mount Eliza27.17 (179)Frankston YCW7.5 (47)
2006Chelsea10.18 (78)Mount Eliza8.8 (56)
2007Seaford15.11 (101)Frankston YCW6.15 (51)
2008Seaford17.17 (119)Edithvale-Aspendale12.17 (89)
2009Seaford21.18 (144)Edithvale-Aspendale12.15 (87)
2010Frankston YCW16.11 (107)Seaford9.9 (63)
2011Frankston YCW19.14 (128)Karingal9.5 (59)
2012Frankston YCW12.6 (78)Mt Eliza9.14 (68)
2013Edithvale-Aspendale13.15 (93)Bonbeach12.14 (86)
2014Frankston YCW8.15 (63)Mornington8.9 (57)
2015Frankston YCW18.15 (123)Mornington5.6 (36)
2016Frankston YCW10.9 (69)Mt Eliza7.5 (47)
2017Frankston YCW21.11 (137)Bonbeach5.5 (35)
2018Pines14.12 (96)Sorrento14.11 (95)
2019Dromana8.4 (52)Sorrento6.9 (45)

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

Nepean Division/Division 2

1987Edithvale-Aspendale16.11 (113)Rosebud13.11 (89)
1988Rosebud14.9 (93)Frankston YCW11.15 (81)
1989Frankston YCW24.8 (152)Karingal14.7 (91)
1990Red Hill16.7 (103)Karingal9.9 (63)
1991Frankston Bombers7.10 (52)Rosebud5.5 (35)
1992Hastings14.12 (96)Rosebud9.9 (63)
1993Langwarrin14.13 (97)Carrum15.6 (96)
1994Carrum15.8 (98)Rosebud13.8 (86)
1995Pearcedale18.13 (121)Rosebud13.9 (87)
1996Pearcedale22.15 (147)Mount Eliza16.6 (102)
1997Rosebud24.20 (164)Devon Meadows12.9 (81)
1998Mount Eliza18.14 (122)Pearcedale15.7 (97)
1999Berwick15.9 (99)Crib Point13.10 (88)
2000Tyabb20.9 (129)Keysborough10.15 (75)
2001Crib Point23.10 (148)Pearcedale10.11 (71)
2002Langwarrin17.11 (113)Pearcedale15.9 (39)
2003Pearcedale18.9 (117)Bonbeach7.4 (46)
2004Sorrento6.10 (46)Bonbeach6.9 (45)
2005Langwarrin13.9 (87)Frankston Bombers11.14 (80)
2006Rye16.9 (105)Langwarrin16.6 (102)
2007Rosebud18.10 (118)Frankston Bombers11.13 (79)
2008Sorrento13.8 (86)Dromana9.8 (62)
2009Frankston Bombers13.18 (96)Sorrento8.11 (59)
2010Sorrento17.16 (118)Somerville11.7 (73)
2011Sorrento13.8 (86)Hastings13.7 (85)
2012Sorrento10.13 (73)Dromana10.11 (71)
2013Dromana20.8 (128)Sorrento7.7 (49)
2014Sorrento15.10 (100)Crib Point5.12 (42)
2015Rosebud13.14 (92)Somerville10.12 (72)
2016Hastings11.15 (81)Frankston Bombers6.18 (54)
2017Sorrento13.5 (83)Frankston Bombers10.9 (69)
2018Dromana10.7 (67)Red Hill9.5 (59)
2019Red Hill9.11 (65)Karingal4.3 (27)
2022Langwarrin10.9 (69)Karingal2.6 (18)

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

Casey-Cardinia Division

1995Cranbourne13.7 (85)Karingal11.11 (77)
1996Karingal17.9 (121)Doveton12.12 (84)
1997Hampton Park16.12 (108)Doveton14.10 (94)
1998Hampton Park17.13 (115)Seaford11.8 (74)
1999Karingal19.6 (120)Doveton15.13 (103)
2000Chelsea14.14 (98)Seaford12.11 (83)
2001Mount Eliza17.12 (114)Frankston Bombers11.2 (68)
2002Pakenham22.14 (146)Narre Warren9.8 (62)
2003Beaconsfield12.14 (86)Pakenham5.9 (39)
2004Beaconsfield13.13 (91)Seaford10.6 (66)
2005Doveton6.8 (44)Narre Warren5.7 (37)
2006Narre Warren16.17 (113)Doveton10.8 (68)
2007Narre Warren15.12 (102)Pakenham13.7 (85)
2008Narre Warren27.21 (183)Keysborough7.10 (52)
2009Pakenham15.14 (104)Doveton6.10 (46)
2010Narre Warren13.24 (102)Beaconsfield11.11 (77)
2011Cranbourne15.6 (96)Narre Warren10.15 (75)
2012Narre Warren22.13 (145)Cranbourne19.19 (123)
2013Narre Warren14.16 (100)Cranbourne15.9 (99)
2014Beaconsfield14.8 (92)Cranbourne5.8 (38)

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

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  1. Frankston and Somerville Standard page 5 April 19, 1929
  2. Frankston and Somerville Standard page 5 April 19, 1929
  3. Mornington Standard page 2 May 12, 1892