Metro Football League

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The Metro Football League (formerly known as the Mercantile Football Association[1]) is one of two community based football leagues based in Perth, Western Australia. The league is made up from 13 clubs, 16 teams and over 1200 registered players.[2]

It had its origins as a Sunday social league playing fortnightly in the 80s. Some of the clubs were Cockburn Cement, Komatsu and the Rosemount Hotel. The enhancement of the clubs structure along with a change in the Associations administration meant a more formalised competition being instituted.

New clubs joining had more of a community base, rather than social or workplace, with some of those being: Quinns, Ellenbrook and Midvale. Kingsway and Kwinana are clubs with a long established history and the Midland FC is one of only a few clubs in Perth that are over a hundred years old.

The Mercantile has its own independent Board, P & D and accredited panel umpires, joined the CFC in 2007 with its clerical administration done through the CFO and as understood is the only incorporated metropolitan senior Sunday football league in Australia.

The league made headlines in 2009 when former Richmond AFL player Andrew Krakouer, imprisoned for assault, played for the Wooroloo Prison football team whilst serving his sentence. The Wooroloo team went through the season undefeated, although with some complaints for rough play and intimidation of the opposition.[3]

The 2010 season saw the Kwinana Knights claim both the League and Reserves premierships. This is the first time a club has won both grand finals in the Mercantile Football League in the same year.

Division 1 Premiers[edit]

  • 1993 Cockburn
  • 1994 Dwellingup
  • 1995 Cockburn
  • 1996 Tigers
  • 1997 Cockburn
  • 1998 Tigers
  • 1999 Cockburn
  • 2000 Yanchep
  • 2001 Quinns
  • 2002 Yanchep
  • 2003 Midvale
  • 2004 Midvale
  • 2005 Cockburn
  • 2006 Cockburn
  • 2007 Wanneroo/Kingsway
  • 2008 Cockburn
  • 2009 Wooroloo
  • 2010 Kwinana

Division 2 Premiers[edit]

  • 2008 Dwellingup
  • 2009 Midland
  • 2010 Kwinana

Division One[edit]

2012 Ladder[edit]

Metro Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Secret Harbour 15 3 1 0 2384 454 525.11% 72 1st Semi Yanchep 0 0 0 Warwick Greenwoood 0 0 0
Kwinana 12 3 3 0 1741 763 228.18% 60 2nd Semi Secret Harbour 13 12 90 Kwinana 8 16 64
Warwick Greenwood 9 3 7 0 1299 1421 91.41% 48 Preliminary Kwinana 13 18 96 Yanchep 9 8 62
Yanchep 6 3 9 0 1161 1369 84.81% 36 Grand Secret Harbour 12 19 91 Kwinana 10 11 71
Innaloo 6 3 10 0 1186 1896 62.55% 36
Baldivis 4 3 12 0 849 1770 47.97% 28
Koongamia 2 3 12 0 921 1868 49.30% 20

2013 Ladder[edit]

Metro Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
Kwinana 16 0 1 0 2684 939 285.84% 64 1st Semi Red Hawks 9 16 70 Innaloo 9 13 67
Warwick Greenwood 13 0 4 0 1735 1317 131.74% 52 2nd Semi Kwinana 23 19 157 Warwick Greenwood 12 6 78
Red Hawks 9 0 7 0 1384 1294 106.96% 36 Preliminary Red Hawks 17 19 121 Warwick Greenwood 9 4 58
Innaloo 7 0 10 0 1598 1638 97.56% 28 Grand Kwinana 19 11 125 Red Hawks 9 5 59
Koongamia 3 0 13 0 1209 1994 60.63% 12
Dwellingup 2 0 14 0 1102 2343 47.03% 8
Baldivis 0 0 1 0 29 216 13.43% 0

Division two[edit]

2012 Ladder[edit]

Metro Div 2 Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts
Midland 16 0 2 0 2507 716 350.14% 64
Kwinana 13 0 5 0 1940 1077 180.13% 52
Secret Harbour 12 0 6 0 1839 1131 162.60% 48
Dwellingup 8 0 10 0 1422 1851 76.82% 32
Warwick Greenwood 3 0 15 0 1018 2038 49.95% 12
Innaloo 2 0 16 0 662 2575 25.71% 8

FINALS

Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
1st Semi Secret Harbour 23 17 155 Dwellingup 10 7 67
2nd Semi Midland 10 16 76 Kwinana 10 9 69
Preliminary Secret Harbour 14 8 92 Kwinana 12 15 87
Grand Midland 15 8 98 Secret Harbour 11 9 75

2013 Ladder[edit]

Metro Div 2 Wins Byes Losses Draws For Against % Pts
Kwinana 14 0 3 0 2283 918 248.69% 56
Innaloo 11 0 6 0 1792 1280 140.00% 44
Queens Park 10 0 7 0 1598 1345 118.81% 40
Midland 8 0 9 0 1451 1585 91.55% 32
Bayswater 5 0 12 0 1065 2130 50.00% 20
Bulls 3 0 14 0 1124 2072 54.25% 12

FINALS

Final Team G B Pts Team G B Pts
1st Semi Queens Park 13 17 95 Midland 5 5 35
2nd Semi Kwinana 16 16 112 Innaloo 14 7 91
Preliminary Queens Park 31 28 214 Innaloo 2 2 14
Grand Queens Park 15 13 103 Kwinana 7 8 50

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