Metro Football League

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The Metro Football League (MFL) is one of two community based football leagues based in Perth, Western Australia. The league is made up of 10 clubs over two divisions.[1]

Formerly known as the Mercantile Football Association, the league had its origins as a social league playing fortnightly in the late 1980s. Some of the clubs were Cockburn Cement, Komatsu and the Rosemount Hotel. A change in the administration in the late 1990s saw a more formalised competition, meaning, incorporation of the league, board of control, a regular season, transfers, and accredited umpires officiating. New clubs joining had more of a community base, rather than social or workplace, with some of those being Quinns and Ellenbrook. Transitions in the clubs occurred also, with Cockburn Cement becoming Cockburn and based in that suburb. Yanchep and Dwellingup also became active in promoting the game and junior development in their areas. Bayswater and Queens Park joined the MFL for Season 2013, with Baldivis, Secret Harbour leaving the MFL.[2]

The league made headlines in 2009 when former Richmond AFL player Andrew Krakouer, imprisoned for assault, played for the Wooroloo Prison Farm football team whilst serving his sentence. The Wooroloo team went through the season undefeated and won the grand final.[3]

Premiers[edit]

Year Div 1 Div 2
1993 Cockburn d Dwellingup
1994 Dwellingup d Cockburn
1995 Cockburn d Dwellingup
1996 Tigers d Cockburn
1997 Cockburn
1998 Tigers d Cockburn
1999 Cockburn 9.9.63 d Yanchep 9.3.57
2000 Yanchep 10.9.69 d Cockburn 6.10.46
2001 Quinns Districts 13.9.87 d Yanchep 8.8.56
2002 Yanchep 20.13.133 d Ellenbrook 14.8.92
2003 Midvale 16.15.111 d Yanchep 10.10.70
2004 Midvale 10.17.77 d Innaloo 7.13.55
2005 Cockburn 19.13.127 d Dwellingup 5.11.41
2006 Cockburn 15.18.108 d Yanchep 8.9.57
2007 Wanneroo-Kingsway 14.16.100 d Midland 12.9.81
2008 Cockburn 19.14.128 d Noranda 15.3.93 Dwellingup 17.20.122 d Innaloo 12.12.84
2009 Wooroloo 20.14.134 d Cockburn 13.16.94 Midland 16.23.119 d Osborne Park 13.13.91
2010 Kwinana 7.8.50 d Noranda ECU 4.15.39 Innaloo 16.2.98 d Warwick Greenwood 9.9.63
2011 Secret Harbour 16.11.107 d Osborne Park 12.8.80 Warwick Greenwood 20.16.136 d Cockburn 5.12.42
2012 Secret Harbour 12.19.91 d Kwinana 10.11.71 Midland 15.8.98 d Secret Harbour 11.9.75
2013 Kwinana 19.11.125 d Yanchep 9.5.59 Queens Park 15.13.103 d Kwinana 7.8.50
2014 Yanchep 13.11.89 d Warwick Greenwood 11.11.77 Dwellingup 15.11.101 d Safety Bay 14.5.89
2015 Warwick Greenwood A 13.7.85 d Baldivis 12.8.80
2016 Queens Park Red 13.15.93 d Warwick Greenwood Gold 8.5.53 Midland 14.12.96 d Dwellingup 11.5.71

Source: AustralianRulesFootball.com.au

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Competitions at Metro Football League". SportsTG.com. Retrieved 13 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "MFL HISTORY". metroflperth.com. Archived from the original on 24 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Andrew Krakouer's Woorooloo Prison team wins grand final". PerthNow.com.au. 20 September 2009. Retrieved 13 September 2016.