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The SMJFL is pleased to announce the venues for the fast approaching JDL Strategies Lightning Carnivals. Being held over two jam packed Sundays in August, the Lightning Carnivals are not to be missed.

The Lightning Carnivals bring together nearly 150 teams from teams from the under 8 mixed, under 9 mixed, under 10 mixed & under 12 girls competitions to celebrate the end of their seasons in a round robin carnival. Every year the carnivals are a great community event, which all participants love to play in.

Once again the Lightning Carnivals will work closely with The Robert Connor Dawes (RCD) Fund to raise money and awareness for brain matters.

This year the JDL Strategies Lightning Carnivals will be spread across three (3) venues with over 450 quick-fire games of football being played. The shortened length of the games and extensive ‘tent cities’ create an exciting atmosphere for all involved.

We are proud to announce the following clubs will be hosting the JDL Strategies Lightning Carnivals in 2015:

Sunday 2nd August 

Prahran JFC at Toorak Park – Oorong Road, Armadale. Under 9 Games from 9am – 12noon

Bentleigh JFC at King George Reserve – off East Boundary Road, Bentleigh East. Under 9 Games from 9am – 5pm

Port Melbourne FC at Murphy Reserve – Williamstown Road, Port Melbourne. Under 8 & Under 9 Games from 9am – 5pm.

Sunday 9th August 

Bentleigh JFC at King George Reserve – off East Boundary Road, Bentleigh East. Under 10 Mixed & Under 12 Girls Games from 9am – 5pm

Highett FC at Highett Reserve – Turner Road, Moorabbin. Under 10 Games from 9am – 5pm.

There is plenty of skill, passion and enthusiasm displayed in the Lightning Carnivals but there will be plenty to do off the field as well. SMJFL Preferred Partner Footy Card Xchange will be based at King George Reserve (Bentleigh JFC) across the two (2) weekends; giving everyone a chance to trade, swap and sell their Footy Cards. Just a gold coin donation to trade, come down and see Caleb and Riley on Sunday 2nd and 9th of August at the Footy Card Xchange Trade-stall.

At Murphy Reserve (Port Melbourne FC) JDL Strategies will be showing their support by having their own trade-stall at the Lightning Carnival. Come down and hear their financial advice between sirens, as well as an array of fun activities and giveaways.

Stay tuned for upcoming announcements covering the Finals Series venues including the U11-U17 Grand Final venues!!