Season 2017 of the South Metro Junior Football League (SMJFL) has officially come to an end following the Under 14-18 Grand Finals across the south-east yesterday.
Matches were held across five venues, with Hurlingham Park also featuring the inaugural ‘Community Cup’, two Under 12 Boys & Girls Intraleague curtain-raiser matches. These matches saw the youngsters don the colours of league partners the Melbourne and St Kilda Football Clubs.
NOTE: Grand Final images will be made available throughout the week. Keep an eye out on the SMJFL’s various social media platforms
2017 was a landmark year for the SMJFL. Here is a breakdown:
- 26 member clubs
- 10,500+ registered boys and girls
- 450+ teams
- 136% increase in girls-only teams from 2016
- 500+ registered umpires
- 30,000+ parents and volunteers
- The largest independent junior football league in Australia
Plus 38 cracking Grand Finals and an exciting Lightning Carnival series for our Under 8-10 Boys & Girls!
The SMJFL would like to praise all teams who participated in finals and congratulate those clubs who earned premiership pennants.
To all the players, parents, officials and umpires, we thank you for your support and commitment to this great game.
Onwards and upwards in 2018!