The most promising young talent in local football will be on full display at the SEDA AFL South East 2019 Regional Junior Championships.

Boys and girls from the Frankston Districts, Mornington Peninsula, South East and Yarra Ranges Junior Football Leagues will converge on Frankston Park, Lloyd Park, Marriott Waters and Shepley Oval for the championships which run from Wednesday 5 to Monday 10 June.

The championships consist of under 13 to 17s for boys and under 15 and 18s for girls.

The Queen’s Birthday carnival, an important stepping-stone in the Dandenong Stingrays Pathway, has grown in significance over the years and is now aligned with both the Melbourne and St Kilda Football Club’s Next Generation Academies (NGA).

AFLSE RGM John Anderson said the carnival had quickly developed a strong reputation for identifying the next wave of talent emerging through the junior system.

“The Regional Junior Championships have become a very important stepping-stone in the pathway to higher honours, such as selection on AFL and AFLW lists, “ Anderson said.

“The carnival atmosphere and high level of competition provides the perfect platform for our future stars going forward. Each section is very competitive with all four leagues winning at least one age group in 2018.

“All leagues have once again put in a power of work to prepare for the championships and we wish them well in their endeavours.” 

This year’s carnival is proudly supported by SEDA College, a provider of Sports Development and Talented Player Programs to Year 11 and 12 students.

John Anderson
Region General Manager – AFL South East


The AFL South East Regional Junior Championships provide a fantastic opportunity for developing umpires to showcase their skills and knowledge at a regional level.

As the standard of football increases so does the expectations of the umpiring panel.

Umpires participating in the AFL South East Regional Junior Championships have been selected from the South East Juniors, Frankston Juniors and Mornington Peninsula Junior Leagues. All umpires were nominated by their local coaches and then appointed to umpire over the three days.
Umpires involved will receive coaching support over the carnival to help them in their development as an umpire, and as a first step towards further representative opportunities in the future. There is an exciting pathway in umpiring from the local junior level all the way through to the National AFL competition.

Congratulations to all umpires selected to umpire as part of the 2019 AFL South East Regional Junior Championships.

Become an Umpire for 2019 or 2020!

AFL South East is currently looking for new umpires for the second half of this season and to prepare for 2020! All our competitions require Field, Boundary and Goal umpires.
Umpiring presents a great opportunity to make new friends, learn the rules, grow in confidence, develop leadership and communication skills all while being paid to be involved in a game we love. Umpiring is available to anyone that is 13 years or older, so why not get involved!
Umpire training is available at the following locations:

South East Juniors

Carlisle Park, Majestic Blvd, Cranbourne North – Every Monday night 6pm – 7.15pm

Heatherbrae Reserve, Officer – Every Monday night 6pm – 7.15pm

Frankston Juniors

Kananook Reserve, McCulloch Ave, Kananook – Every Monday night 6pm – 7.15pm

Regents Park, Sixth Ave, Aspendale – Every Monday night 6pm – 7pm

Emil Madsen Reserve, Wooralla Drive, Mount Eliza – Every Monday night 6pm – 7pm

Mornington Peninsula Juniors

Training available at Rye and Hastings on Monday nights. Contact Carl Fletcher on the details below for more information.

For more information on umpiring and how to get involved please contact:

Carl Fletcher
  • AFL South East Regional Director of Umpiring
  • (Email) – umpiring@aflse.com.au
  • (Mobile) – 0425 256 504

Leigh Buwalda


Player Eligibility

Under 18 NAB League

Players who have previously been selected for official sanctioned NAB League Under 18 Boys program matches are ineligible unless special permission is sought. Girls who are on the official Stingrays U18 main list are ineligible unless special permission is sought.
Please note: Those female players named as a “development player in 2019” are eligible to play in the Junior League Carnival.

Under 16 NAB League
For Boys, Under-16 NAB League players are not eligible to play if they are announced in the Country Challenge Squad, unless special permission is sought. In special circumstances, leagues may apply to AFL South East to request an exemption.

TAC Cup High Density Coaching
The 2019 championships will require teams and coaches to adhere to the standard NAB U18/V-Line high density coaching rules to be provided to each region.

Tap here for Density Rules 2019 Season 


Please note there is no charge for parking at venues in 2019.
  • Frankston Park – Street parking
  • Shepley Oval – Ground and street parking
  • Marriott Waters – Ground and street parking
  • Lloyd Park – Ground parking (note that entry will be via the main gate, and exit via the rear gate as per junior finals)
Squad / Team numbers

24 players to be supplied, on supplied sheet, by Friday 31st May 2019 inclusive of:
  • Guernsey number
  • Local junior club
  • Height
  • Date of birth.
Next Generation Academy Eligible Player

A 25th Next Generation Academy player may be included provided they are nominated from an indigenous background or a multicultural player having been born overseas and/or with at least one parent born in Asia or Africa.

Names of any NGA players are to be provided to cam.roberts@afl.com.au by May 31st so that there are no issues around approval.

Supplied by AFL Victoria Match Managers on the day
  • U13-14 Boys: Size 4 leather
  • U15 & U18 Girls: Size 4 leather
  • U15-U17 Boys: Size 5 leather
Match Officials

AFL Victoria will supply Match Managers for all games.

The following officials are allowed in the coach’s box:
2 coaches, 1 team manager, 1 runner & 2 trainers. A maximum of 2 water carriers can also be used.

All other officials are to remain on the “spectating” side of the fence.

No parents/spectators are allowed on the ground at ¼ time or ¾ time to assist with quick transition of games

  • AFL Victoria/Worksafe Medal presentation to follow each team’s final game.
  • SEDA Shield presentation will follow game in which result decided.
  • AFL Victoria Match Manager to provide each league a medal for best player in each league, per age group to be presented following that teams final match
  • Each league to provide a photograph and accompanying name of the player judged best age group player
  • All other game medals are at the discretion of each league to be conducted in changerooms not on the ground
  • AFL Yarra Ranges: White with blue & green (navy shorts)
  • FDJFL: Blue with yellow (blue shorts)
  • MPJFL: Navy with white (navy shorts)
  • SEJ: Navy with red (red shorts)
Sports TG Team sheets
  • Interleague matches have been set up on Sports TG by Keith Whitford via the following link and players must be permitted across prior to Tuesday June 4th
  • www.worksafeaflrepresentativegames.sportingpulse.net
  • Passwords for permits to be supplied by WorkSafe AFL Vic Country (Keith Whitford) prior to first round of matches.
  • Each league to enter its own team lists via Sports TG system and print out three team sheets (one for umpires and one for opposing teams – for all age groups)
Medical/Rehab requirements
Stretcher provided by host league/organisation as follows:
  • Frankston Oval – FDJFL / Frankston Dolphins
  • Marriott Waters – SEJ
  • Lloyd Park – FDJFL / Langwarrin JFC
  • Shepley Oval – Dandenong Stingrays 
All other medical requirements responsibility of competing leagues.

Medical Edge are the carnival medico that have been contracted by AFL South East at each venue

Scoreboard Attendants & Timekeeper
  • Each competing team to provide one timekeeper and one scoreboard attendant each for all games – across all age levels.
  • This is the responsibility of all teams – no exceptions.
  • Timekeeper and scorecards will be provided by Match Managers.
  • An electronic scoreboard is present at all Marriot Waters, Shepley Oval and Frankston Park. Lloyd Park has a manual scoreboard on Oval 1 and an electronic scoreboard on Oval 2.
Worksafe and SEDA College are naming rights sponsors for the 2019 AFL South East Interleague carnival.

Each league’s individual sponsorship arrangements must not conflict the naming rights sponsors.

  • Field, boundary and goal umpires are provided for each game
  • AFL South East and AFL Yarra Ranges are providing the umpires in 2019
  • Costs for umpires to be split amongst competing leagues based on games played as per previous years
  • Game Duration for All Age Groups:
  • 15 minute quarters (no time on)
  • Quarter and Three Quarter time breaks: 4 minutes
  • Half time break: 5 minutes
Blood Rule
As per AFL Laws of Australian Football 22.3

Order Off Rule
As per AFL Victoria Country Handbook 11.0

Scoring System 
  • 4 points for winning the game
  • 2 points for drawn matches
  • Percentage applied to decide winner if ladder points are equal