The MFL (formally Mercantile Football Association) had its origins as a social league playing fortnightly in the 1980’s. Some of the initial clubs were Cockburn Cement, Komatsu and The Rosemount Hotel.
A Change of administration in the late 90’s saw a more formalised competition, meaning an Incorporated League, member elected board, regular season, transfers and the introduction of accredited umpires.
New clubs joining had more of a community base, rather than social or workplace
Honour in Participation
The MFL occupies an important niche in the football community by hosting and fostering new clubs.
This is done with sound football management with cost effective administration and therefore promotes its member clubs to invest their economies in to their own infrastructure.
The success of the format can be seen by the number of new member clubs the MFL has helped establish and watches from afar as they flourish in other competitions that can accommodate their needs.
Rowan Carson is the current president.
The position of Vice President is currently vacant.
Dave Hodgson is the current league Treasurer.
Carol Franklin is the current secretary of the league
Women's Footy Coordinator
David is the current Womens Footy Coordinator