With the completion of the first four rounds of Grading games, the first two matches of the ‘season proper’ have been completed, with each of the respective teams getting a sense as to how they are placed in their respective divisions.
MJFC Under 11 Lions
Round 5 – defeated by St Peters FC by 2 points
Round 6 – defeated South Melbourne Districts by 29 points
A strong start to the season and are well placed in their division to challenge for a finals position with continued improvement.
MJFC Under 11 Griffins
Round 5 – defeated by East Malvern by 29 points
Round 6 – defeated Waverley Park Hawks by 20 points
This team plays very exciting football, though a quick look at the ladder suggest they have battles against some extremely strong opponents on the horizon.
MJFC Under 12 Lionesses
Round 5 – defeated St Peters FC by 20 points
Round 6 – defeated Hampton Rovers AFC by 6 points
Great start by the girls in their second season at the club with two strong wins. Go girls!
MJFC Under 12 Griffins
Round 5 – defeated AJAX by 44 points
Round 6 – defeated East Brighton by 96 points
A very impressive start to the season by these boys who currently sit atop the ladder with a percentage of 800%. With some more competitive fixtures coming up, we’ll be more informed as to how these boys are placed after the next few weeks.
MJFC Under 12 Lions
Round 5 – defeated by Ashwood by 36 points
Round 6 – defeated by East Malvern by 19 points
With the bulk of this team comprised of 2017 Premiership players, these boys are relishing the challenge of a higher division. Plenty of heart and intestinal fortitude has been shown with brave last quarter efforts against very strong opposition, and these boys will learn plenty about the game of football over the remainder of the season.
MJFC Under 13 Griffins (Div. 2)
Round 5 – defeated by St Bedes Mentone by 87 points
Round 6 – Bye
After earning promotion to a higher division after some impressive football during the grading games, this team’s introduction to Division 2 was against the premiership fancy. There is plenty of upside in this team and we’ll be looking forward to seeing how they respond over the coming weeks.
MJFC Under 13 Lions (Div. 5)
Round 5 – defeated by St Bedes Mentone by 31 points
Round 6 – defeated by Mordialloc Braeside by 20 points
Two competitive showings to start the season proper, and looking forward to seeing these boys improve as a team during the year.
MJFC Under 14 Lions (Div 2)
Round 5 – defeated by Highett/Cheltenham by 90 points
Round 6 – defeated by Dingley JFC by 63 points
After an impressive first up win in their first grading game, times have been tough for this team. Currently calling out to the SMJFL to reallocate them to their rightful division – come on guys, give us a break!
MJFC Under 15 Lions (Div 3)
Round 5 – defeated Waverley Park Hawks by 40 points
Round 6 – defeated Port/South Melbourne by 27 points
With comfortable victories in their first two matches, this team appears well placed to be thereabouts at the business end of the season.
MJFC Under 16 Lions (Div 2)
Round 5 – defeated by Cheltenham JFC by 76 points
Round 6 – defeated by East Malvern by 55 points
Difficult to understand the grading system for this age group; though it appears some re-grading is currently taking place to straighten things out.
MJFC Under 17 Lions (Div 2)
Round 5 – defeated Oakleigh by 22 points
Round 6 – defeated Highett/Cheltenham by 64 points
Two strong wins to start the season sees this outfit sitting atop the ladder, though will have a better idea as to where they are placed after a couple of challenging fixtures in the coming weeks.
With regard to our six modified rules teams (Under 8, Under 9 and Under 10), scores cannot be published, though we can all rest assured much enjoyment is being had by the players, coaches and parents alike!
We are also very excited to announce that we have now formed a new Under 10 girls team, who will be making their debut on Sunday 27th May!