On behalf of AFL South East I would like to extend a warm welcome to coaches, officials, players and spectators to the 2019 Frankston and Districts Junior Football league (FDJFL) finals series.

Congratulations to all teams that have made it through to this stage of the season, with a lot of hard work taking place, both on and off the field, to make this season a rewarding one. 

The next three weeks is always an exciting time of year when the best performed teams come together to test their skills and teamwork against some high-quality opponents.

It’s a wonderful opportunity for boys and girls to showcase their skills in a great environment, with family and friends flocking to venues to offer their support.

In fact five venues will host FDJFL finals across the next three weeks and I thank all of those clubs and their dedicated band of volunteers for their efforts. Chelsea, Devon Meadows, Frankston Rovers, Langwarrin and Mordialloc are set for some terrific sporting action over the coming weeks.

This season has been a very important one for junior football in the region with the introduction of the AFL South East Top-Age competition bringing a fresh and vibrant new look – and increased competitiveness – to the under-17 boys and under-18 girls levels.

I would like to thank AFLSE Chief Operating Officer Shaun Connell and League Operations Managers Pauline Pawsey (FDJFL) and Nicole Edney (SEJ) for their hard work in bringing the new competition to life.

Bringing the FDJFL and SEJ clubs together has certainly been done with the betterment of junior football in mind.

And I ask everyone who attends this finals series, the coaches, officials, players and spectators, to keep one thing at the forefront of their mind while at the football.

Respect the game - this is football - this is fun!

The expectation is that the game is treated in a respectful manner both inside and outside the fence.
Parents, guardians and spectators should remember that children play football for fun - they are not miniature professionals – and deserve encouragement, not ridicule or abuse – for making a mistake or losing a game of football.

Players should always play by the rules and support and encourage their teammates.
To the umpires who have been selected to officiate in these big games, congratulations on your appointments and we wish you well.

Australian football is one of the most difficult games to officiate.

Split-second decisions are made, and we implore the football community as a whole to respect the umpire’s decision at all times.

To our major partner, Bank of Queensland-Frankston, thank you for your ongoing support and for allowing us to service our FDJFL clubs.

To our Corporate Partners – Chisholm, St Kilda Football Club, LoCo, Heatstrip, Totally Workwear and SEDA – thank you for playing a huge role in making the 2019 FDJFL Finals Series what it is today.
We are also excited to be continuing our digital record app for this year’s finals series. The digital record app was introduced last year and was a great success, with welcome messages, FAQs, fixtures/results, ladders, team lists, live scores, game-day information and maps and directions available for the duration of the finals series.

Please go to www.aflserecord.com.au to keep up to date with all the FDJFL finals action. 

And please remember… respect the game - this is football - this is fun!

John Anderson
Region General Manager
AFL South East


Admission Prices
  • Adults (17 years and above) $8
  • Pensioners/Concession $5
  • Juniors/Players (16 years and under) Free
A ticket purchased from one FDJFL finals venue will gain access to other FDJFL finals venues and AFL South East Top-Age finals venues on the same day.

Entry fees subsidise umpires, paramedics, premiership cups and medallions, digital record, footballs and security.

Digital Football Records

AFL South East is taking an environmentally friendly approach and producing digital records only for the 2019 Junior Finals Series. Being digital eliminates the possibility of running out of records, as has been the case at several venues over the last few years.

A reduction in costs, and ease of access across multiple venues are other benefits of going digital.

The digital record includes a welcome message from AFL South East RGM John Anderson, fixtures/results/ladders, team lists, maps and directions, and offers from AFLSE partners.

Go to www.aflserecord.com.au to access the 2019 AFL South East Finals Record on your mobile device.


No alcohol is to be consumed at any junior game across the AFL South East region. Incidents are to be reported to Ground Marshalls and Ground Management on the day.


Smoking is prohibited at any junior game across the AFL South East region.


Dogs are banned from both the FDJFL and SEJ junior finals series.
Guide Dogs and Service Dogs are the only exception.

Ground Manager

Each finals venue will have at least one League Executive member present.

Each finals oval will have a host club-appointed Ground Manager.

Rooms and Shorts

Clubs will be notified each week regarding home and visitors change rooms and coloured or white shorts.

Game Durations

Under 11, 12, 13, 14G & 16G Fifteen (15) Minute Quarters with No Time On.  Breaks 3,8,5 min.

Under 14 to 17 & 18G  Twenty (20) Minute Quarters with No Time On. Breaks 3,8,5 min.

Officials approaching Umpires

No Officials are to approach the Umpires during the game. Any issues to be addressed are to presented by the Team Manager, accompanied by the opposition Team Manager, to the League executive member or Ground Manager. They will then take up whatever matter that needs to be addressed.

Spectators on the Ground

Spectators will not be allowed on the ground at any stage during the finals series. Spectators are not permitted on the ground prior to the game or at quarter time, half time, three-quarter time and or at the conclusion of the game.

Game Duration

As per the home and away season.

Drawn Games

If scores are level at the completion of the fourth quarter the ball shall be returned to the centre of the ground and the game will continue for two five-minute halves.

Coaches are not permitted to address their players between the end of the fourth quarter and the start of extra time, nor between any periods of extra time.

Each team shall kick in the same direction as they did in the fourth quarter for the first half of extra time. Teams will change ends for the second half of extra time.

If scores are still level after the two five-minute halves, a third session of extra time will take place.

Teams will kick in the same direction as the second half of extra time and the next score will win the game.

Code of Conduct

Codes of Conduct are designed to help improve the environment for players, coaches and supporters during the home and away season and finals series.

It’s important that everyone involved on match days is familiar with what is considered to be ‘reasonable behaviour’.

Parents and Spectators

Junior Coaches 

Senior Coaches 

Junior Players 

Senior Players