League History

Established in 1962, the South East Juniors is successful and proud of its 50 year history of developing young Australian Football players.

The league has seen many changes over the years with former member clubs coming as far as Mordialloc Braeside, Jordanville, Oakleigh and Box Hill. The leagues footprint now covers Melbourne's outer South East through the City of Greater Dandenong, City of Casey and Shire of Cardinia. 

Our mission is to provide opportunities for all ages, abilities, cultures and genders to participate in all aspects of Australian Football, whether it be playing, umpiring, coaching, volunteering or in an administrative role.

In doing so, we believe we will be the best Australian Football junior league in Australia.

2008

  • DDJFL Clubs request AFL Victoria to review the operations of the league
  • David Code appointed to conduct a review into the operations of the DDJFL
  • League had 19 clubs fielding 176 teams

2009

  • February – report completed “Future Directions Review” details 4 key recommendations
  • AFL Vic Working Party Established
  • AFL Victoria Project Manager appointed
  • Strategic Plan developed through a series of community and club workshops
  • Football Operations Manager appointed in May
  • General Manager appointed in late November
  • At the AGM Clubs approve and adopt new Governance structure, Rules and Regulations and Strategic Plan
  • League had 20 Clubs and 177 teams

2010

  • League announces Inspirations Paint and Colour as league Premier Partner for the next three years.
  • Strategic Plan implemented and reviewed
  • League teams grew by 13%
  • League takes on management of Youth Girls Competition grew by 1 team to 7Traditional teams increase from 174 team to 193 teams
  • League Board approves name change from Dandenong and District Junior Football League to South East Juniors.
  • Faye Stephenson, Lindsay Hardman and Dennis Smith awarded life Memberships

 

2011 

  • Election of Paul Milo to SEJ Board League
  • League engages in COGD Multicultural Carnival and Casey Kids Carnival 
  • League continues to consolidate financial position
  • McDonalds (Casey Clan) signed as Development Partner
  • Youth Girls grows by another 2 teams
  •  Established U12 Girls Program
  • Included 50 Girls over 6 weeks
  • Partnered with Melbourne Football Club to establish first U12 Girls Representative team
  • Roger Hampson presented with an AFL recognition of service Award  

2012

  • League Celebrates 50 years
  •  Inaugural induction of 4 Hall of Fame members
  • Bryan Sheehan (Umpiring)
  • David Neitz (Playing)
  • Glenn Archer (Playing)
  • Max Madeley (Administration)  
  •  League part time Administrator / Bookkeeper appointed
  • Defibrillator in every club through McDonalds and SEJ Partnership
  •  Trish Park President, Trish Marson, wins State Volunteer Award
  • SEJ establishes AFL9’s competition
  • Review of Grading Policy and Rules
  •  Beaconsfield and Officer JFC establish Youth Girls Teams
  •  Scoresby enter team in Youth Girls competition
  • Speedy REO, Villawood new League Partners
  •  Darren Goldspink appointed as Umpiring Manager after resignation of Tim O’Meara
  •  Umpire numbers grow by 30%
  • League revenues grow by 126% in three years
  • Noble Park Gold Quality Club
  • Establishment of U14 Academy
  •  Liz Triffit recognised for her service to football