The 2017-’18 Major League Footy Premiership Season kicks off Saturday, November 18, 2017, with clubs around Florida competing in an 16-week season, winding up with the MLF Championship Final, Saturday, March 31 at Four ‘N Twenty Field at Campbell Park in St. Petersburg!
With a competition ladder determined traditionally (by victories and percentages), the Major League Footy 2017-’18 Premiership Season will also introduce a ‘split division’ format, with returning clubs (St. Petersburg Swans, Orlando AFC, Clearwater Kangas, Suncoast Suns, St. Petersburg Starfish FC and Pasco Black Dog) competing in the new First Division.
First Division clubs play a greater number of home and away matches during the 2017-’18 season, with St. Petersburg slated for six home matches.
New and development teams (Memphis (FL) Tuskers, San Antonio (FL) Stampeders, Greater Northern Philadelphia AAC, Miami Saints, Ft. Myers Bushrangers, Pittsburgh Blackbirds, Western Shrikes and Florida Redbacks – as well as competing visiting teams – will battle in Elite Series matches, battling to earn promotion for the 2018-’19 campaign.
Mid-season ‘friendly’ matches may be added during January 2018. Friendly matches do not factor in the MLF Season Ladder.
First Division sides will participate in the 2nd Major League Footy Winter Draft, Friday, November 10, selecting from a list of registered players.
Elite Series clubs are open to all interested and eligible players, and may be assigned based on roster allocation needs and/or player preference.