Last updated : Sunday, 03 December 2023
The Manly Warringah Football Association (MWFA) is the governing body for football (soccer) in the Manly Warringah area, incorporating over 18,500 football participants – the biggest Football Association in Australia.
The MWFA is responsible for the organisation and delivery of amateur football competitions across the entire Northern Beaches and Mosman Local Government areas from Under 6 through to over 45s, for men and women.
The MWFA was formed in 1947 and has a long and proud history of providing opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to play football.
The MWFA is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for all players, coaches, referees, and administrators.
The MWFA was founded in 1947 by a group of football enthusiasts who wanted to create a more competitive amateur football league in the Manly Warringah area.
The league initially had just 10 clubs, but it has since grown to over 17 member clubs, including Manly United Football Club, which competes in the National Premier Leagues Northern NSW.
The MWFA has also produced a number of professional footballers, including former Socceroos players Harry Kewell and Mark Viduka.
- The MWFA offers a variety of competitions for players of all ages and abilities, from Under 6 through to over 45s.
- The premier competition is the MWFA Premier League, which is contested by the top clubs in the association.
- There are also a number of cup competitions, including the Dockerty Cup, the Dockerty Shield, and the Dockerty Cup Reserves.
- The MWFA also offers a number of social competitions for players who are not looking to compete at a high level.
The MWFA uses a number of grounds across the Northern Beaches and Mosman Local Government areas.
Some of the most popular grounds include:
- Belrose Park
- Dee Why Oval
- North Manly Oval
- Warringah Oval
- Whale Beach Oval