The South East Australian Football Commission (trading as AFL South East) was established in May 2013 as an independent governance board focused on the development and management of football within the South East Region.
The South East Region covers the south east growth corridor of Melbourne, the major centres of Dandenong and Frankston as well as the Mornington Peninsula; incorporating the following municipalities:
- City of Casey
- City of Frankston
- City of Kingston
- City of Dandenong
- Mornington Peninsula Shire Council
- Cardinia Shire Council
AFL South East has the largest number of participants of any development region in Victoria and nearly twice the number of participants to the next largest AFL Victoria Country region. With nearly 30,000 participants playing the game regularly with the region, Australian Rules Football plays a critical role in the local economy, the health and well-being of local communities as well as providing important leadership and life skills to young men and women.
AFL South East Commission
|Chairman - Roger Hampson|
Recently stepping down from his position as Chairman of the South East Juniors, Roger brings a wealth of senior executive experience to the South East Commission. Roger held positions as Chief Executive Officer of the Essendon Football Club (1988-1996), Tasmanian Football League (1996-1998), the Melbourne Tigers (1998-1999) and the Victorian Canine Association. His tenure within these positions have often been through particularly turbulent times in sports administration and he is currently a teacher at St Peter’s College in Cranbourne.
Roger was appointed Chairman of the AFL Victoria DDJFL Working Party in 2009, overseeing the transition into what is now the South East Juniors. He remained Chair of the league following on from that complex transition - a transition that now sees the league as one of the most respected, professional managed community sporting organisations.
|Commissioner - Russell Jacgung|
A Senior Coordinator for the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, Russell has been involved with local government for over 35 years. He has also had a long history of involvement in football on the Peninsula. Russell was Nepean FL Secretary from 1984-86, MPNFL Secretary from 1987-89 and an MPNFL Director from 1996-2007.
Russell has served on the MPNFL Independent Tribunal from 2008-12 and was Chair of the MPNFL History Committee from 2002 to 2013. He is a Life Member of the MPNFL. Russell brings a wealth of local football knowledge and history to the South East Commission. He resides in Mt Martha.
|Commissioner - Scott Grimster|
A Senior Research Officer for the Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing, Scott's detailed project management experience is an invaluable resource to the South East Commission.
A Life Member of the FDJFL Umpires Association, Scott was twice awarded the Umpire of the Year title and has extensive experience of umpiring at all levels. Scott also has a lengthy and detailed history of involvement in Basketball, including stints as a player, referee, volunteer and media commentator. As a freelance writer and commentator, Scott has provided content, stories and commentary for Pro Basketball Today, Mornington Life Magazine, Holiday Magazine, Fairfax Media, Divelog Magazine, Real Estate Weekly, Weekly Review and Channel 7 News Melbourne.
|Commissioner - Ted Turner|
|Ted is a CPA public practitioner and registered tax agent with over 20 years of experience in providing invaluable advice to SME’s, Individuals and Superannuation Funds. Passionate about supporting his clients through all of their taxation and accounting needs, he takes pride in the impact he has been able to have on the continued success of their businesses.
A massive sports lover, Ted is a former President of Edithvale-Aspendale Sporting Club in the MPNFL. Ted is also an avid follower of the Kangaroos in the AFL. Cricket and horse racing are Ted’s other sporting passions. Ted, his wife Brooke and their two boys are long-time bayside residents.
|Commissioner - Paul Theobald|
Paul was appointed to the Commission in July 2014 following the resignation of Ken Jungwirth. Paul played 264 senior games for Frankston YCW between 1989 and 2001 including 5 premierships (2 as captain).
Paul was awarded the MPNFL’s Best and Fairest Player in 1991 and 1997 and was Frankston YCW’s Best and Fairest in 1990 and 1999. Paul represented the MPNFL on 8 occasions and was also named in the Frankston YCW Team of the Half Century
|MPNFL Commissioner - Bryan Payne|
|Bryan was elected to the AFL South East Commission in 2016 as the inaugural Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League (MPNFL) representative.|
|FDJFL Commissioner - TBC|
|Currently vacated. Gary Woolard was the AFL South East Commissioner in 2016 as the Frankston & District Junior Football League (FDJFL) representative.|
|SEFNL Commissioner - Ryan Ford|
Ryan has owned a successful marketing and sales company for the past 14 years and spent many years in local football and other sports both in the Casey area and in the Gippsland region as a player, assistant, board member and committee member, and has an extensive family history in local football.
Ryan is a member of the Australian Institute Of Company Directors and currently holds the position as Chairperson of the SEFNL board and Chairperson of an owners corporation for a large commercial complex based in Hallam, as well as past experience in advisory roles with several not for profit charities. He resides in Berwick with his wife and two daughters.
|SEJ Commissioner - Doug Bailey|
Doug Bailey is a life long learner and educator who has worked within the independent education sector for over twenty years, working in schools in South Australia, Victoria, and Tasmania. Commencing his career as a Science and Physical Education teacher, Doug has held numerous leadership positions such as Head of School, Vice Principal and Principal. In 2017 Doug was appointed to the position of Head of Middle School Haileybury College Castlefield.
A keen footballer in his younger days Doug played Amateur Football, representing Victoria on numerous occasions, before being drafted to St Kilda where he played for two seasons, representing the Saints on 11 occasions. In the twilight of his sporting career Doug played in the SANFL with Woodville West Torrens, where he played for 5 years, proudly losing his position in the senior side to a 17 year old lad by the name of Matthew Pavlich.
Relocating to regional Victoria for teaching opportunities, Doug played for one season in the Central Highlands League before succumbing to injury and retiring. Remaining involved in football Doug has coached, organised, supported and assisted, contributing to many of the vital volunteer roles within clubs.