FRANKSTON Dolphins FNC and Cranbourne FC will not be playing MPNFL football in 2022.
The two clubs had applied to be admitted into the Mornington Peninsula competition. Cranbourne FC have previously tried to join the MPNFL, but have been unsuccessful.
Before a meeting of the 22 MPNFL clubs last month, Cranbourne FC withdrew its application. The clubs took a vote on allowing Frankston Dolphins to enter, but the club did not gain enough votes to secure its place.
Although a majority of clubs voted to include the Dolphins in the competition, it did not secure the required 75 per cent of votes needed.
The clubs also debated promoting Langwarrin and Mornington to Division One. The two clubs were the best performers in Division Two during the eventually cancelled 2021 season. The move to promote them was ultimately defeated.