The Yarra Junior Football League was formed in 1997 through the amalgamation of the Doncaster & Districts Junior Football League and the Hawthorn Districts Junior Football League and is now the largest stand alone junior football league in Australia.

In 2018 the League consists of:

  • 32 Clubs
  • 501 total teams
  • 114 Female teams
  • 65 competitions
  • 11,000 players including 2,500 girls
  • Over 5000 club volunteers

The YJFL’s large number of teams allows for grading of teams within each age group so that each team, as far as is possible, plays in a grade that is commensurate with the team’s ability. Grading games are played in Rounds 1-4 to determine if the Grade (Section) for teams should be varied for the remainder of the season.


Yarra Junior Football League

Our Vision           To provide the best possible environment in which our youth can participate in football

Our Mission        To increase the total number of both male and female football participants within our member clubs

Our Goals            Participation            to increase the total number of participants at our member clubs

Retention                 to assist clubs with the retention of players

Pathways                  to assist clubs in providing member pathways

Financial                    to achieve financial independence

People                       to continue to improve the overall participant experience in the YJFL through the way we attract, develop and retain                                           good people at League, Club and Team level.


If you would like to obtain more information about the Yarra Junior Football League, please contact the League’s Manager (P: 9850 6615 or E: admin@yarrajfl.org.au).