YJFL takes to Marvel for pre Round 1 clash

17th March, 2022
The YJFL is honoured to be invited to participate in an Under 16 Boys representative match against the South Metro Junior Football League in a curtain raiser to the Collingwood vs St Kilda clash at Marvel Stadium on Friday evening.

Starting at 5.45pm the game is a great way for our players and selected umpires to experience a once in a life time opportunity.

All 22 selected players come from the 2021 Yarra Magpies Academy squad including coach Vinnie Datolli who lead the boys last year.

We also congratulate the four umpires chosen to officiate Friday’s game. 2021 Golden Whistle Award winner Andrew Chau will take the filed and represent the YJFL as one of the filed umpires.



Guernsey # Name Club
4 Daniel Shepherd Fitzroy
5 Joshua Carelli St Marys
6 Jordan Lombardo Beverley Hills
7 Braydon O’Connor Banyule
10 Zac Harwood Heidelberg
13 Charlie Opie Ivanhoe
19 Thomas Gross Kew Rovers
20 Noah Croaker Hawthorn Citizens
22 Lucas McInerney Heidelberg
25 William Hanlon Preston Bullants
29 Zane Cochrane Ivanhoe
32 Will Dean St Marys
38 Tadhg McCarthy Kew Rovers
39 Zak Johnson St Marys
42 Hamish Hudson Kew Rovers
45 Zac McGown Warrandyte
47 Josh Smillie Park Orchards
51 Charlie Grummitt Hawthorn Citizens
52 Charlie Wenn Boroondara Hawks
53 Josh Galstians Park Orchards
55 Jesse Dattoli Ivanhoe
60 Roman Black Ivanhoe
Coach Vinnie Datolli
Assistant Coach Fab Carelli


Andrew Chau Field
Archie Bettiol Boundary
Matthew Saunders Boundary
Harry Wray Goal