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 2019 the League consists of:

  • 32 clubs
  • 508 total teams
  • 122 female teams
  • 10,614 players including 2,527 girls
  • 437 umpires
  • 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


To Provide the best possible environment in which our youth can participate in football


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


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 admin@yarrajfl.org.au