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Yarra Returns for Sunday’s Round 9

The Yarra Junior Football League returns to play for this upcoming Sunday with Government restrictions easing allowing community sport to commence. We are pleased to welcome back football in the YJFL after a three week pause. But must still follow

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COVID Update – 27 May

As you are no doubt aware, after todays announcement by the Acting Premier, this weeks Round 7 games will not proceed as planned. We do not know if the games will be rescheduled – we will need to discuss further

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Grundy, Vlaustin Wave the White Flags

Grundy Vlaustin at game

Normally AFL stars Nick Vlastuin and Brodie Grundy can be seen on the MCG and other league grounds playing key roles for their teams, but in Round 3 they played different but still extremely important roles… as goal umpires in

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Round 2 Highlights

Mark of the Week   This week’s Community Bank Doncaster East and Templestowe Village Mark of the Week in the Yarra Junior Football League is a beauty! Coming in the Ivanhoe Junior Football Club vs Warrandyte Junior Football Club, how

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Fin to Begin for the Pies

Recent draftee Finlay Macrae has been chosen to make his debut on Friday night for the Collingwood Football Club. Fin was selected at pick 19 in the 2020 National Draft and played for Kew Rovers in the YJFL. He played 117

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YJFL Head Injury Management Hits the Media

The Yarra Junior Football League was on media street Tuesday as news of the YJFL Head Injury Management protocols were released, which included the introduction of the ‘EyeGuide’ test to be introduced in 2021. All media content is at the

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Will Phillips hops into Round 3 as he makes his Roos debut

Will Phillips will be making his debut for North Melbourne in the Good Friday clash against the Western Bulldogs. Beverley Hills was Will’s junior club where he played well over 100 games including a few Grand Final victories. He participated

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Record number of kids lacing up for footy post-lockdown

The Yarra Junior Football League was featured in Sunday’s Herald Sun (21/3/21), the following article is by Peter Rolfe:   Footy-starved kids are set to return to the field in record numbers as junior players reboot grassroots seasons for the

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‘Footy is Back’ as the YJFL Launches into 2021

The 2021 YJFL season is officially off and running after Tuesday night’s season launch. The 2021 Season Launch was a roaring success as club representatives could mix with each other as well as meet their local councillors and YJFL staff

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Life Member Inductee – Neil Bowman

At Tuesday night’s 2021 Season Launch, the YJFL inducted two new members to Life Members status. Congratulations to new Life Member, Neil Bowman. Below is the speech read by YJFL President Jeff Hooper, who inducted Neil. Neil Bowman is nominated

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