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2018 AFL Draft

The Yarra Junior Football League is thrilled to have a number of the leagues former juniors selected in the 2018 National and Rookie Draft. It was also great to see a range of players from different junior football experiences. A

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Summer Development Program

From September to November YJFL ran the Summer Development Program, which is a six week program held on weeknights at Bulleen Park. This year we had four programs including the  Under 10s, Under 11/12s, Under 13s and Girls of all

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YJFL Newest Life Members

On Wednesday the 21st of November the Yarra Junior Football League held their Annual General Meeting. The league was very excited to have this opportunity to  appoint two very worthy recipients as Life Members. Congratulations to Geoff Deveson & Joe

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Female Umpire Come & Try Night

On Tuesday the 20th of November, YJFL hosted for the first time a Female Umpire Come & Try Night. This event aimed to give the participants an introduction to umpiring across all disciplines (field, boundary and goal) and encourage females

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AFLW Draft

Yarra Junior Football League are very proud to have had four former junior players picked up in the AFLW Draft on Tuesday. Two of these players been selected in the first round. Pick number 10, Eleanor Brown was selected by

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Come and Try Night – Female Umpires

In 2018 only 13% of registered YJFL umpires were female. There is now scope to generate further interest from females to become umpires, given that over 23% of YJFL players are female. The Yarra Junior Football League is hosting a

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2018 Season

Thanks to all the clubs for their fantastic effort during the season! What a big year it has been for the Yarra Junior Football League! Here is just a quick snapshot of the season:   What a great effort by

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YJFL’s own Brownlow Medal Winner

Congratulations to Tom Mitchell from the Hawthorn Football Club on a well deserved Brownlow Medal. Mitchell who has had a stand out season claimed the AFL’s best and fairest polling 28 votes. Mitchell began playing football at the Ashburton Football

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Under 12 Intraleague

The Under 12 Future Development Program was designed to give players a taste to the training expectations,  performance preparation  and coaching for a YJFL representative team. It was also a great opportunity to make new friends from across the league. Clubs

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Team of Year Match Summaries

On Wednesday the 12th of September, YJFL hosted two exhibition games featuring the 2018 teams of the year. We were very fortunate enough to have the Oakleigh Chargers send two very talented squads so that the teams were able to

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