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Rob Gould
President
Rob brings a wealth of experience to the role, having served as a coach and administrator in the league for many years at Hawthorn Citz. He has significant experience in the finance industry as a CPA and Financial adviser and is currently the Director of Financial Planning at McLean Delmo Bentleys. Rob is an avid Richmond supporter and loves spending time with his wife and four children and their families. He is dedicated to growing the sport and ensuring all players in the YJFL have a positive experience.

Rob Gould

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Sue Ellen Mackintosh
Vice President/Marketing Director
Sue Ellen is a former team manager and trainer at the Ashburton Junior Football Club, where her son plays. She is a past player for De La Salle Amateur Football Club (DLSAFC) in the AFL Masters and AFL 9’s programs and was the Vice President at the DLSAFC between 2019-2022. Sue Ellen brings extensive business and brand marketing experience to the YJFL Board along with her passion for developing young women in sport & leadership roles.

Sue Ellen Mackintosh

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Paul Lane
Conduct Director & Treasurer
Paul is a former President and committee member of the Kew Rovers Football Club and has coached the Youth Girls Representative side for the YJFL. Paul has a long history with the League after his son played in the mid 2000’s.

Paul Lane

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Sean Lefoe
Director
Sean was State manager of the public listed Devine Homes and then a founding director of a national construction company that was recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in Australia. Sean spent 4 years as Chair of St Dominics primary school, 7 years as St Dominics Parish Finance chair, 7 years as Football Director of Camberwell Sharks. Sean has coached senior and junior football and basketball for over 25 seasons. Sean is currently on the board of St Kevins College, Chair of the St Kevins Property Committee, and is on the St Kevins Old Boys Football Club Football committee.

Sean Lefoe

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Suki Styant-Browne
Director
Suki was elected to the YJFL in November 2021, after a 3 year stint as President of Preston Bullants Junior Football Club. While at Preston Suki was an integral part of initiating a female football program, she introduced a round to recognise First Nations People and in Season 2021 grew membership to the highest they’ve ever been. Professionally, Suki is a Studio Manager at Law Architects.

Suki Styant-Browne

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Patrick Clifton
Director
Patrick is currently Associate Vice President of Player Health & Performance at the NBA in the USA, where he plays a key role in the creation and implementation of COVID protocols for the league. Arriving at the AFL in 2012 as a football research and projects analyst, Patrick spent 9 years there and completed his time at the AFL in 2021 as the Head of Health, Safety & Laws, a similar role as to what he currently holds at the NBA. While at the AFL Patrick oversaw medical programs, policies and research, the Laws of the Game, Match Review and Tribunal system, along with football technology, research and innovations.

Patrick Clifton

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Vaughan Cleary
Director
Vaughan has had a long association with football having played junior football with Macleod before playing in the VFL, VFA and Amateurs. He has coached for over 30 years at multiple levels and has been coach of the First XVIII at Marcellin for more than 20 seasons. He has experience working at two AFL clubs (Richmond and North Melbourne) and most recently has coached at Banyule, Ivanhoe and for the YJFL rep teams. His own boys will be playing under 16’s and colts in 2023 in the YJFL. Professionally Vaughan is the Senior Deputy Principal at Assumption College Kilmore and has championed the growth of girls football at the college. Vaughan is currently completing a doctorate studying adolescent motivation and engagement.

Vaughan Cleary

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