The Board


YJFL Board Members 2021

President: Jeff Hooper

Jeff is a Level 2 Coach and Past President of the Kew Rovers JFC, Jeff was Head coach of the YJFL Youth Girls Vic Metro Junior Championships teams for seven years and won an impressive four Premierships, he has also previously coached the Old Trinity Grammar FC Under 19’s. Jeff spent a number of years serving on the TGS School Council, he was the President of OTGA and is still a current committee member as well as Vice President of OTGAFC. Jeff has two adult children and is a self-confessed football tragic.


Vice President: Ishbel Moodie


Finance: Justin Scotti

Justin is a previous board member and secretary of the Glen Iris Gladiators, which followed a largely unsuccessful football playing career driven largely by his inability to find the footy with any regularity.  He was OK on the rare occasions he had it. Outside of football, Justin is an AICD and CPA member with extensive financial and general management experience. He is married with two boys, and a Collingwood tragic.


Football: Craig Lake


Craig has held numerous roles at Richmond Junior Football Club from Auskick coordinator to President, he is a Level 2 Accredited Coach having coached all age groups from Tackers through to Colts. During his time at RJFC the club introduced initiatives such as the  Girls Football Program, the development of a summer talent development program and the successful RJFC Coach support program, which offers a structured support and sharing environment

‘My involvement in football is aimed at helping as many as I can along their football journey, there are enough exit ramps & distractions in life, so let’s keep them in team sport as long as we can!’. Outside of football Craig is married with 4 children, his professional expertise centres around running Australian Financial Services Licenses.


Marketing: Sue Ellen Mackintosh

Sue Ellen is a former team manager and current trainer at the Ashburton Junior Football Club, where her son plays. She is a past player for De La Salle Old Collegians Amateur Football Club in the AFL Masters and AFL 9’s programs, and she has been the Vice President at DLSOCFC since 2019.  Sue Ellen brings extensive brand marketing experience to the YJFL Board and her passion for developing young women in sport & leadership roles.


Player & Participant Welfare: Maree de Bondt

Maree is a past Vice-President and past Girls Development Manager for the Fitzroy Junior Football Club.  In that time, Maree played a key role in the growth of Girls Football at the Club. Maree has 3 children who are currently involved in footy and umpiring within the YJFL.  Maree has a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion and to the well-being of young people, and will draw upon her skills in these areas whilst, leading the Board portfolio responsible for Player & Participant Welfare. Maree believes strongly in the benefits that football can bring to young people and the community.


Community Engagement: Andrew Davenport


Conduct: Paul Lane