Board Members

YJFL Board Members 2022

board members standing next to each other

Pictured L-R: Paul Lane, Sue Ellen Mackintosh, Ishbel Moodie, Craig Lake, Suki Styant-Browne, Maree de Bondt (Absent: Andrew Davenport, Patrick Clifton)

 


President: Ishbel Moodie

It is the first time in the history of the YJFL that we have had a female President, and given the number of girls playing AFL football, this is significant moment for the League. Ishbel is Director of Client Relationships at Thomson Reuters Legal Australia, and is a former junior coach at Fitzroy JFC, where she still has children playing football.
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Vice President & Football Director: 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.

 


Conduct Director & Treasurer: Paul Lane

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.

 


Marketing Director: 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.

 


Community Engagement Director: Andrew Davenport

Andrew is a passionate and innovative Executive Leader focused on managing Business Shared Services across strategic business units to deliver back-office functions efficiently to meet strategic and commercial initiatives. He has been an active member in the City of Whitehorse for over 14 years and enjoys being a member of Hawthorn Football Club, Freemasons Victoria, (social) member of Bennettswood Bowling Club, Box Hill Lions and also an honorary member of the Mont Albert Surrey Hills Rotary Club.

 

Director: Suki Styant-Browne

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.

 

Director: Patrick Clifton

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.
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