YJFL Board Members 2019
President: Jeff Hooper
Vice President / Finance: Ishbel Moodie
Conduct: Lesley Langley
Club Liaison: Alan Vickery
Football: Leeann Gill
Grounds: Justin Scotti
Club Liaison: Craig Lake
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 7 years and won an impressive 4 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. Jeff has 2 adult children and is a self-confessed football tragic.
Lesley came to the Board after a two-year stint as President of Preston Bullants Junior Football Club where she is a life member and many years’ experience prior in numerous volunteer roles. Lesley has been a YJFL Board member for the past seven years, conduct director for six years and was made a life member in 2017.
She has a background in science (Bachelor of Applied Science), having worked at Baker Medical Research Institute (now Baker IDI) as a research assistant in the Cardiac Surgery Unit and was involved in the early research into heart preservation prior to transplantation at The Alfred Hospital. She is currently self-employed as a medical transcriptionist and editor.
She is married and a proud mother of two adult children. In her downtime Lesley loves to stay physically active to offset her love of food and eating out.
Her proudest moment football-wise was kicking a goal on the MCG wearing Ugg boots during her years as a member of the Collingwood Cheer Squad back in the 70s and 80s. Her experience in the cheer squad has also stood her in good stead to deal with the numerous challenging conduct issues she has faced in her time as conduct director for the league.
Alan came to the League from Surrey Park JFC after a long stint on the committee and 3 years as President. Conscious of the need for the League to get out to the clubs, Alan pioneered a role of match day visits to the club venues, extending support for the clubs in their organisation structure and their administration.
When not at the YJFL, Alan has his hands full managing his own business. A father of 2 (now adults) Alan puts his early-onset grey hair down to staunchly following the Tigers for so many disappointing years, but he’s certainly got a spring in his step these days.
Leeann is a Level 2 coach who has been coaching both male and females of various ages including senior men and women for over 20 years at school, club, rep, state and national. During this time Leeann coached male football teams for 11 years before coaching her first female team, the inaugural under 18 Vic youth girls’ team. She is currently the State School Girls, Caulfield Grammar girls’ coach and Blackburn Women’s senior team coach. As well as holding coaching positions Leeann has also had the roles of coach manager, mentor and football program manager at Rowville FC.
Leeann is married with 2 adult sons who are also football coaches, she has degrees in Science, Health Science and Education.
Her two great loves (outside of family), are working with young people and football, being a coach and now involved in football on a broader level gives her with the dream involvement for her great passion.
Craig joins the YJFL Board as Club Liaison Director following a long involvement with Richmond Junior Football Club. 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.