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AFL Vic Metro Junior Development Series Day One Review

Harvey De Bono (Kew Rover) celebrates a goal in the Under 15 Boys Division Two game against Northern Football and Netball League. Photo by Jordan Oliva.

The 2023 AFL Vic Metro Junior Development Series kicked off last Wednesday 31 May featuring the best under 14 and 15 boys and girls talent from community football leagues across metropolitan Melbourne.


All eight Yarra Magpies teams played on Wednesday evening with the Under 15 Boys and Girls playing home games against Northern Football and Netball League at Ford Park and Binnak Park, respectively.

The U14 Boys played away against Northern at Eltham Central Park, whilst the U14 Girls began their campaign with away games against the Eastern Football and Netball League and the South Metro Junior Football League.

The series continues this King’s Birthday long weekend with games to be played on Saturday, June 10 and Monday, June 12. Parents and supporters are encourage to come along to the games across the long weekend on tune in to our home games which will be livestreamed via our website and Facebook.

Day One Scores:

U15 Boys Division One – Ford Park

YJFL 8.8 52 def. NFNL 5.2 32

Best Players: Toby Callaghan, Max Downes, Charlie Robbins, Harry van Hattum, Thomas Reid, Willem Verwoert Goals: 2 Tyler Hamilton, Matteo Cafiso, Jack Poustie, Max Downes, Rylee Ratkovic, Charlie Robbins, Willem Verwoert

Photos by Jordan Oliva

U15 Boys Division Two – Ford Park

YJFL 11.13 79 def. NFNL 1.4 10

Best Players: Lucas Car, Brook Horsford, Private player, Orlando Tsoukas, Archie McManamny, Justin Wall Goals: 2 Nikolaus Lykourinos, Max Malone, Ben Pearce, Justin Wall, William Hynes, Harvey De Bono, Archie McManamny, Brook Horsford, Flynn Woolhouse

Photos by Jordan Oliva

U15 Girls Division One – Binnak Park

YJFL 3.2 20 def by. NFNL 5.5 35

Best Players: Jasmine Knowles, Rosie Wilson, Leni Lockyer, Isabelle Godfrey, Zara Veal, Emily Rankin Goals: 2 Mia Bosna, Eden Ferguson

Photos by Riley Lockett

U15 Girls Division Two – Binnak Park

YJFL 11.19 79 def. NFNL 0.0 0

Best Players: Molly Phillips, Violet Muleta, Jemima Perry, Eve Kleynjan, Victoria McKenzie, Isabel Stoney Goals: 5 Jemima Perry, Violet Muleta, Livia Saraceno, Isabel Stoney, Isla Maclatchy, Katie Hersom, Zara Littlepage

Photos by Riley Lockett

U14 Boys Division One – Eltham Central Park

YJFL 5.8 38 def. NFNL 4.5 29

Best Players: Oliver Bond, Daniel Bullock, Tanner Wilson, Jake Tucker, Jack Condello, Koby McDonald Goals: 2 Max Pavey, Oliver Flanagan, Andrew Forrest, Matthew Fairchild

U14 Boys Division Two – Eltham Central Park

YJFL 5.2 32 def by. NFNL 7.6 48

Best Players: Jaidyn Mcneil, Micah McGown, Fletcher Young, Joshua Prest, Henry Young, Jack Calthorpe Goals: 3 Joshua Prest, Henry Young, Micah McGown

U14 Girls Yarra – Monk Oval

YJFL 3.8 26 def. EDFL 1.0 10

Best Players: Summa Smith, Lily Parker, Lara Acfield, Lucy Edwards, Rose Corker, Chloe Carnell Goals: Summa Smith, Sophia Davey, Taya Davies

U14 Girls Magpies – Le Page Oval

YJFL 5.11 41 def by. SMJFL 8.15 63

Best Players: Tilda Sinclair, Ruby Douglas, Evie Scott, Gypsy Buckland, Lacey Ingram, Isabella Teoh Goals: 2 Gypsy Buckland, Isabella Teoh, Matilda Chalker, Amber Smith

The Yarra Magpies Program is proud to have the support of our partners Collar Group, Hire Depot and Hairhouse.

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