Yarra Junior Football League was lucky enough to be hosting the Under 15 Metro Junior Championship Grand Finals at Bulleen Park on Saturday. With both our Under 15 Boys teams facing off against South Metro Junior Football League.
The first match was between Eastern Region Girls and the Northern Football League for the Under 15 Girls Division 1 title. With ERG (44) too strong for NFL (3).
Next up we had our very own YJFL in the Under 15 Boys Division 1B Grand Final . After a solid 4 quarter effort, YJFL came out on top defeating SMJFL 75 to 38. YJFL’s Griffin Schultz awarded the Best on Ground medal.
In the last game of the day it was once again YJFL v SMJFL in the Under 15 Boys Division 1A Grand Final. A tight game the whole way through but unfortunately SMJFL were just able to get the win by only 13 points.
It was a great effort by all YJFL teams. For a full match reports head to the story on our website.
U15 Boys Division 1B
Yarra Junior Football League 2.4, 5.6, 8.9. 11.9 (75)
South Metro Junior Football League 2.1, 2.4, 5.4, 5.8 (38)
U15 Boys Division 1A
Yarra Junior Football League 1.1, 4.4, 4.7, 4.8 (32)
South Metro Junior Football League 2.3, 4.4, 5.5, 6.9 (45)
Our Under 14 Division 1B are competing in their Grand Final this Saturday against SMJFL. The game will begin at 12pm at Eltham Central Park, Eltham. Go Yarra!
Following a social media storm after a very cute photo during round 9s tough conditions, Richmond Under 11 Girls Indi and Jaimie appeared on the AFL Footy Show last Wednesday Night. The girls did a great job talking about their love of football and the cold conditions they faced last weekend on the show. To view the segment head to our Facebook page or follow this link: https://www.9now.com.au/afl-footy-show/2018/episode-16
Here is a great story from Brunswick Junior Football Club during the week:
The Dragons Under 12 girls joined the BFC senior womens’ Renegades on Saturday at the Gillon Oval to spur on the Renegades and to pick up some tips and inspiration from our fabulous seniors women’s teams. The Under 12s were included in the huddles and even asked for their advice when it came to team strategy at half time. It was an absolute buzz for our players, both junior and senior.
As part of the MND round, The Renegades arranged an afternoon tea to follow the game to raise fund and awareness of MND. With the impetus being that the coaches would suffer the big freeze by going in the huge Dragons ice bucket if $500+ was raised, this target was exceeded and $1053.40 was raised.
This week saw many clubs have current AFL Players attend their clubs.
Beverley Hills welcomed Melbourne’s Christian Petracca & Collingwood’s Tom Phillips at their training to assist with their under 11/13 teams.
Parade St Damians hosted North Melbourne stars Jarrad Waite and Robbie Tarrant at their family night on Sunday night. The players presented the player of the month award and gave a little insight into their careers.
Glen Iris were lucky enough to have Melbourne Football Club superstar Jack Viney attend their training at Righetti.
At Sundays Under 18 Championship Match between Vic Country and Vic Metro, AFL Victoria launched its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). The teams guernseys featured an Indigenous design to coincide with the launch.
The RAP is part of AFL Victoria’s commitment to increasing awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, histories and achievements to clubs, leagues, schools, local government and community organisations across the state.
Former YJFL players James Blanck (Park Orchards), Joe Ayton-Delaney (Camberwell), Tom McKenzie (Fitzroy) Will Kelly (Glen Iris) & James Rowbottom (Camberwell) were all part of the Vic Metro team.
The Colts (1) game between Banyule & Surrey Park hosted at Bulleen Park on Sunday was filmed thanks to league partner Complete Sports Management. The game was streamed live on Facebook is available to replayed via the following link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1dfQnfJDBPPZgmEw658qI3YBJhmk2kg7U
Congratulations to former Ashburton Junior Tom Mitchell (Hawthorn) who played his 100th AFL match on the weekend against the Gold Coast Suns. Mitchell finished the day with 31 disposals in the Hawks 53-point win.
Just a reminder that there are no games the 1st & 8th of July due to school holidays. Games for Round 11 will start back on the 15th of July.