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Yarra Junior Football League announces major partnership with Swinburne University of Technology

The Yarra Junior Football League (YJFL) is pleased to announce a new major partnership agreement with Swinburne University of Technology.

Swinburne is a world-ranked university and has a reputation for excellence in teaching and research across a wide range of disciplines with a focus on strong industry engagement, social inclusion, a desire to innovate and, above all, a determination to create positive change.

As a major partner of the league, Swinburne will support the YJFL with research into key areas such as participation, as well as providing access to their facilities for league events and functions including the league Presentation Night.

Additionally, Swinburne will become the official sponsor of the new YJFL Podcast which will launch in the coming weeks. The podcast will cover a range of league topics from news and information to feature stories on players, umpires, coaches, and volunteers.

The YJFL will support Swinburne by providing placement and internships opportunities for students, collaborating on research initiatives, and promoting the university to the YJFL community.

"Swinburne University of Technology is very excited to partner with the Yarra Junior Football League," said Professor James Ogloff, Dean, School of Health Sciences.

"Swinburne and the Yarra Junior Football League have shared values and the partnership is a perfect fit for us."

"We look forward to working with the YJFL to offer a diverse range of courses, co-designing research projects and professional development opportunities for their community of coaches, parents and players.”

YJFL CEO, Aaron Bailey, commented on the exciting opportunities the partnership would provide for all league participants.

"We are thrilled to have Swinburne University of Technology join as a major partner of the Yarra Junior Football League."

"Swinburne is located right in the heart of our YJFL region and their support will help us to continue to grow and develop as a league, while also providing exciting opportunities for our players, coaches, umpires, and volunteers."

“The YJFL is proud to partner with Swinburne and we are excited by what this partnership can bring to our league in 2023.”

About Swinburne University of Technology:

Swinburne University of Technology is defined and inspired by technology and innovation, and renowned for our strong industry and community engagement.

With a vision to bring people and technology together to build a better world, our people are driven by a shared purpose: to create tomorrow’s technology and the human capital and talent required for a digital, tech-rich future.

Swinburne is a different university – one that is truly of technology, of innovation and of entrepreneurship. We give students real-world experience to succeed, and empower our researchers to collaborate with industry, community and government to co-create the technology solutions our world needs.

For more information about Swinburne University of Technology, please visit

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