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The Yarra Junior Football League run several talent programs on the calendar every year, covering Under 12s through to the Colts and Youth Girls.

 

YJFL Talent Programs

Age Group Program Dates
Under 12 Futures Program August/September
Under 13 Yarra Magpies April/May/June
Under 14 Yarra Magpies April/May/June
Under 15 Yarra Magpies April/May/June
Under 16 Shepparton June/July
Colts & Youth Girls Team of the Year September

 

As players reach the older age groups, some will be selected to participate in NGA programs run by AFL Clubs (Under 15) and the NAB League (Under 16 & Under 18).  Players with multicultural or indigenous backgrounds may be selected to participate in NGA program at a younger age.

The geographical location of our league sees players dispersed into four NGA talent zones and four NAB League zones.  The majority of YJFL clubs are based within the Oakleigh Chargers/Collingwood NGA region, and the Northern Knights/Carlton NGA region.

 

Check out here for a map with the locations of our clubs, the NAB League and NGA boundaries.

 

Players can check which NGA region they live in by searching their residential address at the link below:
https://www.afl.com.au/discover/competitions/next-generation-and-club-academy-programs