With 19 junior teams including two merged teams (U16 Girls with Spotswood, U18.5 Girls merged with Flemington) 2022 has seen a welcome return to football for all junior families at the club. The first WRFL junior finals since COVID saw 8 YSE teams experiencing finals football, and today 3 of them played in grand finals.
The U14 Girls started the day by capping off an impressive unbeaten year holding Spotswood to a single goal in a hard fought match. Ruby Jones kicked all three of Yarraville’s goals in a best on ground appearance capping off a dominant year that has also seen her play in an undefeated WRFL’s U15 Girls Interleague team.
It was a tough day for our U16 division 1 side who after trailing by less than a kick at the main break went down to Williamstown 42 – 53.
Yarraville’s U18.5 girls played in a merged team with Flemington this year. Like Yarraville, Flemington were struggling for numbers, but have put a huge amount of work into making the team a reality. Struggling to field full teams all year, and pulling up girls from U16, the Flemington/Yarraville team finished third on the ladder in home and away season. But come finals they did the job when it mattered and finished with another premiership defeating Williamstown in a convincing 65-24 win. Sierra Grieves dominated the game in a best on ground performance, showing that despite being eligible to play U16s, she’s can match, and beat, the best in U18.5s as well. A huge thanks to the whole Flemington club including Matt, Justin, Elise, and Leanne, who have enabled our Yarraville girls to continue football and win another premiership.
The club thanks all volunteers and parents involved in putting on junior footy, and invites everyone to Junior Presentation Day on Sunday 28th August at Yarraville Oval. More details on the club’s Facebook page.