2018 Junior Fixture – U10’s & U12’s
The AFL Yarra Ranges Junior Fixture for the U10’s & U12’s has been released.
These two age groups are the only two which have every club represented in 2018.
The U9’s, U11’s, U14’s & U16’s teams will play a similar fixture with variances being made when necessary as not all clubs will have teams in those age groups.
We currently have indications from 10 clubs (Including Yarra Junction) that they will have U9’s teams with one club a maybe and another possibly have 2 U9 teams.
There are currently 6 clubs with teams in the U11’s competition and 12 teams in the U16’s for 2018.
The U13 & U14 age groups will be combined and split into two graded divisions for 2018. Currently we have 16 teams across those age groups.
Once we have received final team entry’s from clubs in Feb 2018 we will start work on the other grades. So if you haven’t already registered your child with your club for 2018 please contact them now to do so.
Indications from clubs on Girls team entries for 2018 have jumped enormously from 18 teams in 2017 to possibly 36 in 2018. Our clubs are to be commended on the effort they are putting into the female teams and they with their communities will see the rewards for these efforts over the coming years.
All these extra teams does mean extra games to be played at already stretched venues. The Yarra Ranges council is working hard to enhance our clubs facilities to facilitate this change but it will take some time.
To assist in freeing up some time slots on Sunday’s to fit all these games in, there will be some Friday Night & Saturday morning games scheduled for the older boys age groups (mostly U16’s) in 2018. These won’t be every week, however each club is likely to be scheduled for at least one of these games each.