Under 13 Mixed

Under 13 Interleague Player Release: April 11th 

Thank you for your participation in the 2017 SMFL Interleague program. This is our second release, the final teams will be selected on the 3rd May.

Please note that there will still be changes to the squad, and being selected to continue training at this point is not a guarantee of selection in one of the final teams. As explained in the information sessions earlier this year our coaches will be bringing players into the squad based on observations of current club form in practice match and early season matches.

If you are released and your name does not appear amongst the list we retain, we ask you to reflect on the opportunity you have had to train with some of the best players in the league, led by some highly skilled coaches, improving your football and fitness. We also hope you have made a few new friends.

Please continue to work hard as there is a chance you could be called back after the footy season begins. Should that not be the case for you, remain dedicated to your skill development as boys develop at different rates and next year may be your chance.

We wish you well for the season ahead.

Click here for players continuing in U13 squad after 11th April 

For those listed and continuing in the 2017 SMJFL interleague programs,  continue to display the dedication and interleague values of (CARE) Commitment, Attitude, Respect and Effort  you have shown to date.



5.30 – 6.30pm at Moorleigh Reserve, 90-92 Bignell Rd, East Bentleigh

Footy boots are now able to be worn at Moorleigh – and remember your mouthguard!

From the coach this week:

To assist planning and preparation for the U13 Interleague Squad please CLICK HERE for a PDF to download and stick on the fridge, detailing key dates and activities. Please note, players in the final squad will be required to attend their local Auskick Centre as an ambassador for the SMJFL and the Interleague Program. (further information at training)


AFL Vic are running a Level 1 coaching course for coaches at Walter Galt Reserve Pavilion (Cnr Victoria & Davey Streets, Parkdale). We are looking for 12 boys from our squad to participate from 10.15 – 12.30 in live demonstrations to coaches. David Sheridan be running this session.   The offer will also be made to 12  Girls from our Girls program too, who will be part of the training drill demonstrations together as a group of 24. Lunch will be provided directly afterward, then you will be free to go. If you would like to be part of this group please contact Sherro by emailing  coaching@smjfl.com.au. First 12 to respond will be invited.



All players MUST now be registered with their CLUB. It is a condition of Interleague participation that all players are registered with the club they played at the previous season. Any unregistered players will be released from the program.

Please note: although we do have a medic in attendance at every session who is happy to strap ankles, knees, wrists etc. players are requested to bring their own strapping tape – the tape we provide in kits is for injuries sustained at training only.

Please make sure you download and read the following document…. BUILDING A TEAM

2017 Interleague Information Session:

Thank you to everyone who attended our information night on Monday 6th February. If you missed the night, or want to see some of the information again, please click the following link which will allow you to view the presentation again.

2017 Interleague Player Information Night UNDER 13


Photo Request

Please have someone take a photo of you in your club jumper against a plain background holding your name/club/jumper no. sheet (scroll down for downloadable template) and send it to us at footballoperations@smjfl.com.au if you didn’t get one done in the first couple of weeks

In order for our coaches to identify the players more quickly we intend taking head and shoulder “mug-shots” of each player. To simplify identification it would be appreciated if you could download, edit and print the following document on an A4 sheet of paper. This should be brought to the first training session you attend, we’ll take the photo of player holding the sheet of paper to identify them. If you have printer or computer issues, please CLEARLY and in large print write the information (given name, surname, club, jumper number, age group, height and weight) on a clean sheet of paper and bring that.

If you have any problems with your child’s photo being taken please discuss with us on the night.

Interleague Photo Information Template << click this link to download editable word file


Payment of $40 training fee:

If you haven’t yet paid the fee, please click this link PAYPAL or CREDIT CARD payment which will take you to our payments page.


We use MailChimp for sending out team emails. The email address we use is the one you provided on the registration form. Please DO NOT unsubscribe from these mail outs, as we cannot add you back on the list. If you want a second email address added, or are not currently receiving any emails please contact Amanda Beet on footballoperations@smjfl.com.au or 0421 170 756.

Save the date (Under 13 Interleague Carnival day):

The Under 13 Interleague Carnival will be held on SUNDAY 11th JUNE at a venue T.B.C. Please put this date in your diary. All players selected in the final 48 are expected to be available on this date.

2017 Interleague Eligibility:

Please note that any player who changes clubs before the season will not be eligible to be part of the Interleague squad. This is a new initiative designed to stop good players leaving the club that has supported them in order to find “better” football. We truly believe such players can learn leadership and help their club team improve by remaining at that club, whilst being able to participate in the Interleague program to satisfy their thirst for higher skilled football training and games.

The 2017 Interleague Eligibility rules may be viewed via the following link:

2017 Interleague Program Eligibility Rules

If you believe you qualify for an exemption from these rules please complete the following form:

Interleague Eligibility Exemption Request



Please note that Stephen Zayler has been appointed as the interleague coordinator for the Under 13 interleague program. Stephen will be the first point of contact for all player & parent enquiries. Stephen’s contact details are listed below:

Stephen Zayler

SMJFL Interleague Coordinator

0439 394 463



South Metro Stars Team  Song 

Oh when the Stars,

Go marching in,

Oh when the Stars go marching in,

Oh how I want to be with South Metro,

When the Stars go marching in.

Oh when the Stars (oh when the Stars),

Go marching in (go marching in),

Oh when the Stars go marching in,

Oh how I want to be with South Metro,

When the Stars go marching in.


2017 Interleague Program Eligibility Rules