Under 17 Colts

Under 17 Colts Representative Program update:

Well done and congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2016 Colts program.

The team photo taken on match day has now been made available for you to download in hi-res. Thank you to Julian Inglese from Photogenix for preparing the photo for us.


We have also prepared a survey which we’d appreciate you taking a couple of minutes to complete in order to help us prepare the program for 2017.


2016 U17 Colts Team Photo - lower res


Congratulations to all attendees of our 2016 Under 17 Colts Representative program. We hope you have enjoyed uniting as a group in preparation for the contest against the Yarra JFL Representative team this Sunday, 4th September.

Your commitment at training has won you all selection in the representative team.

We look forward to presenting you with your league representative jumper and apparel this Thursday at training.

Please feel free to invite those close to you to attend on Thursday night to witness the moment you are presented with your jumper at Moorleigh before training. The shorts, hoodie and socks will be yours to keep as a memento of the program, the jumper may be purchased for $50 if you wish to keep it.


SMJFL Under 17 Colts match against Yarra JFL
interleague_southern_juniors_2015_b-2_03-jpgDate: Sunday 4th September
Times: 2.00pm
Place: Moorleigh Reserve, Bignell Road, East Bentleigh

Thank you to the players and parents who attended our information session on the 25th July at the Bentleigh Club – we hope you are all looking forward to the program. If you missed the presentation, or would like to look at the information again CLICK HERE to view what was shown on the night.



Date Time Venue
Training Thursday 4th August 5.50-7.15pm Moorleigh Reserve *
Training Thursday 11th August 5.50-7.15pm Moorleigh Reserve
Training Thursday 18th August 5.50-7.15pm Moorleigh Reserve
Training Thursday 25th August 5.50-7.15pm Moorleigh Reserve
Training Thursday 1st September 5.30-7.15pm Moorleigh Reserve
GAME Sunday 4th September 2.00pm Moorleigh Reserve

* see bottom of this page for address/map of Moorleigh Reserve


For those boys selected in the final team we would ask that on match day you turn up to the game dressed in a pair of dark grey pants (not jeans) and black shoes with your SMJFL hoodie. Most of the boys will already have these as most schools have appropriate pants/shoes, and this will mean the team will turn up to the ground looking like a TEAM.


The game will be umpired by the AFL Victoria Golden Whistle recipient from each league.


Dan Marshall (Head Coach), Darin Edwards (Senior Asst Coach) and Leonie Kroehnert (Development Coach)

David Sheridan (SMJFL Interleague Coaching Director) – 0439 110 146

Details of our wonderful coaching staff’s qualifications and acheivements are in the presentation accessed by the link above. Please ensure you offer our coaches the utmost respect at all times, and strive to always be a representative of whom your club and the league can be proud of.


Our Team Manager David Zivin will be your first point of contact for most “team” related issues, ring or email David if you are going to be late to training, or have another issue you need clarified. Mobile: 0407 529 682  email: zivins@hotmail.com

Please bear in mind that David is a VOLUNTEER and respect the time and effort he is putting into the program, by not bombarding him with irrelevant enquiries. If a listed time for training is T.B.C. on this website, he won’t know any more than that!

Finally – make sure you know the words to the team song!

To the tune of ♪♫ When the Saints Go Marching In ♫♪

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.


The SMJFL has recently asked clubs to nominate players for a representative team to play against Yarra JFL later this year. Training times and other details will be communicated via this page as they become available. An Under 12 Intraleague match will be played as a curtain-raiser to the Under 17s game, making it a great day for everyone to come on down and enjoy some good footy.

Please note this is a truly REPRESENTATIVE team, and every club who nominates players will have a minimum of one of them selected in the final team. However, once this minimum requirement is met, we will then pick the best players remaining to round out the team, with no further requirements of even representation of clubs. We may also look outside of the nominated players if we have a requirement for a position which is not met with the nominated group.

Map of Moorleigh Reserve.

If using a GPS device seach for “Moorabbin Cricket Club” which will locate the oval. Moorleigh is located on Bignell Road, East Bentleigh, just up the road from Centenary Park (St Peters FC) which many of you will know. It is also the venue for our umpire training sessions. You won’t see the oval from the road – it’s at the end of a long driveway next to the East Bentleigh Primary School as shown below.