Posted in Featured News , Front Page News , Interleague - South Metro Stars

by Brendan Ellwood

It’s fast approaching that time of year again – the South Metro Stars Interleague matches are almost upon us. Throughout June, the best prospects across the SMJFL will be competing against other metro leagues in the AFL Victoria Metro Junior Championsips. In 2015, our Under 14 Division 1 squad made the Grand Final against Yarra Junior Football League, and this year our representative teams will be hungry for further success.

The best talent from the Under 14’s and Under 15’s, including our Under 15 Girls, will face representative sides from the EFL, YJFL and WRFL in the AFL Victoria Metro Junior Championships, a series of three games in the hopes of securing a grand final berth. The Under 13’s will play a round-robin style carnival, this year hosted by SMJFL, at Centenary Park on June 12. SMJFL will host SEJs, YJFL, and EFL.

The Interleague competition is proven to be a platform that can lead to greater things for young talent. In last year’s AFL Draft, Fremantle used pick 38 to select Harley Balic, a product of the SMJFL and a former Interleague representatives. Who knows how many future AFL players may be wearing a Stars guernsey next month?!

AFL Victoria Metro Junior Championship games begin on Wednesday June 1, as the all U14 & U15 South Metro Stars take on the Eastern Football League teams. Later in the month over Queens Birthday Weekend, the Stars will face YJFL before the U14 & U15 boys’ squads will tackle the Western Region side in the final round. U13 teams will play all games on the Sunday. Matches are held across a mix of venues, so check out the full fixture below and come down to your local oval to show support the South Metro Stars!

Full fixtures below:

Match Date Venue Opposition Time
Under 15 Boys Division 1
Game 1 Wed June 1 Moorleigh Reserve EFL 8.15pm
Game 2 Sat June 11 Bulleen Park YJFL 2.00pm
Game 3 Mon June 13 Trevor Barker Oval WRFL 2.00pm
Grand Final Sat June 25 TBA   2.15pm
Under 15 Boys Division 2
Game 1 Wed June 1 Moorleigh Reserve EFL 6.15pm
Game 2 Sat June 11 Bulleen Park YJFL 12.00pm
Game 3 Mon June 13 Trevor Barker Oval WRFL 12.00pm
Grand Final Sat June 25 TBA   12.00pm
Under 15 Girls
Game 1 Wed June 1 Walter Galt Reserve EFL 6.30pm
Game 2 Sat June 11 Koonung Park, Bulleen YJFL 10.30am
Game 3 Mon June 13 Trevor Barker Oval YJFL (2) 9.50am
Under 14 Boys Division 1
Game 1 Wed June 1 Bayswater Oval EFL 8.15pm
Game 2 Sat June 11 Toorak Park YJFL 2.00pm
Game 3 Mon June 13 Galvin Park 1, Werribee WRFL 2.00pm
Grand Final Sat July 2 TBA   2.15pm
Under 14 Boys Division 2
Game 1 Wed June 1 Bayswater Oval EFL 6.15pm
Game 2 Sat June 11 Toorak Park YJFL 12.00pm
Game 3 Mon June 13 Galvin Park 1, Werribee WRFL 12.00pm
Grand Final Sat July 2 TBA   12.00pm
Under 13 Division 1
Game 1 Sun June 12 Centenary Park EFL 10.20am
Game 2 Sun June 12 Centenary Park YJFL 1.50pm
Under 13 Division 2
Game 1 Sun June 12 Centenary Park YJFL 11.45am
Game 2 Sun June 12 Centenary Park SEJ 1.30pm

 

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