Junior footy back up and running for season 2023

Listening in: Police Boys take some advice during the half time break against South Side. Photograph: Tom Hayes





JUNIOR football is in full swing now across Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley, with the start of the Central Gippsland Junior Football League season, and the resumption of the Traralgon District Junior Football League.


CGJFL Under 14.5s

Tarwin made light work of MDU, scoring nine goals to none.

Despite a goalless first term for both sides, Tarwin bolted in the second, scoring five goals to lead by 33 points at half time.

They continued to grow their lead, leading by 60 points at the final siren, 9.8 (62) to 0.2 (2).

Jake Andronaco starred with five goals for the Sharks.

Moe were too good for Hill End.

After leading by five points at the first break, Hill End considerably dropped off as the Lions resurged.

Moe scored eight goals to two in the final three quarters to run away as 29-point winners, 8.6 (54) to 3.7 (25).

Newborough asserted their dominance with a monster 56-point win over Mirboo North.

Newborough managed to keep the Tigers scoreless in two quarters, as they continued to pile on the scoreboard.

A five-goal final term allowed the Bulldogs to comfortably win, 10.13 (73) to 2.5 (17).

Morwell Eagles had the bye.


CGJFL Under 12s

Moe Lions kept Hill End scoreless for the first three quarters, winning by 26 points, 5.8 (38) to 2.0 (12).

Tarwin were far too good for Yallourn North, keeping them scoreless, defeating them by 76-points, 11.10 (76) to 0.0 (0).

Corner Inlet Stingrays won a close one on the road against MDU, their first quarter good enough to see the game out by 10 points, 4.7 (31) to 3.3 (21).

Eagles Navy scored a two goal win over Eagles Royal, after a 16-point deficit at half time, Navy scored six goals to one in the second half to walk away as winners, 8.4 (52) to 6.4 (40).

Newborough got the better of Mirboo North again in convincing fashion, winning by 41 points, 7.10 (52) to 1.5 (11).


CGJFL Under 10s

Moe Lions defeated Hill End by eight points, 3.2 (20) to 2.0 (20); Tarwin Sharks defeated Yallourn North by 21 points, 3.3 (21) to 0.0 (0); MDU defeated Corner Inlet Stingrays by 26 points, 6.2 (38) to 2.0 (12); Eagles Royal defeated Eagles Navy by 17 points, 4.6 (30) to 2.1 (13); Newborough Bulldogs defeated Mirboo North Tigers by two points, 1.2 (8) to 1.0 (6).


TDJFL Under 15s

South Side were too good for West End, as they held onto a strong buffer.

South Side continually put West End to the sword, kicking five goals to one in the second half to win convincingly by 39 points, 10.9 (69) to 4.6 (30).

Jaxon Murdoch and Rivah Conway starred, with four and three goals respectively.

TEDAS hammered Pax Hill by 137 points.

TEDAS were up by 75 points at the first break, before scoring was stopped at the end of the half, as TEDAS held a 137-point advantage, 20.17 (137) to 0.0 (0).

Levi Macumber scored six goals, while Hudson Anderson kicked four, the two contributing for half of the Tigers’ goals.

Yinnar won their first game since joining the league, defeating Police Boys by 25 points.

Although the first half was fairly even, Yinnar managed to create their buffer in the second term, as goals consistently arose for both teams in the second half.

The Magpies recorded a 25-point win, 12.8 (80) to 8.7 (55).

Combined Saints had the bye.


TDJFL Under 13s

Churchill defeated Combined Saints, which turned out to be the closest game, as every other fixture in U13s was mercy ruled.

The Cougars piled on the goals, but not too many, as Combined Saints stayed within reaching distance.

Churchill blew ahead in the second half, kicking six goals to two to run away as 43-point winners, 9.9 (63) to 3.2 (20).

West End mercy ruled Rosedale in the second quarter while the score read 9.8 (62) to 0.0 (0).

TEDAS mercy ruled Pax Hill in the second term while the score read 8.12 (60) to 0.0 (0).

Police Boys mercy ruled Yinnar in the second quarter while the score read 11.10 (76) to 0.0 (0).

South Side had no mercy for Glengarry, mercy ruling them in the first half while the score read 14.16 (100) to 0.0 (0).


TDJFL Under 11s

TEDAS defeated Pax Hill by 60 points, 9.12 (66) to 1.0 (6); Combined Saints defeated Churchill by 31 points, 9.9 (63) to 4.8 (32); Police Boys edged Yinnar by one point, 3.9 (27) to 4.2 (26); South Side defeated Glengarry by 60 points, 13.8 (86) to 4.2 (26); West End v Rosedale no score supplied.


TDJFL Under 9s

West End defeated Rosedale by 45 points, 9.5 (59) to 2.2 (14); TEDAS defeated Pax Hill by 24 points, 5.4 (34) to 1.4 (10); Churchill defeated Combined Saints by two points, 1.2 (8) to 1.0 (6); Police Boys defeated Yinnar by 16 points, 4.1 (25) to 1.3 (9); South Side mercy ruled Glengarry in the third term, the score reading 7.3 (45) to 0.0 (0).


ANZAC Day – South Side v Police Boys

Cars filled the streets of Bank and Francis in Traralgon as people packed into Duncan Cameron Reserve.

On the morning of ANZAC Day, some would have had early starts due to the dawn service.

The U15s put on a highly entertaining match for the ANZAC Day crowd, as 28 goals sailed through the uprights between the two sides.

South Side got off to an incredible start and continued to dominate the opening three quarters, holding a 73-point lead at three-quarter-time.

But Police Boys kicked true in the final quarter, kicking six goals to one to drag the margin back to 42 points at the final siren, 17.14 (116) to 11.8 (74).

Murdoch starred once again for South Side on this day, kicking six goals.

South Side almost completed a clean sweep of Police Boys on the day, winning two of the remaining three fixtures.

In the U13s South Side were dominant, winning by 48 points, 15.4 (94) to 7.4 (46), while they were just as convincing in the U11s, winning by 60 points, 9.13 (67) to 1.1 (7).

Yet in the U9s, Police Boys prevailed in a low-scoring encounter.

Despite not scoring for the half, Police Boys kicked three goals straight to 1.1 (7) in the final half to overrun South Side and record a three-point win, 3.0 (18) to 2.3 (15).