Embarking on its second season after starting the junior football club back up, Yarra Junction are looking towards a year of continuity as they continue to develop themselves after its non-existence prior to season 2021.
This year, the Eagles will field teams in under 9’s, under 11’s and under 13’s which is a sign of great recruitment and development across the wider region of Yarra Junction.
Club president Belinda Conway says the Eagles are looking forward to the new season and have been encouraging each other to get better as the year goes on.
“The attitude to training has been really good and the kids are loving it,” she said.
“Parents are loving it too and the entire club is looking forward to seeing what we can do this year.”
Tuition and continuing the development for a love of the game remains at the forefront of the minds of everyone at Yarra Junction, despite finishing as minor premiers last year.
As such, Conway’s expectations for her club revolve around the simple elements of respect and continuing to enjoy their football with the view towards completing a season.
“I expect all my players to play fairly and look after each other,” she said.
“Treat people how you want to be treated and playing the game fairly are my only objectives for this year.
Off-field, the Eagles possess a great environment where all the kids are supportive of each other through all the various things they are going through in their lives, which is something that makes the president very proud.
“On and off-field, we are a club who are supportive of our players,” Conway explained.
“As an example, half of our team is grade six and the other is year seven, so they can all support each other at school if they have any issues.
“As president, I am proud to be associated with this club.”