Yarra Magpies


Falcons selected to join Yarra Magpies Academy Squad


Beginning this year the YJFL and Collingwood NGA has combined to form the Yarra Magpies Academy (YMA). The YMA will aim to provide the best model for football skill development. Among other things, participants will focus on fundamental skill development, game sense and off-field personal development holistic education such as leadership, nutrition and recovery.

The YMA model will the see the YJFL interleague training program partner with Collingwood NGA for   (Under 12-Under15) The key principle is to merge the programs and to provide one key talent development program.

The program will focus on the individual development of the players.

Eligible players have recently been selected and elevated to Interleague teams to represent their league in the annual AFL Victoria Metro Championships, interleague, NGA games or representative matches.

Full Details of the program


To be selected to join the academy is a remarkable achievement as places are only available for very talented players.

Three such players from our club have been afforded the opportunity - such is their ability.

The players selected from our club are:

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Sam Woods from our Under 15s

Ollie Purcell from our Under 14s

Kade Ingram from our Under 13s


Our club congratulates these players on their selections and is confident they will be successful members of their groups and YJFL teams.

One day in the not too distant future they may also find themselves members of Collingwood's senior team.


Collingwood Football Club video - Learn about the NGA and the Yarra Magpies








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