Holmesglen Under 19 Footy Festival is here again

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The VAFA Holmesglen Under 19 Men’s Division 1 Footy Festival returns to Elsternwick Park again in 2023.

Now into its third year, the next generation of stars will be on show, the future of VAFA senior football. Some, with aspirations to take their football career into higher honours.

You will see all three matches on the same day at the same location, on Saturday 17th June.

The action kicks off at 9:20am with Old Trinity and Old Xaverians, before Beaumaris Sharks and Old Melburnians do battle at 11:40am. 

At 2.00pm arch-rivals Hampton Rovers will face off against Parkdale Vultures.

All games in Round 9 of the season will be played on Elsternwick Park Oval 1, the home of the VAFA.

Old Trinity, Old Xaverians, Beaumaris and Hampton have all tasted the Footy Festival experience in 2022, whilst Old Melburnians and Parkdale will be making their debut on what has become a pivotal day in the calendar for the Holmesglen Under 19 competition. 

VAFA Football Operations Manager Matt Collister has told VAFA Media, “This is a concept born out of the Under 19 Men’s Football Advisory Group as a way to help showcase and champion what is great about Under 19 Men’s football in the VAFA.” 

“The feedback from everyone involved from our previous two events was really positive and we are excited to be able to share it with a couple of new teams to the section in the VAFA Holmesglen Under 19 Men’s competition.”

Each game will be broadcast live through the VAFA Facebook Page and VAFA Website so that you won’t miss a moment of the action.

Entry is free and on-site parking is available for $5. This is a day not to be missed on the VAFA calendar.


9:20am – Old Trinity vs Old Xaverians 

11:40am – Beaumaris vs Old Melburnians 

2:00pm – Hampton Rovers vs Parkdale Vultures

Saturday 17th June 2023
Elsternwick Park Oval 1