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Jackettes brave in grand final defeat

AFTER an awe-inspiring run of form that surprised many other teams throughout the 2019 VAFA women’s division 4 season, the AJAX Jackettes succumbed to minor premiers Glen Eira/Old Mckinnon 3.2 (20) to 6.8 (44) in the grand final played in gale force conditions at Mentone Oval last Sunday morning.

Jackettes qualify for grand final

IN what was an outstanding weekend of footy for AJAX, its women's team qualified for the 2019 VAFA Division 4 decider by outlasting Richmond Central 4.5 (29) to 0.3 (3) in a preliminary final at Mentone last Sunday, while its Premier C men's team upset third-placed Old Ivanhoe 20.12 (132) to 8.5 (53) in round 14 to enter the top four for the first time this season.

Jackettes jump towards finals glory

IN the VAFA women's division 4 pre-season at summer's end, AJAX footy club was struggling to even have enough players in their squad to field a team for the 2019 season.

Family creates footy history

FOR the first time in AJAX Football Club's history, three members of one Jewish family – spanning three generations – can say they have played senior footy for the Jackas.

Brilliance at Mount Buller

CONTRASTING conditions last Monday and Tuesday on the slopes of Mt Buller ski resort made for an intriguing 2019 chapter in the almost three-decade history of the Maccabi Snow Sports tournament and the Australian Jewish Inter-School Snow Sports Championships.

Jackas score vital upset win

A DETERMINED effort from a young AJAX men's footy team in an important Premier C round 12 fixture at Gary Smorgon Oval last Saturday was rewarded when they upset third-placed Old Mentonians 12.9 (81) to 9.6 (60), who had trounced them in round 4.

Hall kicks goal for the ages

SAM Hall, 51, was already a winner by simply taking her place in the starting forward pocket for the AJAX Jackettes earlier this year in the opening round of the VAFA women's division 4 season, as the team's oldest player.

Toni Hamilton impresses in VFLW debut

A surprise text message from Western Bulldogs women's coach Debbie Lee saw talented Jewish Aussie Rules player Toni Hamilton selected to make her VFLW debut against Carlton last Sunday. She had a strong game, saying "dreams do come true".

Hamilton earns dream Bulldogs debut

One week ago, Toni Hamilton was “absolutely devastated” when she found out that she didn’t make the Western Bulldogs’ squad for the 2018 VFLW season. She later received an unexpected text message that confirmed her childhood dream would on Sunday become a reality.

The premiership-winning AJAX under-16 team.

When a fairytale becomes a reality

Three days before the start of this year’s Aussie Rules season AJAX wasn’t going to be able to field an under-16 football team, and now they are premiers.