Edition 23 - 13th July 2016


  • July 31 - U8 & 9 Lightning Carnival 
  • August 7 - U10 Lightning Carnival
  • August 14 - Semi Finals
  • August 21 - U11-13 Grand Finals
  • August 28 - U14-18 Grand Finals
  • September 8th - Presentation Night




  • Return perpetual Grand Final trophies (overdue!)
  • Ground Manager Bibs available for collection
  • Paul Newport Filming - express your interest! 
  • McDonald's boundary fence signage up at every game!
SMJFL Football Meeting follow up surveys
As part of the follow-up of the Football Meeting we are asking clubs to answer the following surveys. One (1) submission per club is allowed. Both surveys are due 10pm Sunday 24th July 

Under 18 Boys Survey 
Player Movement Survey

Any questions with either paper or survey - please contact Jake McCauley directly. 

In case you missed it - 
Football Meeting PPT Presentation 
Discussion Paper - U18 Boys
Discussion Paper - Player Movement
Supporting Documentation - Permission to Train Form, Interleague Program Eligibility Rules

A reminder that as presented last night, in 2017, all SMJFL Club Assistant Coaches (age groups Under 11 - Under 18 only) are required to be accredited. Please ensure that your Club puts plans in place for 2017.
Lightning Carnivals 
Handbooks & Fixtures - on Secretaries Corner 
Team Lists must be submitted by Monday 18th July to Zoe via 
Please submit one document per club containing all appropriate teams in individual named worksheets. Template can be found in Secretaries Corner, collate team lists and return in one document. 
Please note that Club Volunteer Umpires have now been added to the team list template, so ensure you're completing the latest version of the template. 
Timekeeper Cards
We have received limited top-up stock of Timekeeper Cards. If you need to replenish your teams for the remaining rounds, please call the office or get in touch via Please include how many you need and an approximate time of collection (to ensure a staff member is available). 
Staff Leave
Please note that the SMJFL Head Office will be unattended on Friday 15th July as the league is hosting the Local Government Forum. 
Football Operation Manager - Emily McIntyre: Out of office Tuesday-Friday but checking emails for urgent action items. 
Have a story for us?
We'd love to hear of any news from 'club land' and we're often looking for content for the website or social media. Encourage your young writers to get creative and submit a whole story (I'm sure they've written about footy at school!), or simply let us know about your clubs newsworthy stories. Submit your story today
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