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2016 - Edition 6 (9th March)
Upcoming Dates
March
Monday, 7th - RSVPs for Secretaries' Night & Presidents' Forum due
Friday, 11th - Girls' Practice Match Team Entry due
Wednesday, 16th - Secretaries' Night & Presidents' Forum
Sunday, 20th - Girls' Football Practice Matches
9am Monday, 21st, Final Teams, Ground & Fixture Information Due
Wednesday, 23rd - Club Umpire Training
April
Monday, 11th - Coaches' Meeting (Modified Rules)
Tuesday, 12th - Coaches' Meeting (U11-U13 & 14+)
Wednesday, 13th - Season Launch

CLICK HERE FOR 2016 CALENDAR
CLICK HERE FOR UPCOMING ADMINISTRATION DATES

 
Team Entries
All U8-U13, girls and any new teams entries are now open. These need to be submitted via the Footyweb system no later than 9am Monday 21st March. A video on completing this process can be found here. Please contact Emily if you have any questions.
Ground Information & Fixture Requests
All clubs are required to submit details of current ground information and any fixture requests for the season. This must be done by clicking here and submitting online form by 9am, Monday 21st March.
Presidents' Forum & Secretaries' Night - RSVPs and Agendas
The following clubs are yet to RSVP (due 7th March): Brighton Beach, Cheltenham, East Malvern, Hampton, Highett, Murrumbeena, Northvale & South Melbourne. This must be done ASAP via links in Upcoming Dates.
Note, the second session of Secretaries' Night (all Secretaries) will now be start at 6:30pm (was 6:45pm).
Match day paperwork (CMRs, Report Forms, score cards) and match balls will be available for collection either before or after the relevant sessions. Please ensure you have enough car space, and football bags to collect match ball orders on the night.  
Agendas: Presidents' Forum, Secretaries' Night
Will Murray Fundraiser
The South Metro Junior Football League would like to announce a fundraising & awareness initiative for the benefit of Will Murray and the Murray family.

Further details can be found in this memo.

Please note that a representative from the Will Murray Assistance Committee will present the full details of this initiative at the upcoming Presidents’ Forum on March 16. Clubs will then be asked to submit their orders by no later than Wednesday March 23rd.
 
Please read the full contents of the memo and come to the Presidents’ Forum with any questions.
Coach Registration on FootyWeb
The AFL has recently announced that all community football coaches must now register online via footyweb. This requirement takes effect for the 2016 season so it's important that all clubs update their online registration form to accommodate coaches and advise them to register ASAP.
This will be discussed further at Secretaries' Night.
New SMJFL Partner - BlueQ
New SMJFL partner BlueQ will be presenting at the upcoming Secretaries' Night. Please make yourselves familiar with their product by reading the below and viewing the two very short youtube clips prior to the meeting.

BlueQ is an innovative online platform that enables individuals and organisations to store, manage and verify qualifications and accreditations online. BlueQ will assist your club by:
  • Reducing risk by ensuring all coaches, trainers and volunteers have current and valid qualifications and accreditations;
  • Reducing administrative burden faced by club officials by automating and digitising the management of qualifications; 
  • Verifying qualifications such as Working With Children Checks for free in a matter of minutes.
  • Making your members more proactive when it comes to renewing and managing their qualifications.
You can watch a demonstration of a BlueQ Organisation Account here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvvebk2s-2c
 
BlueQ also gives each coach, trainer and volunteer access to their own Personal Account which enables them to:
  • Store all their qualifications and accreditations in a single online repository so important documents are never lost or misplaced;
  • Receive automated expiry reminders so qualifications and accreditations can be renewed on time and ensure compliance.

    You can watch a demonstration of a BlueQ Personal Account here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBwg6nWVuM0
Team Managers' Handbook
The 2016 Team Managers' Handbook is now available on Secretaries' Corner. The word version can be used for clubs wishing to add their own information or the PDF can be used as is.
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