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Edition 4 - 22 February 2017

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2017 By-Laws - Update
The 2017 By-Laws have been updated to include clause 9.25 (see below) that was inadvertently removed when released a couple of weeks ago. Apologies for the confusion.

9.25 Club sponsors’ logos, approved by the SMJFL, no larger than 8cm x 8cm may be affixed to the front right of approved team shorts. No logos will be approved for addition to the back of playing shorts.
Coach the Coach: Tackling Session
The SMJFL will be facilitating a session for coaches, particularly of girls' teams, to learn the basics of tackling and how to teach young players who didn't grow up with the game.

Session Details
When: 6:30-8:30pm, Wednesday, 8 March 2017
Where: Moorleigh Reserve (90-92 Bignell Rd, East Bentleigh)
Bring: Pen and notepad
RSVP: Via this link by Monday, 6 March 2017 - get in quick as places are limited!
Who: Renowned tackling coach, John Donehue, will be running the sessions. Whilst the sessions are targeted at girls' coaches, all coaches are encouraged to attend the free sessions.
Girls' Football Flyer
The SMJFL has produced a flyer to assist clubs with the promotion of girls' football. Hard copies of the flyer will be available from the SMJFL office next week (please call to confirm prior to coming into the office).
Click here to download an electronic copy.
Further promotional material is being worked on and will be distributed once available.
Modified Rules Wristbands - Order form
Modified Rules Wristbands are available for order. Please note there is limited stock. 
Please submit your clubs via the ORDER FORM located in Secretaries' Corner. 
ELITE Pre-Season Talent Development 6-Week Program
Preferred Partner ELITE are running a comprehensive 6-week program, which started this week. IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN as this program is exclusively for SMJFL players (or prospective players) aged between 11 and 14 years. A great way to develop the on-field skills, game sense and overall fitness, in both male and female players. 

Please promote to your teams as a fantastic lead in to the season, and exposure to talent program training conditions and practices. All inquiries must be direct to ELITE. 

Addam Maric
- Business Development Manager
Elite Athlete Performance Network - 344 Swan Street, Richmond, Vic 3121
T: 03 8529 3086                               M: 0402 586 454
E: addam@eliteathletepn.com.au W: www.eliteathletepn.com.au


Clubs may chose to book a session with ELITE to coach players who are new to football, specialized girls football training, or to give older age groups the edge in their pre-season training. Just mention you are part of the SMJFL for Preferred Partner pricing and programs. 

 
Free AFL Education Sessions for Clubs
The AFL delivers education programs for community football clubs covering Respectful Relationships and Vilification (including diversity and inclusion). 

These are 1 hour sessions run at the club and delivered by a former AFL player and female facilitator. 

Please contact education@afl.com.au for more information or to book a session.  Hurry! The number of these sessions are limited.

In addition, clubs can access online education material and resources to facilitate and/or deliver education sessions to their clubs themselves.

Click here for further details.
Training Ball Orders
If required, the next order of training balls will be placed with Sherrin at the end of February. Please use the correct form to place your order - smjfl.com.au/order-training-balls/ 

Match Footballs ordered in December are expected late-March and you will be notified for collection. There will limited stock to order from during the season (due to lead times). 
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