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2016 - Edition 8 (23rd March)
Upcoming Dates
April
Friday, 1st April - Season Launch RSVP DUE
Sunday, 3rd April - Coaches' Meeting RSVP DUE
Thursday, 7th April - feedback on draft fixture due
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

 
Final Gradings
Final Gradings can now be found on Secretaries' Corner by grade & by club.
Please check through carefully and ensure all teams have been entered correctly.
Note, if you have a sudden influx of players and would like to enter any additional teams, the league will do all it can to accommodate new teams at any time.
Girls Divisions
After receiving feedback from clubs it's been decided to start all age groups in one division with the aim of splitting the U12s & U15s after the first part of the season.
Rule Variation Matrix - Update
The following changes have been made to the Rule Variation Matrix:
 - U9 girls: no deliberate rushed behind
- All Modified Rules & U12 girls: distance penalty now 10m (was 25m for some)
- U16 Boys: distance penalty now 50m (was 25)
SMJFL Strategic Plan & Operational Plan
As per information at the Presidents' Forum, the SMJFL Strategic Plan has now been split into the following two documents:
SMJFL Strategic Plan (available on Secretaries' Corner & website)
SMJFL Operational Plan (available on Secretaries' Corner)
Where There's A Will - Community Day
Please click here for a flyer promoting the upcoming community day being held to support Will Murray and his family.
Each club has been sent 10 hard copies of the attached to your postal addresses so please check those over the next couple of days.
Opportunity for Professional Recording of Games
The SMJFL is looking for expressions of interest for clubs keen on having a round of home matches filmed.
Paul Newport Video Productions will film all homes games on a designated round and have them available online for only $7 per download. There is no cost to clubs.
In addition to the user pays service, clubs may request a small highlights package of the round which would be made available at a relatively small cost. This package would be great for season launches, presentation nights and any other promotional activities.
Any interested clubs are asked to email administration@smjfl.com.au.
Click here to view the "Coz girls play footy too" video produced by Paul Newport Video Productions.
Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program
AFL Victoria is urging all community sporting clubs to apply for Round 2 of the Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program. With more than 30,000 Australians dying of sudden cardiac arrests each year, the importance of having a defibrillator at every football club across Victoria has never been more important.
Applications close Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Click here for more information
Strapit Taping Courses
SMJFL Partner Strapit has some taping courses coming up. See below or go to the following website for further information:www.strapit.com.au/courses
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