Secretaries' Scoop

Edition 16  (18/05/2015 - 24/5/2015)
Upcoming Dates
Thursday, 21st - Melbourne & VWFL Coaching Forum
Wednesday, 27th - Metro Champs Round 1 
Sunday, 31st - Club Coach Coordinator Course
Sunday, 31st - Saints Membership Offer Club Competition Closes
Sunday, 31st - Shock Doctor Instagram Competition winner announced
Saturday, 6th - Metro Champs Round 2 
Sunday, 7th - U13 Interleague Carnival
Monday, 8th - Metro Champs Round 3
Coach Development Opportunities 
Club Coaching Coordinator Course - a great education and accreditation program to upskill and develop your volunteer coaches. This AFL Victoria recognised accreditation covers topics including developing a club coaching philosophy, effective communication, monitoring feedback, practical coaching sessions, and how to recruit, select and retain quality coaches. Sunday May 31st 8.30am-5.00pm at IKON (former-VISY) Park, Carlton. Cost $75 per person which includes resources and catering. For further information contact Steve Teakel - 
Overdue - Team Registration Form/Signature Sheets
As per previous years, all teams are required to submit registration forms including all players' signatures. The template and form can be found on Secretaries' Corner or by clicking here.
Tribunal Advocate Training - Powerpoint
The Powerpoint from the Tribunal Advocate Training is now available on Secretaries' Corner.
Support the South Metro Stars in the Interleague Metro Junior Championships
Please spread the word on social media and through club newsletters about getting down to support the SMJFL Interleague home matches. There is a great representation of clubs across all the final teams (see interlegue section of SMJFL website) and a great opportunity for youngsters to see local talent on the field.
Please see all SMJFL Home Matches below. Feel free to save image and distribute. 

Behaviour Ratings
We're not sure if information relating to behaviour standards, and the rules with which team officials, spectators and players are expected to comply are being communicated with each playing group. Attendance at matches and feedback from umpires seem to indicate that it is not.
This week we ask that each team be made completely aware of the rules and their responsibilities under these rules.
Also, please remember, Umpires are sacrosanct. They are NOT to be abused, NOT to be touched, NOT to be advised on how they should be umpiring the game by Coaches, Team Managers, Umpire Escorts or anyone else. Umpires are mainly young people working hard to get calls right - whilst learning their craft - and will make mistakes. Patience, understanding and maturity is sought from teams.

Round 5
  Good Fair Poor
Officials 90% 9% 1%
Spectators 89% 11% 1%
Players 84% 14% 2%
St Kilda FC Membership Posters - CLUB COMPETITION ENDS MAY 30th! 
WIN – the SMJFL club that signs up the most SMJFL Members by the end of May 2015 will receive an exclusive tour of the Linen House Centre and a training session run by SFC coaching staff. 
Currently there are two clubs who have put in huge efforts, and their numbers are tied for the most registed SMJFL Saints Members! It's so close that thee clubs are tied for second
There are A3 promotional posters available at the SMJFL office. These are perfect to place around the club rooms and canteen area, for the remaining promotional period! Please find an electronic copy and related images on the Secretaries' Corner. 
Flash your Shock Doctor smile for your chance to win! 
Another chance for you members to win, brought to you by our Preferred Partner for Mouthguards - Shock Doctor Australia!! It could be as simple as an easy "regram" from @smjfl instgram page, this could put your club into hot contention for a training session with Luke Ball! 
The competition winner is announced on May 31st so start the conversation at your club and get your members on board. An easy way to increase online mentions of your club as well as a chance to win. 

Grants Opportunity 
The SMJFL has been made aware of a number of grant opportunities for which your club may be eligible to apply for. Please visit the relevant websites as the SMJFL does not run this process. 
Helen MacPherson Smith Trust Grants - closes Thursday 28 May.
Inger Rice Foundation Grants - for more information call 0438 897 993. 
Check out - Community Grants Guru for more opportunities for your club.