Secretaries' Scoop

Edition 25  (3/8/15 - 9/8/15)
Upcoming Dates
Sunday, 9th - Under 10 Mixed & U12 Girls Lightning Carnival
Monday, 10th - Growth Strategy Club Forum RSVP Due
9am Tuesday, 11th - Growth Strategy Feedback Due
Tuesday, 11th - U11-13 Grand Final Team Lists Due
Thursday, 13th - End of Year Award Nominations Due
Friday, 14th - Girls' Footy Working Party Nominations Due
Tuesday, 18th - U14-17 Grand Final Team Lists Due
Joke of the Week!
Question: What do you call a pig that does karate?
Answer:..... will appear somewhere in this edition of Secretaries' Scoop!
2016 Girls Football
For the purposes of planning, the SMJFL would like to confirm that we will again be running with U12, U15 & U18 age groups in 2016. We will also be trying to get an U9 age group up and running.
Don't forget, if someone at your club would like to be involved in the Girls' Footy Working Party they must submit a nomination by Friday, 14th August.
Perpetual Trophies yet to be returned. 
Trophies still outstanding are on the list of all trophies (which is also on Secretaries' Corner). Clubs are requested to return any Perpetual Trophies which were awarded in 2014, or earlier. They do not need to be engraved, if not already engraved. These are due back at the SMJFL Offices. 
Yet to be received - Bentleigh JFC x 3, East Sandringham x 1, Hampton x 2, East Brighton x 1, Cheltenham x 1. 
McDonald's Banners for Finals Venues
All Clubs not hosting any Finals, please return banners to SMJFL Office, by 5pm Tuesday 11th August
All McDonald's Banners received from your 'Buddy Store' Owner must be returned to the SMJFL Office (not McDonald's representative) prior to the SMJFL Semi Finals. 
Please keep your banner if you are a host venue for Semi Finals and return the week after hosting. 
Grand Final Team Lists for Record
Under 11-13 competitions DUE 10pm Tuesday 11th August.  
Under 14-17 competitions DUE 10pm Tuesday 18th August.  We appreciate you do not know definitely if teams will make the Grand Final, however to save a last minute rush please submit all likely teams (those in semi/preliminary finals) and we will publish only those playing in Grand Finals. 

If Team Lists are not received by the deadline then Team Lists will not be printed in the record
This year please submit one document per club, containing all desired teams in individual named worksheets. Please be clear when naming teams, and documents. Eg South Metro JFC, Under 13 Division 3. Download the template (also in Secretaries' Corner), collate team lists & comments and email one document to Zoe Driver - Thank you!
Pre/Post Lightning Carnival Information
Red Onion Match footage: Please spread the word to families that they can (pre-)order their teams packs via this link:
By pre-ordering, they will be sent an email with the download link as soon as the vision is available online. This ensures they get access immediately. Don't miss out on a fantastic memento of the day! 
Photography: Memento Sports were at King George on Sunday 2nd. Photos are now available online. They will be returning to King George again this Sunday. Follow the link & spread word to your Teams! 
Participation Certificates: We have limited left over Under 8 & 9 Participation & Club Umpire Awards at the office if Team Managers forgot to collect on the day. Contact 
Gold Coin Donations: Please drop off any Gold Coin collections that Team Mangers forgot to collect / drop off prior to their first game. We have a number of outstanding donations.
Finals Handbook & Updated Fixtures
An updated list of finals fixtures (changes to U15 Girls) is now available on Secretaries' Corner. Fixtures have also been published online but will be removed prior to each week prior to being republished when finalised.
Clubs are welcome to send fixtures to team managers but please make them aware that they are subject to change.

The Finals Handbook is now available on Secretaries' Corner.
Finals Qualification & Exemptions
Please ensure you are familiar with all the Player Movement Policy and Finals Qualifications By-Laws coming into finals. If you are unsure of anything please contact Emily.
Any exemption requests need to be submitted online by 12pm Thursday 13 August.

Answer: Pork Chop!
Player & Coach Surveys
FYI - The following groups were sent feedback surveys earlier this week:
U14-U17 Players
Female Players
Behaviour Ratings
Round 14
And the roller-coaster continues.... after an improvement in round 13 things fell aware significantly last weekend. Poor behaviour from officials was particularly noticeable so let's continue to push the message that this sort of behaviour is unacceptable.
  Good Fair Poor
Officials 93.8% 2.2% 4%
Spectators 92.9% 5.4% 1.8%
Players 84.4% 14.3% 1.3%