Edition 28 - 18th August 2016


  • August 21 - U11-13 Grand Finals
  • August 21 - Auskick Lightning Carnival
  • August 28 - U14-18 Grand Finals
  • September 8th - Presentation Night
  • December 15th (new date) - AGM



Complete AFL Community Club Improvement Program (overdue!)


  • Surveys - now overdue
  • Submit nominations for Leadership & Sportsmanship Awards - due 19th August
Presentation Night Invitations
Invitations for clubs (4 tickets per session), award finalist, best & fairest place getters and premiers (coach & captain) will start being sent (via club secretaries) early next week and should all be received by late next week.
We look forward to celebrating the season with everyone on the 8th of September.
Grand Final Downloads
Red Onion Creative are the proud Digital Partners of the SMJFL and will again be capturing all the exciting action of the 2016 Grand Finals in HD. 
As per the Club Fees document, clubs will be invoiced $420 + GST for each winning team. You'll note that the Club Fees document stated each team would then receive 25 downloads but we've been able to secure 30 downloads at no extra cost.
Winning Team Manager's will receive Red Vision branded vouchers on the day which be used for your players and families to visit to redeem their copy.  The files are downloadable and can be played on your TV, laptop, tablet or smartphone and represent a wonderful memento of the great day.

If your club does not want us to give out the vouchers that provide access to a free download to winning teams on the day and would like to manage this process yourself (in order to charge) please email Emily ( no later than 12pm this Saturday.

Any additional copies will be able to be downloaded from for $15 per match.

The Red Vision Digital Download system provides clubs with:
  • HD vision within 7 days of the match
  • Online access for players/families/coaches with no need to sell hard copies via DVD
  • Match vision complete with exciting graphics and scoreboards
  • No fuss system with no management requirements from the club
End of Season Award Nominations - Now Open (Reminder)
The SMJFL is now taking nominations for the following awards:

SMJFL Club Volunteer Umpire of the Year Criteria Nomination Form  - due 19th Aug
McDonald's Leadership Award - CriteriaNomination Form - due 19th Aug
SMJFL Sportsmanship Award - CriteriaNomination Form - due 19th Aug* (late entries will be considered if nomination is in direct relation to a match played after 19th August)
7 & 10 Year Players - Recognition Awards - TemplateNomination Form - due 19th Aug

End of Season Surveys (Reminder)
The SMJFL is seeking feedback via online surveys from the following:
Players (14-18) -
Female Players -
Coaches -
Feedback received via the surveys is used to assist with our review of the 2016 season and with planning for 2017.

To incentivise players completing the surveys and the clubs promoting them, the SMJFL is giving away 2 signed St Kilda jumpers (player survey) and 2 signed Melbourne jumpers (female player survey), 1 to each club with the most responses and 1 to a player from each survey (picked at random).
Surveys must be submitted by the 14th of August to be eligible for the signed jumpers.
Life Membership Nominations (Reminder)
Nominations for life membership are now open. Nominations close strictly on the 30th of September. Please contact the General Manager if you have any questions.

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