2016 - Edition 2 (10th Feb)
Upcoming Dates
Friday. 4th - Feedback on Initial Gradings Due
Wednesday, 16th - Secretaries' Night & Presidents' Forum
Sunday, 20th - Girls' Football Practice Matches
Wednesday, 23rd - Club Umpire Training


Girls' Football Update
The Girls' Football Working Party (GFWP) have been working hard to try and get more girls involved in footy but we need your help! An A3 poster, A4 flyer and FAQ document were distributed electronically before Christmas and are also available in hard copy from the SMJFL office (please call first!). Please use your contacts to get this information out to your local sporting clubs, supermarkets and anywhere else you can think of!
We are also finalising a short promotional video which can be distributed to schools etc and should be available in the next week or so.
Practice Matches
Another initiative of the GFWP is to organise a practice match day for any teams that would like to get involved. This day will also be a good opportunity to get any new players down to give footy a try.
We are currently looking for a venue (or 2) to host these matches on the 20th of March, understanding it's very difficult to access grounds at the moment, but please contact Emily if you have any ideas!
Initial Gradings
As per Edition 1 of Secretaries' Scoop, the Initial Gradings were published on Secretaries' Corner last Friday. Feedback must be submitted via Footyweb no later than Friday, 4th March. Details on how this process needs to be completed will be published at the top of Secretaries' Corner as soon as available (this week - hopefully!) then published in next week's Secretaries' Scoop.
Items Requiring Pick-Up
The following clubs have items to collect from the SMJFL office:
Ashwood (training balls)
Brighton Beach (training balls + BLK samples)
Hampton (footballs {prize} + BLK samples)
Highett (training balls)
Mordi-Brae (BLK samples)
St Bedes Mentone (BLK samples)
Please call the office to arrange collection.
BLK Information - SMJFL Price List
On Field Orders (Jumpers / Shorts / Socks / Run Out Tees)
Thank-you to clubs who have organised their On Field Ordering requirements, we’re now at a critical time to place orders for Round 1 (socks in particular) so if you haven’t placed these orders yet, it is now becoming urgent to do so.  Please place all orders by Friday 12th February as a final target.

- Any orders delivered direct to BLK (Port Melbourne) or to the SMJFL Offices incur no freight. 
- If clubs advise they need direct shipping to club or personal addresses, they will be charged freight in line with the number of garments / total weight etc. (i.e. 1 x set of playing jumpers is approximately $15-20 per team set)
- A basic estimator for freight queries can be downloaded here but can be quite confusing so a short summary is that freight is estimated based on the number of garments going out, and therefore the volume / weight is calculated from there.
- SMJFL advice is to utilise the great facility BLK have in Port Melbourne if you can collect from them direct.

Off Field Product – BLK Stock
BLK have a great range of off field product designed to be customised with club and sponsor logos.  Please review the below link to BLK’s product catalogue and contact your BLK Account Manager to confirm pricing and turnaround times.  Stock product can be ordered and embellished within 2-3 weeks so take advantage of the short lead times.  Embroidery, Heat-sealing and Screen-printing can all be done on stock items.
Follow Link to BLK Stock Catalogue:
Hoodies, Footy Bags, Backpacks, Club Polos are all available now at great prices.

Off Field Product – Bespoke Club Apparel
BLK specialise in creating a unique identity for clubs and teams across the country.  You can have a range created that will have your club looking like a professional team with polos, hoodies, jackets, bags – literally anything customised to your requirements.  Longer lead times do apply, but your BLK Account Manager can guide you through the process and the best part is the design is free!

BLK Netball
For clubs with Netball or School connections – please click here for a great offer for BLK Netball.  BLK supply product to the Diamonds, Silver Ferns, England, and now every team in the ANZ Championships.
Interleague Information Night Presentations
Please click on the below links to access the PPT from each of the Interleague Information Nights that have been held so far. Please ensure this information is distributed to your football department.
Under 13 Boys
Under 14 Boys
Under 15 Boys