Edition 12 - Tuesday 18 April 2017


  • Wednesday 19 April - Coaches' Meeting (All)
  • Thursday 20 April - Season Launch
  • Wednesday 26 April - Club Umpire Training
  • 2017 Calendar



  • Provide Child Safety Officer details - due 13 April
  • RSVP for upcoming events
  • Submit Team Signature Sheets


  • Club Volunteer Umpires to register (compulsory) by Round 1
As per the By-Laws, non-attendance at any compulsory meetings carries a penalty of $50 for each non-attendee. In the case of the Coaches' Pre-Season Mixer, a club will be fined as such for each team that does not have a person in attendance.
Coaches Meeting - all ages - forward to all coaches
The following coaches have RSVPed - please contact all that have not to ensure they attend (or an equivalent on their behalf). 
A new and refreshing format with guest speaker Ben McGlynn, will see all coaches from every club come together in a more informal gathering. Finger food will be provided and the bar will open at normal prices. A compulsory event for all head coaches (or an equivalent in their place). 
Coaches Pre-Season Mixer - OVERDUE
When: Wednesday 19 April - 6.30pm 
Where: Kingston Arts Centre, Banquet Room, 979 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin VIC 3189 
Fixtures Released
We're sure you've all noticed already but just in case.... fixtures are now online!! 
Unfortunately, as is the nature of the 'beast', we've already had to make a number of changes since the initial release early today:

Any further changes will be communicated directly with any affected clubs.
Quick Questions - Answered. 
  • Match Footballs delivery? Collection hours: 
    • Wednesday 19 April - 12noon-4pm and 6.30pm-8pm - by appointment (please let Zoe know you're coming!)
    • Thursday 20 April - 9am-4pm (or earlier by appointment)
    • Friday 21 April - 9am-5pm (or later by appointment) 
  • Outstanding Wristband Orders? These will be filled as soon as possible, unexpected mod-rules growth has resulted in limited supplies. Additional stock is expected before Round 1. All clubs who have ordered will be notified immediately when collection is available. Need to order - CLICK HERE.
  • Match-Day Officials Bibs? Ready for collection - 
    • South Melbourne Districts, East Malvern, Highett, East brighton Vampires, Ashwood. 
Sports Glasses - Reminder

An exemption is not required. However, players must wear sport specific glasses that are designed for use in contact sports i.e. shatter proof. Please ensure any players that wear glasses to have the correct equipment for the safety of the player, their teammates and opponents.

AFL Victoria Coach Education - Final Courses for 2017

The following is a list of all remaining coaching courses throughout Victoria:
Youth (U/13s – U/18s):

Sunday April 30 - La Trobe University - Sharon Street, Bendigo
Saturday May 6 - Windy Hill – EDFL House - Napier Street, Essendon
Sunday May 7 - Grovedale Secondary College – Wingarra Drive, Grovedale
Sunday May 7 - Wanganui Park SC - Parkside Drive, Shepparton
Sunday May 14 - Eastern Ranges FC  - Colchester Road, Kilsyth

Junior (U/8s – U/12s):
Saturday April 22 - Walter Galt Reserve - Victoria & Davey Streets - Parkdale
Sunday April 30 - La Trobe University - Sharon Street - Bendigo
Sunday May 7 - Grovedale Secondary College - Wingarra Drive, Grovedale
Saturday May 13 - Oakleigh Chargers FC - Warrawee Park - Warrigal Road, Oakleigh

Female Youth:
Saturday 29 April - Bulleen Park Pavilion – Bulleen Road, Bulleen

Registration links to all of the courses can be found by going through the AFL Victoria website

Season Launch RSVPs - Action Required 
RSVP here > Season Launch - OVERDUE
Thursday 20 April - 6.30pm - 8.30pm 
Where: Sandy by the Bay - Trevor Barker Oval, Beach Road, Sandringham 
OUTSTANDING RSVPS: Brighton Beach, Dingley, East Sandringham, Highett, Murrumbeena, Northvale, Prahran, South Melbourne, St Kilda City.

Club Incident Resolution Training 
Incident Resolution Training - Overdue
When: 6:30pm - Wednesday 26 April
Where: The Bentleigh Club, Legends Room, 33 Yawla Street, Bentleigh, 3204 
Who: COMPULSORY for Team Manager Coordinators, Incident Officers & Tribunal Advocates (or equivalent position at club including Secretaries) 
Topics: Dealing with issues on the day (including prevention), Match Day Reports, Club to Club issues, Official Complaints, Tribunal process (Advocate Training)

Club Volunteer Umpire Information Session 2 
Club Umpire Training - RSVP due by Wednesday 19th April 
When: 6:30pm - Wednesday 26 April
Where: Moorleigh Reserve, Social Room, 90-92 Bignell Rd, East Bentleigh (Note changed venue)
Who: COMPULSORY for Club Volunteer Umpires from Modified Rules teams who did not attend Session 1
Topics: Information on how to make umpiring modified rules matches stress-free. Umpires must also complete the AFL Vic Community Umpire online course accessed through the Club Umpires page on the SMJFL website.

"Meet the Umpire" sessions for Coaches & Team Managers
Meet the Umpire - RSVP for session 1 due by Friday 28th April 
Sessions for Coaches & TM's to meet umpiring staff, and ask questions about how the umpiring and the department works.We have scheduled three separate dates/venues to enable coaches and team managers from all clubs a chance to attend the nearest venue, or most convenient date.

Session 1: When: 6:30pm - Monday 8th May

Where: Walter Galt Reserve, Mordialloc-Braeside JFC 
Who: Team coaches, assistant coaches and team managers
Further Sessions: 15th May @ Murphy Reserve (Port Melbourne JFC) and 19th June @ Koornang Park (Caulfield Bears JFC) - both at 6.30pm
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