Under 14 Mixed

NEXT TRAINING TUESDAY 23rd May

5.00 – 6.30pm TRAINING at Moorleigh Reserve, 90-92 Bignell Rd, East Bentleigh

As advised the rest of your Interleague kit will be given out tonight – please remember to remove boots to come upstairs.

Once you have collected your bag, shorts, training top, hoodie and socks please try swapping between yourselves if you need different sizes. We order a range of sizes based on previous experience, but don’t have the time or amount of stock to be dealing with each individual after training who needs bigger or smaller!

Please ensure you have paid the carnival cost before tonight’s training CLICK HERE to go to payments page.

In case you  missed getting one of the documents handed out last week please use the links below:-

Interleague Instructions and fixture – U14 Boys

Anti Density Rule 2017

CLICK HERE to see a list of Auskick Centres for Interleague visits.

We will be having TEAM PHOTOS next week (30th May) so please ensure you have your jumper, and arrive on time.

Training the week after that (MONDAY 5th June) will be held at McKinnon Reserve in McKinnon to familiarize ourselves with the ground prior to our home games there on Sat 10th June. NB: Training on a MONDAY that week due to ground availability.

 

ELIGIBILITY RULES:

Please make sure you are aware of the revised eligibility rules for Interleague. In particular be aware that if you get reported and found guilty you will be putting your place in the program this year AND next year at risk. CLICK HERE for details.

 

Under 14 TEAM SELECTION

South Metro Stars Div 1 and Div 2 Squads named for

AFL Victoria Metropolitan Junior Championships

We would like to thank all of the boys who have participated in our 2017 SMJFL Interleague program.

The coaches have enjoyed the many weeks training with this squad, and were enormously impressed by the development of each player. We saw the boys being exposed to a high level of training and competition, and saw them take it all in. It is important to note that whilst practice matches were a contributor to our decision, they were only one element of many observations (skill, teamwork, game impact, selflessness, coachabilty & leadership) that we made over the time of the entire program.

Whilst we are naturally happy for those in the final 50 boys (24 Div 1 Team, 24 Div 2 Team + 2 emergencies) selected, our minds turn to the boys who have not been named in the final group. Should there be more than 2 long term injuries between now and 19th May (AFL Victoria team submission) you may still receive a phone call from us to return to the squad. We are currently tightening our relationship with the St Kilda Next Generation Academy, and expect more opportunities for next level coaching open up for you there. Continue to work hard at your club footy throughout the remainder of the season, in order to be in the mix when your club is asked for Interleague squad nominations for 2018.

We know all of you have worked incredibly hard. Our selection of the final squad ensured many debates. In the end, this is the squad we have chosen. Congratulations to these players.

CLICK HERE for Final Under 14 Interleague Teams

We would particularly like you to watch your squad mates play in the Vic Metro Championships. Especially the home game on 10th June at McKinnon Reserve. If you see us around the grounds watching games please come up to us for a chat.

Most importantly, we hope you have made new friends from other clubs, and once the initial disappointment abates, will reflect with a smile on the overall experience.

For those listed and continuing in the 2017 SMJFL interleague programs,  continue to display the dedication and interleague values of (CARE) Commitment, Attitude, Respect and Effort  you have shown to date.

 

DATES for the diary:

Finals teams will be posted to the website after 7.00pm Thursday 11th May

Tuesday 16th May – Jumper Presentation after training

2017 AFL Victoria Junior Metro Championships DATES confirmed:

Please put the following dates in your diary:

Round 1 Match – Wednesday, 31st May (night match) – vs EFL @ Bayswater Oval, Bayswater 6.16 & 8.15pm

Round 2 Match – Saturday 10th June (Queen’s Birthday weekend) – vs YJFL @ McKinnon Reserve, McKinnon 12.00 & 2.00pm

Round 3 Match – Monday, 12th June (Queens Birthday Weekend) – vs NFL @ Elthan Central Park, Eltham 12.00 & 2.00pm

NB: Div 2 team plays the earlier game on each day.

If we qualify for the Grand Final, the date this will be held Saturday 1st July, 2017

 

 

2017 Interleague Information Session:

Thank you to everyone who attended our information night on Tuesday 7th February. If you missed the night, or want to see some of the information again, please click the following link which will allow you to view the presentation again.

We were pleased that you were also able to be given information on the Saint Next Generation Academy by Jamie, Gerard and Sam from the Saints who attended the evening. This AFL initiative will benefit the 11-15 year old players in our region, and we will send you more details as we get them.

2017 Interleague Player Information Night Presentation

 

Photo Request

In order for our coaches to identify the players more quickly we intend taking head and shoulder “mug-shots” of each player. To simplify identification it would be appreciated if you could download, edit and print the following document on an A4 sheet of paper. This should be brought to the first training session you attend, we’ll take the photo of player holding the sheet of paper to identify them. If you have printer or computer issues, please CLEARLY and in large print write the information (given name, surname, club, jumper number, age group, height and weight) on a clean sheet of paper and bring that.

If you have any problems with your child’s photo being taken please discuss with us on the night.

Interleague Photo Information Template << click this link to download editable word file

Payment of $40 training fee:

If you haven’t yet paid the fee, please click this link PAYPAL or CREDIT CARD payment which will take you to our payments page.

Communications

We use MailChimp for sending out team emails. The email address we use is the one you provided on the registration form. Please DO NOT unsubscribe from these mail outs, as we cannot add you back on the list. If you want a second email address added, or are not currently receiving any emails please contact Amanda Beet on footballoperations@smjfl.com.au or 0421 170 756.

2017 Interleague Eligibility:

Please note that any player who changes clubs before the season will not be eligible to be part of the Interleague squad. This is a new initiative designed to stop good players leaving the club that has supported them in order to find “better” football. We truly believe such players can learn leadership and help their club team improve by remaining at that club, whilst being able to participate in the Interleague program to satisfy their thirst for higher skilled football training and games.

The 2017 Interleague Eligibility rules may be viewed via the following link:

2017 Interleague Program Eligibility Rules

If you believe you qualify for an exemption from these rules please complete the following form:

Interleague Eligibility Exemption Request

 

INTERLEAGUE COORDINATOR

Please note that Stephen Zayler has been appointed as the interleague coordinator for the Under 14 interleague program. Stephen will be the first point of contact for all player & parent enquiries. Stephen’s contact details are listed below:

Stephen Zayler

SMJFL Interleague Coordinator

0439 394 463

smjflinterleague@gmail.com

 

South Metro Stars Team  Song 

Oh when the Stars,

Go marching in,

Oh when the Stars go marching in,

Oh how I want to be with South Metro,

When the Stars go marching in.

Oh when the Stars (oh when the Stars),

Go marching in (go marching in),

Oh when the Stars go marching in,

Oh how I want to be with South Metro,

When the Stars go marching in.

2017 Interleague Program Eligibility Rules