APPOINTMENTS for U14-U18 Grand Finals (September 3rd)

of the 2017 season have been completed.

Good Luck to all players, officials and umpires this week!

Secretaries of competing clubs have been emailed if their games have not been fully appointed.

NOTE FOR this Round: Almost all matches have been fully appointed with field, boundary and goal umpires. Please make sure your teams all have parents ready to do goal or boundary duties if umpires pull out late sick or injured as required per normal weeks.

Weekly note: With any games which have NOT yet been fully appointed with field umpires we are endeavouring to have one appointed by game time, however you would be advised to have someone from your teams ready to take on an umpiring role. Please read below for instructions on what to do in the case of no umpire.


If an umpire has not yet been assigned for one of your team’s games the Umpiring Department will endeavour to supply an available umpire by the time the match begins. However, if there is not an umpire on the above list you are obliged to proceed as if there will not be one supplied. Please be aware of the requirements for Club provided umpires under the SMJFL By-laws:

It is also mandatory in the event that official umpires are not supplied by the league for the HOME team to submit the online match paperwork before 9pm on match day. Even if the umpire comes from the away team, it is the HOME team’s responsibility to ensure paperwork is sent to the league’s Umpiring Dept.

Given the SMJFL is using a new app to submit paperwork in 2017, please ensure the HOME team sends the CMR (including Best & Fairest and Behaviour Ratings) to Amanda (0421 170 756) via a photo taken on a phone and it will be submitted online by us. We STILL require this by 9pm Sunday.

Club provided umpires – As per SMJFL By-law (22.8-22.10)

22.8. Where a Field Umpire is absent or unable to complete a match and another member of the current Umpires Panel is not available:

22.9. The teams involved may agree to appoint a substitute Field Umpire or Field Umpires who shall:

– officiate for the match; and

– have the power to lodge a Report against a player or Team Official; and

– award SMJFL best and fairest votes for the match.

22.10. If no substitute Field Umpire(s) can be agreed upon the match shall be abandoned and the matter referred to the General Manager for a determination regarding allocation of premiership points.