The Partners Program provides a vehicle for the League to foster relationships with businesses, local government and like-minded organisations to deliver the best products, services and programs to the SMJFL and SMJFL Member Clubs.
For a latest copy of the Partners Program please look in the ‘Secretaries Corner’, or if you do not have access to this page, please contact Zoe Driver firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on becoming a Partner of the SMJFL and being involved in the Partner Program, please call the SMJFL Offices on 03) 9553 5985.
The Partners Program allows the League to source products and services from a wide range of suppliers within and outside the football industry. This provides the League with better buying power and the ability to offer Member Clubs more products at a better price, which keeps the money in football and importantly in our League. The League purchasing in bulk means we guarantee all match day apparel produced is up to a minimum standard and guarantees the quality for all clubs. Keeping the money in football means we can offset any revenue against Team Affiliation fees, allowing SMJFL to continue to have the lowest Team Affiliation fees of any Junior League in Melbourne.
Direct benefit to SMJFL Clubs
In 2015, the Partners Program is budgeted to provide revenue to the SMJFL of over $200,000. This equates to a subsidy of $521+ per SMJFL team. The annual subsidy has grown since 2012 ($187.16 per team), 2013 ($201.05 per team), 2014 ($521) and will continue to grow if Clubs continue to use more SMJFL Preferred Partners (Clubs must use SMJFL Licensed Partners).
Additionally, the SMJFL Partners Programs provides Clubs with suppliers, at industry competitive prices, in up to twenty (20) expenditure items within a Club budget. This saves Clubs having to spend time sourcing their own suppliers for all of these products & services.
What is included?
The League Partners Program includes these products:
- Match Footballs
- Training Footballs
- Official’s Bibs
- Off Field Apparel
- Match Filming & DVD
- Wristbands (Modified Rules)
- Sports medicine products
- Team Photography
- Canteen Products
- Training equipment
- Match Day Trainers & First Aid
- Club Resources
- Line marking
- Football holiday camps
- Pies/Pastries, Sausage Rolls etc.
- Printing & Design
- Line marking services
- Line marker equipment & paint supply
- Banking, insurance & financial services
- Player development programs