We are excited to announce the schedule (details below) for the 2021 Club Conference which commences on Sunday 14 March, 2021 presented by Options Consulting Group and Property Specialists OpenCorp.

The conference will kick off with three live webinars, Football Operations, Grant Writing for Clubs and Love the Game.

Shortly following this a series of pre-recorded sessions will be made available to clubs to watch in their own time with information on Marketing, Healthy Club Canteens, Safe Tackling Practices and Concussion Management.

The league has also planned future sessions to be announced later this year that will form part of the Club Conference schedule.


Live Sessions – Sunday 14 March, 2021

SMJFL 2021 Club Conference – YouTube

LIVE WEBINARS
FOOTBALL OPERATIONS

(Includes Incident Resolution Training)

SMJFL Staff & St Kilda FC

12:00pm – 1:00pm

View recording here

GRANT WRITING FOR CLUBS

Dominique Bebbington

12:00pm – 12:35pm

View recording here

 

LOVE THE GAME

Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

1:00pm – 1:35pm

View recording here

 

CONCUSSION MANAGEMENT

MyPhysio

1:00pm – 2:00pm

View recording here

 

 


Football Operations – View recording here

(including Incident Resolution Training)

(Secretaries*, Registrars, Team Manager Coordinators, Football Operations/Coaching Directors)
Cam Watts, Umpire & Operations Manager – SMJFL, Ian Leach, Football Operations Manager – SMJFL and Nick Ritchie, Football Administration Coordinator – SMJFL.

Join the Football Team for an overview for the 2021 season. We will look into the changes to the 2021 By-Laws, AFL Laws of the Game, NGA & Interleague Academy, Player Pathways, COVID-19 Match Day Protocols and rule changes. This session will also include the Incident Resolution Training. Any questions from clubs can be raised on the day.


Writing Grants For Clubs – View recording here

(Vice Presidents and Treasurers)
Dominique Bebbington, Business Manager -SMJFL

Grants are a great alternative revenue stream for your club but writing a grant application can be an intimidating process. Dominique will help you determine if a grant is right for your club and walk you through the process of writing a successful grant application.


Love the Game – View recording here

(Presidents, Secretaries and Child Safety Officers)
Stephanie Collins, Sport and Life Training on behalf of Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

Our Love the Game program is about revelling in the moments that make sport great by disrupting the normalisation of gambling and encouraging fans, players and the broader community to play an active role in making this happen.

(Presidents, Secretaries and Child Safety Officers)
Stephanie Collins, Sport and Life Training on behalf of Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

Our Love the Game program is about revelling in the moments that make sport great by disrupting the normalisation of gambling and encouraging fans, players and the broader community to play an active role in making this happen.


Concussion Management – View recording here

(Football Operations/Coaching Directors*)
Warrick Pearson, Director – MyPhysio

The most common cause of head injury is concussion and it occurs when a knock to the head causes the brain to move about knocks against the skull or facial bones. Warrick will discuss the appropriate procedures to manage a concussion on game day and what follow up treatment may be required.


Upcoming Sessions

SMJFL 2021 Club Conference – YouTube

RECORDINGS TO BE UPLOADED AS CONTENT BECOMES AVAILABLE
MARKETING FOR CLUBS

Genevieve Thorpe

 

HEALTHY CLUB CANTEENS (TWO SESSIONS)

Sarina Lococo & Monash University students

View content here

SAFE TACKLING PRACTICES

Aaron Hamill

View content here


Marketing For Clubs – Coming soon

(Vice Presidents, Treasurers, Secretaries, Communications and Marketing Coordinators)
Genevieve Thorpe, Marketing Coordinator – SMJFL

How do you promote your club? Do you use billboards, social media or newsletters? Learn the value of social media and the impacts a strong online presence can make. Learn to measure what media are generating the best interaction with your community, and how to maximise those channels’ potential to keep your current and future club members engaged.


Healthy Club Canteens – View content here

(Vice Presidents, Canteen Managers)
Sarina Lococo – SMJFL League Dietitian and Monash University Students

SMJFL Health Promotion and Nutrition Manager Sarina Lococo and her Monash University students will outline the Healthy Club Canteen project together. Learn how to implement Healthy Choices at your canteen from creating policies, educating members and sourcing products, to evaluating the impact on clubs from an economic and nutrition perspective.


Safe Tackling Practices – View content here

(Football Operations/Coaching Directors*)
Aaron Hamill – St Kilda FC

Join Aaron Hamill as he provides information on the current tackling guidelines with expert advice and demonstrations regarding appropriate tackling techniques to help prevent injury that can be taken back to your coaches and players.