Season 2018 shapes as an exciting journey for the South Metro Junior Football League (SMJFL) and it’s Member Clubs.
Helping lead that journey are a number of new staff and board members, who will look to build on the successes of 2017 and strive to achieve our vision to be the most respected independent junior sporting code nationally.
SMJFL Media caught up with Jasmin Cannizzo (Governance Coordinator) ahead of the new season.
SMJFL Media: Tell us about your role and how you’ll be of service to the SMJFL members?
Jasmin Cannizzo: My role as the Governance Coordinator involves ensuring the League is complying with all Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) requirements and implementing the League’s Human Resources (HR) policies, procedures and asset management. Alongside these responsibilities, I’ll be working with all SMJFL clubs as the primary contact for the administration, training, education, registration and management of all Child Safety related matters. Whether clubs need assistance with completing any of the Child Safety standards or updating clubs volunteers on Everproof, I’ll be readily available to assist all enquiries. I will also be working alongside the AFL Victoria Football Development Managers to assist all clubs in achieving ‘Quality Club’ status within the AFL Club Community Improvement Program.
SMJFL: What are some of the exciting projects you’ll be working on this off-season and in 2018?
JC: A project I have been working on in the off-season is the Child Safety Officer educational packs (to be released soon) for all clubs which include a range of templates, information sheets, resources and examples to assist clubs in being 100% compliant. Clubs were surveyed at the end of the 2017 season and they stated that they needed more resources and assistance with complying to the Child Safety standards, hence why there was an emphasis from the League in the off-season to create these educational packs. 2018 is looking to be busy from a governance point of view with the implementation of League OH&S, risk assessment and HR policies and procedures.
SMJFL: What are you looking forward to in 2018?
JC: With a busy season behind us in 2017, this year looks to be even bigger and in 2018 I am looking forward to the League reaching 100% compliance with the Child Safety Standards and implementing new initiatives to empower children.
If you have any questions regarding Child Safety or any other Governance queries, contact Jasmin at firstname.lastname@example.org or on (03) 9553 5985