2021 Appointments Coordinator – Nick Ritchie
M: 0427 831 414
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.
APPOINTMENT PROCESS – UMPIRES
BEFORE Sunday 9pm: Submit CMR and update availability on Schedula
Monday: Appointments Coordinator begins to appoint umpires to games
Tuesday 3:30pm: Appointments released to ALL umpires
Wednesday BEFORE 9am: DEADLINE to accept/decline your game
Thursday/Friday: New games that are available or haven’t been allocated are released via Team App and email. If you can do these games email Nick
Important Note for the Clubs:
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 Cam (0414 622 648) 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.