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Finals Approaching...

Hi everyone,

Please read this weeks newsletter carefully as we have a few items which need to be communicated!

If you PLAY in a team which will be in the finals, make sure you click the button below and register the fact with us, so you are not appointed to finals matches. We understand that for the majority of our umpires playing in a final is more important than umpiring - good luck to all those of you with teams in finals!

If you haven't yet filled out our Umpire Survey released last week, please take 5 minutes to complete the survey - link below. It will help us understand what we do well and what we can improve to make your experiences umpiring better.

FOR THE DIARY: Keep aside Monday night 15th August. That is the date for our umpire presentation evening at the Kingston City Hall. Guest speaker will be AFL Umpire Justin Schmitt. There will be awards to umpires who have excelled this season, as well as training and encouragement awards. Make sure you are there. Please RSVP to give us an estimate of numbers for catering by CLICKING HERE
Good luck for playing and umpiring finals over the upcoming weeks!
Amanda Beet
SMJFL Director of Umpiring
0421 170 756

A number of umpires have still not submitted CMRs for earlier in the season. Not only does this mean the other umpires (if any) in the game won't have been paid, it also means we won't have the match reports or votes for that game. CLICK HERE to see if your name is on the list!

Apologies to those of you who haven't yet received your pay for interleague matches yet. I have NOT forgotten you, and was going to have them done this week, but unfortunately I've been a bit sick, and haven't done them yet. Hopefully early next week!


POOR Ratings

Please remember I send the POOR ratings directly to the offending club secretaries. This being the case please save me time by ensuring that the accompanying comments are written in a mature and reasonable way. I find many weeks that I waste time having to "tidy up" these comments before they are fit to be sent to the club!

Click HERE to take our 2016 Umpire Survey. It won't take long to fill out, and will help us plan for the future.
Do you PLAY as well as Umpire?

Please start thinking about finals time. If you are likely to play in a final or two we need to know. Our coaches need to start looking at the number of umpires we'll have available come finals time, and we'd like you to tell us who you play for and what division so we can start planning. There is a button at the bottom of this newsletter to click and submit your details or you can click this link . Even if your team is only a remote chance, please fill out the form.

You may still be able to put your hand up to boundary umpire during the finals IF you can do so without exhausting yourself for your club game.
Umpires on Instagram

As well as our website pages, Facebook and CMR entry via the MDP app we are now also on Instagram! Look for us  under SMJFLUMPS The account is run by our coaches Doug and Asha, and they are endeavouring to make our group as visible as possible with a bit of fun. Just remember to keep any comments you make "clean" as it is an account which reflects the SMJFL. 
Click here to download these very useful references:-

2016 SMJFL Rules Variation Matrix

2016 Umpire Handbook

2016 Laws of Australian Football

2016 SMJFL By-Laws

General Umpire queries: Amanda Beet (Monday-Friday) contact details below
Uniform: Tom Grundy
Appointments: Nick Bergman

MATCH DAY issues: Amanda Beet 0421 170 756 /

Please ensure you have my phone number in your mobile - you NEED to call me urgently on Sunday as soon as possible after a game where there is a report (red card) or serious issue.

NB: If you just have a general query which can be dealt with on another day please don't call me on a Saturday (I do try to have ONE day away from work) or a Sunday when my phone runs hot with MATCH DAY issues.

Before you ring anyone for help on anything please check our website first. Click the link above, then go on to UMPIRES and a range of options will appear. Most of your queries will be answered somewhere on this site.

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Wednesdays from 4.45pm (warmup) for 5.00-6.00pm session.
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