Great to get the 2013 season underway. Unfortunately the weather conditions were not in our favour and we thank those teams who had to endure a last minute changes and also the teams that didn't take to the grounds for their understanding.
Timekeepers – please note as per the Rules & Regulations both competing teams must supply a timekeeper, it is not the responsibility of the host club.
Water Carriers – Water carriers are to run water to the players, get outside the boundary line when not delivering water, not stand in or near the coaches box and under NO circumstances communicate with or “Coach” the players. Unless this situation is brought under control we will be forced to change the rules to similar to the AFL and only allow water carriers on the field when goals are kicked or not have water carriers at all. Could all clubs please reinforce these messages with their water carriers and any potential water carriers.
ID Cards – all Coaches, Assistant Coaches & Team Managers must have and be wearing the appropriate ID Card. Also only one of each color ID Card is allowed in the coaches box, no exceptions including only having one Assistant Coach. Please note Umpires will be instructed to check them.
Smoking & Alcohol – could all clubs please reinforce the policy relating to Smoking & Alcohol.
Good luck to all teams competing this week and we hope the weather is good for us.more -->