We would just like to remind everyone that we need to support our club umpires. It would be great if everyone could recognize their efforts at the end of the games.
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WHAT IS A GROUND MARSHALL?
The Ground Marshall is clearly identified by a Yellow Bib.
The Ground Marshall is a representative of the home club and is the pivot point for information for Visiting Teams, Parents and Umpires. The Ground Marshall should be dressed appropriately, i.e.: club shirt, black shorts/long pants and enclosed shoes.
The Ground Marshall oversees the Codes of Conduct on match day and reports to the AFL Brisbane Juniors any breaches of Codes of Conduct and is the first contact point for any disputes/indiscretions that may arise.
Ground Marshall’s Responsibilities
Inspect the ground on match day to ensure it is prepared to acceptable standards
Ensure that games commence at designated times, in consultation with Umpires or if AFL Brisbane Juniors Board Member is present then length of quarters may be adjusted to keep timetable on track.
Ensure First Aid Attendant and stretcher is in place.
Be in attendance to the Umpires prior and after the game and ensure Umpires have an escort on and off the ground.
Be the pivot point for information for Visiting Teams and Umpires, i.e.: meet and greet where possible.
It is important that Ground Marshals conduct themselves in a firm but polite manner and are not over officious when speaking to persons regarding breeches of Code of Conduct.
It is important to note that Ground Marshall’s duties/responsibilities are to Assist/Contribute to the quality Management of Junior Football on Match Day.
Ground Marshall’s should reflect the positive aspects of our Code of Conduct; they should be able to provide a pro-active service to all participants of Juniors Football on Match Day.