We're getting towards the business end of the season and finals are only a month away. The reports back from most umpires was that games were played with a good attitude and a healthy respect for the opposition. Contact was kept to a minimum and there were no reports of serious injuries, all in all a good round.
Despite popular belief our umpires do try to be consistent but often it is a hard game to umpire and trying to adjudicate contact can be difficult. We are looking for umpires so if people are unhappy with our current crop I can organize a whistle for you and see how you go. Umpires want to enjoy the game to, so please accept the decision and get on with it.
Can I just remind everyone that swearing and foul language is unacceptable in our competitions and is not the sort of atmosphere we're trying to create, so please assist us in this en devour.
Basil reserve parking -
Apparently a number of guys may have been booked a week or so ago after one resident rang Stonnington with people parked in permit zones and across residents drive ways blocking access to their property.
In future can we please park out the back of Dunlop reserve (DW Lucas) in train carpark (Darling train station) and simply walk down here. That will assist in keeping local residents onside plus hopefully minimise fines for our guys.
Wesley Parking Issues-
People are still parking in where the buses pick up the kids, Inside gate 1 of the Wesley entrance . Please do not park where it says buses only as they still need to pick up kids late due to sports and other events. This is the second time the security has brought it to my attention and it may start to impact on the use of the grounds, please assist.
As you may have seen we have new footy's for the games these are only to be used for the games and not kicked around before hand. They are a touch smaller but otherwise the same do your best to adjsut.
Just a short one this week
As always until next week 'Watch your contact'