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CHANGES TO THE JUNIOR DRAW FROM 12TH JULY, 2014

Published: 2/07/2014 3:42:00 PM
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A review of the remainder of season 2014, has identified scope to create "Catch-up" weekend(s).

This will greatly assist completing current and potential deferred/washed out games while still completing the season as originally scheduled with Grand finals on Aug 30/31, including Championship Divisions playing at Hensley. 

Division 2 and Pennant finals will remain at Heffron with all the pomp and ceremony given to all finals.

 

Aug 2/3:

         All grades will finish competition games.

 

Aug 9/10:

        "Catch-up" weekend. Left free to complete catch up games.

           (NB ESFA will work with clubs to reschedule games for this weekend)

                       

Aug 16/17:

         Finals series commence. Championship & Div 2 play a 3 week finals series.      

          Pennant finals will be over 2 weeks.

 

Aug 23/24:

        2nd week of Finals series including Pennant "Grand Finals"  

 

Aug 30/31:

         Grand Finals for Championships (including Boys U18) and Division 2  

    

NB   Scheduling a "Catch-up weekend" on Aug 9/10 not only allows time for catch up games, it avoids having a week off during the finals as the Hensley Grand Final booking for Aug 30th/31st could not be brought forward.

 

*      "14 game" Competitions:   

 

Boys:  12’s   Championship / 13’s Division 2 / 14’s Division 2 / 15’s Championship

 

Girls:   12’s Championship

 

Scope exists in these competitions to allow a further catch up weekend on July 12th/13th

 i.e. last weekend of School holidays and still finish competition games in line with all other competitions i.e. Aug 2nd/3rd and avoid time off during finals series.

This will involve:

 

*      Rd 12 currently scheduled for July 12/13 being moved to Aug 2/3

 

*      ESFA rescheduling as many of the currently unplayed games onto the weekend of the 12th and 13th of July as possible including those below :

 

G12’s Championship - Sunday 13th of July:

-         Maroubra G12 V Queens ParkG12: 3:00pm at Coral Sea 2

12’s Championship - Saturday 12th of July:

-         Pagewood U12 V Reddam U12: 11:00am at Rowland 3

-         Maccabi U12A2 V Maroubra U12: 2:00pm at 2:00pm

13’s Division 2 - Saturday 12th of July:

-         Mascot U13 V Pagewood U13 Red: 10:15am at L’Estrange Park

-         Pagewood U13 Blue V Maroubra U13B: 12:00pm at Rowland 3

14’s Division 2 - Saturday 12th of July:

-         Mascot U14B V Pagewood U14C: 9:00am at L’Estrange Park

-         Pagewood U14D V Queens Park U14: 2:15pm at Rowland 3

-         Maroubra U14 V Maccabi U14 White: 1:30pm at Coral Sea 2

15 Championship - Saturday 12th of July:

-         Queens Park U15A V Queens Park U15B: 3:30pm at Queens Park 24

-         Easts U15 V Pagewood U15B: 3:00pm at Queens Park 26

 

NB If any of the above teams really cannot play these scheduled games, please fill out a game amendment form, as normal protocol. There will still be a few catch up games to be rescheduled as usual.

 

THE UPDATED DRAW IS NOW CURRENTLY LIVE ON SPORTING PULSE

NB. Under 18s draw will be updated shortly - please be patient

 

Nothing is ever easy and Murphy's Law could well still come into play but in the meantime we believe, with your ongoing support, that these changes will assist in ensuring the competition can be completed as efficiently as possible with all junior players having as much football as possible!

 

 
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