Â This weekÂ brings us to week 15 of 17.Â Â Unfortunately I was unable to secure an extra field this week but I am confident that I will haveÂ secure additional space next week so hopefullyÂ all teams can play for the last two weeks!Â Either way every team will get atÂ least 14 games (the mostÂ in Melbourne touch), some teams might get more.
Â All grades areÂ extremely evenÂ coming into the last round, withÂ mostÂ teams are still in the finals hunt. However even if you miss finals, Â everyoneÂ will play through toÂ week 17Â (subject to byes if I cannot secure extra space), with teams not playing finals playing off in friendlys.
Due to its large size C grade (formed from the bottom half of B/C grade)Â have aÂ three week finals seriesÂ which starts this week
Week 16 and 17
Are semi final and grand finalÂ weeks for teams making finals. BecauseÂ weÂ have limited daylightÂ thereÂ isÂ no extra time at RPT. InÂ the event of a draw on full timeÂ the higher placed teams are awarded the win in finals matches. But remember teamsÂ missing the finals will play off for minor ladder positions in friendly matches (although its all friendly at RPT).
As the days are now getting shorter we have now reverted back to a 6PM kickoff for our first time slot.
Our uniform policy is now in place. More info at the: FAQ. I’d suggest using aÂ permanent marker rather than taping on numbers as if the tape falls off you can be penalised and this could determine the match.
Sign on Sheets
Because of the pressure on grounds we need to be able to show council where our players are from. For this reasonÂ I’ve added player suburb and email address to the sign on sheets. I’ll have these detailsÂ copied across from team rego form next week but players need to fill out all this infoÂ this week. Sign on sheets cover you for insurance so they are important.
Great Northern Hotel
Most importantlyÂ hang aroundÂ for a snag from our BBQ or get down toÂ the Great Northern and have aÂ drink in the beer garden. Every weekÂ the referees haveÂ beer vouchersÂ availableÂ so whether you win or lose askÂ Â the referee on your fieldÂ after the match and he should have one for your team. Social touch is what RPT is all about!
See you on the field