A draw for week 1 (grading round 1) has been published and is available here:
This is for week one grading only. Our first two weeks are grading rounds and the results do not count towards regular season places. However all teams should note that I will do further regrading during the first half of the regular season.
Teams will have byes from time to time so it is possible your team will have a first week bye (if so will be noted on the below draw). Please note the following points:
- The format will be two half length games for every team (the referees will explain it on the night).
Secondly the council have promised to mark our fields on Monday or Tuesday the 20th for week 1 on Wednesday 22nd. If they have not done so by Tuesday the 21st I will postpone week 1 by a week. This is out of my control, if this happens the website will be updated and a general email sent out Tuesday evening (it is unlikely so just assume its going ahead unless you hear otherwise.)– Update the fields are marked, good to go!
- Thirdly have had a record number of entries. To accomodate additional these additonal teams and still give every team a 13-14 game season (the longest in Melbourne) we will conduct 4 weeks where we will run games at 9 pm. To reward those teams that enterred early I will try to avoid giving those teams 9 pm game (where I can).
- We have a case in which teams have chosen the same name. Their captains will need to decide on new names but in the interim if your team name is Northern Exposure please double check as your captains name will be in brackets folloowing the teams name in the fixture to distinguish them.
- As it is grading and we have new teams mismatches can and will occurr, we run grading to try to prevent having those sort of mismatches during the regular season.
Finally I’d just like to say it is great to be back, we have grown again to be the biggest one night of touch in the state and our regular teams just keep coming back. I can’t wait to get out there Wednesday evening!