Some important information about this weeks round and the remainder of the season for both captains and players:
Origin 3 and byes
I had so many requests for early games, therefore we have decided to reverse our decision to run a full program this Wednesday, and instead run an abbreviated program with 7 teams having the bye.
Please note, this was a tricky thing so not everyone could be accommodated but i have done my best. Moreover I was trying to juggle the times on Sunday arvo/evening so double check your fixture if that was the last time you looked at the draw!
What does this mean?
As we are limited a 16 week season, running less games this week means some teams will have one less game which is not ideal. And it also means teams will/have had a lot of byes in the first half of our season.
However for the rest of the season we will be running full programs every night and extended program on the final nights so the vast majority of teams will still get the minimum of 13 games (plus 3 byes) so the impact will be minimal.
Teams are reminded that after this week, final grades will be set and a draw published for the rest of the season. So any requests for the rest of the season need to be in by the weekend.
I still have a few that I’d like to place so if you need some extra players please let me know. Teams shouldn’t be struggling for players when we have so many people keen to get involved.
Signing on and registrations
As membership driven competition teams are reminded that:
- Every player needs to be a member, and hence be registered, we will be chasing up captains over the coming weeks to ensure this is the case
- Every player should sign on when they play, this covers them for insurance and ensures they are eligible for finals.