PPT in 2019

Peter Shaw Posted on by Peter Shaw

This week is week 12 of our 17 week season (the longest in Melbourne). So an update of how the rest of the season works is in order!

State/Affiliates Cup

Firstly and most importantly, on Sunday the 03rd of February we have the State Cup. This is a tournament that we would encourage everyone no matter what their level of play to consider getting involved.

We subsidise it heavily and go out out on the hospitality angle so you will enjoy it. Entry can aither be at a team level or by placing several team together so please spread the word and get involved.

Draws grades etc

At this stage all grades are extremely even and almost all teams can make finals. Grades were finalised after week 11 and I have published most of the draw for weeks 12-14 (the balance will be published on Thursday). A draw for week 15 will be published on January 31st. Note in some rare there may still be games between teams in different grades (toe ensure maximum utilisation of the fields) but no teams will be moved up a grade and the path to finals has begun.

For all grades week 15 will be the final week of regular season round robin.  However those teams missing finals playoff for placings so everyone will play through to week 17 (subject to byes if I cannot secure extra space).

Week 16 and 17

Are semi final and grand final weeks for teams making finals. Those teams missing the finals will play off for minor ladder positions in friendly matches (although its all friendly at PPT).

Uniforms

Our uniform policy is now in place. More info at the: FAQ

Great Northern Hotel

Finally hang around for a snag from our BBQ or get down to the Great Northern and have a drink in the beer garden. Every week the referees have beer vouchers available so whether you win or lose ask the referee on your field after the match and he should have one for your team. Social touch is what we are all about!

Flat soled shoes only on fields 5 and 6

Peter Shaw Posted on by Peter Shaw

The fields we use on Brens oval, fields 5 & 6 (east of the zoo) are getting hammered and the current council polices are unclear and in the interests of preserving the fields and maintaining a good relationship with other clubs and the City of Melbourne we have agreed to a flat shoes only policy on fields 5 & 6. Most players already play in runners and no one should be playing on any field in football boots as per our shoe policy, but we have to make this stricter on fields 5 & 6. The above image shoes the maximum amount of tread now allowed on shoes worn on fields 5 & 6. Please ensure this passed on to all your players if you team is playing on those fields as soon as possible so they pack their runners. Please note I´m frustrated too, but the short term pain this season will be worth it next Summer when we return to Princes Park and the new clubrooms.