Some information that the NFNL have disseminated on the running of the Grand Finals. They have stressed the point regarding ‘NO DOGS’ (even on a leash) are allowed at the grounds and NO ALCOHOL is allowed to be brought into any of the venues
In 2019 there will again be FREE entry into all matches in the WaterMarc Junior Finals Series.
The NFNL will only permit Sportscast Australia to film all NFNL junior grand finals.
The NFNL will place signage at all entrance points at each finals venue, advising patrons that filming of grand finals will not be permitted.
Any patrons caught filming will be asked to stop or risk being ejected from the finals venue.
All grand finals will be available to purchase as a digital download for $16.50. The downloads can be purchased from www.nfnl.sportscastcloud.com
one week after the matches are played.
Money from the sales of all junior grand finals goes to the two competing clubs.
NO DOGS OR ALCOHOL
No dogs (including dogs on a leash) or alcohol are permitted to be brought into any NFNL finals venue. It would be appreciated if all clubs would stress these points with both players and supporters and remind them that alcohol will be confiscated.
NO ALCOHOL WILL BE SOLD AT ANY VENUE AS PER NFNL JUNIOR POLICY.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Spectators are reminded that the following Code of Conduct applies to all patrons.
• Remember that you are there for the participants to enjoy the game.
• Encourage participation, but don’t force it.
• Teach that enjoyment is more important than winning.
• Never ridicule mistakes or losses – supporters are there to support not downgrade.
• Lead by example and respect all players, coaches, umpires and supporters – physical or verbal abuse will not be tolerated.
• Recognise and respect all volunteers who are giving up their valuable time.
• Never publicly criticise umpires – raise personal concerns with club officials in private.
• Do not use offensive comments based on race, religion, gender or ability – you’ll let down your family and your club if you do.
• Remember, vilification not only breaches NFNL Rules, it is against the law. Parents/supporters found guilty may face disciplinary action by their club, the NFNL and possible police action.
PROCEDURE IF GAME IS DRAWN (AS PER NFNL BY-LAW 12.6)
12.6. Drawn Matches in Finals
12.6.1. In the event of a drawn game in any Qualifying Final, Elimination Final, First Semi Final, Second Semi Final, Preliminary Final or Grand Final – the following conditions will apply:
I. Goal umpires confirm scores;
II. Field umpires will re-commence the game (teams will not change ends) for a duration of five (5) minutes. The siren will sound and the teams will change ends and a further five (5) minutes shall be played.
III. If the game is still drawn after the second 5 minute period the siren will sound, the goal umpires will confirm scores and both teams remain in the positions they were in.
IV. The match will recommence from a ball up in the centre of the ground. The time keepers will allow play to continue until the next score when they will sound the siren. The team that scores first is the winner.
V. No time on shall be added to the extra time periods of junior finals matches.
VI. At no stage during extra time are coaches permitted to address their players.