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WELCOME TO 2018!

Terry Connolly - President

A very warm welcome to all sponsors, supporters, volunteers and players to season 2018. A new season and with it comes the anticipation and excitement for a successful season. Today, sees us swivel away from the off-field administration duties that can be so omnipresent, to the on-field, to the stuff that matters – footy!

Country football is ever changing. And, as the landscape changes so must our plans. In the off season the League initiated a process to develop a Strategic Plan for the period 2018 – 2021. This process involved workshops with committee members, and community leagues to ensure the issues impacting on football across SA were captured as part of our planning process.

As part of our strategic plan – we speak about who are we and what we stand for!

The role of the RMFL is to provide all stakeholders with affordable, accessible, enjoyable and competitive games of Australian Rules football in a safe environment, whilst making a meaningful contribution to the community and the sustainable development of the game.

Put Simply – We are Community Football: A vibrant and sustainable network of inclusive clubs, that are at the heart of every community.

We should never lose sight of the fact that Football Clubs are community Clubs and play a powerful role in assembling communities as well as ensuring younger generations are engaged on a positive platform.

Like all those before it, the year will no doubt deliver a wide range of challenges and opportunities. We face it with a sense of achievement, resolve and purpose, committed to continuing to grow and protect the great game of football for everyone in the RMFL.

As a League we are being challenged to embrace change with a whole raft of considerations, but what won’t change, will be the RMFL steely resolve to

  • provide a safe community to play football,

  • a safe community to volunteer,

  • a safe community to umpire and

  • a safe community to simply be a supporter

What matters more than anything is that when this season is over, football is the winner!

RMFL MISSION STATEMENT

“To provide all stakeholders with affordable, accessible, enjoyable and competitive games of Australian Rules football in a safe environment, whilst making a meaningful contribution to the community and the sustainable development of the game”.

LAST POSSESSION COME IN THIS YEAR

A rule new to our league and is taking off in other leagues is the last possession out of bounds rule. It has been used over the past 2 seasons in the SANFL. The RMFL have chosen to follow this trend to remain consistent with neighboring leagues.

A Free Kick shall be awarded against a Player who:  

Kicks or Handballs the football over the Boundary Line without the football being touched by another Player

For the purposes of defining a kick, a kick shall be an intentional action, not accidental. 

When the ball comes off the foot or lower leg of a player without the intent of the player being to kick the ball, it will be deemed accidental contact and will not be determined as a kick by the umpire and therefore will result in a boundary throw in.  

Where a Player who does not have possession stops the football being touched by an Opposition Player by Shepherding the ball across the Boundary Line where the ball could have otherwise been touched by the player being blocked, then the umpire will not award a free kick but will instead order a boundary throw in.

The RMFL is of the view that the last possession rule will

  • You get less stoppages
  • Encourages free-flowing, attacking play.
  • Reduction in boundary throw ins
  • Scoring will also be increased

The mandate is clear, to reduce the number of stoppages and spread the game, which in turn will increase scoring.

2018 sees the introduction of last possession out of bounds. Here is a demonstration of how it is applied.


MATCH RESULTS

Results     Ladders     Stats


 

RMFL PARTNERS

 

A FIRST FOR THE RMFL

The RMFL opened its season with a female umpiring the main game between Ramblers and Tailem Bend on April 7th. Steph Morrison, a quality League/Zone standard umpire worked with Kym Schenscher and Stuart Graetz on the day.

DAISH-GRUNFOS PLAYER of the YEAR

The 2018 Player of the Year Award is proudly sponsored by Daish Irrigation and Fodder. Daish Irrigation and Fodder have been fantastic supporters of the RMFL over many years and we are delighted to have them involved with this prestigious award.

LEADERBOARD

7 Points
Michael O’Malley (Mannum)


3 Points

Kieran Yakas (Ramblers)
Seb Paynter (Meningie)
Ryan McKaye (Jervois)
Luke Harrowfield (Imperials)
Clinton Walker (Ramblers)
Matthew Kemp (Jervois)

Clint Diment (Mypolonga)

Taite Silverlock (Jervois)


2 Points
Ronald Rankine (Ramblers)
William Paynter (Meningie)
Gareth Williams (Imperials)

Rounds 1 to 9

ROUND 1

ROUND 2

ROUND 3

ROUND 4

ROUND 5

ROUND 6

Round 7

Round 8

Round 9

Round 10

MYPOLONGA VS MENINGIE
Seb Paynter (Meningie) 3
Will Paynter (Meningie) 2
Ben Gogel (Mypolonga) 1

JERVOIS VS MANNUM
Ryan McKaye (Jervois) 3
Mick O’Malley (Mannum) 2
Ryan Willits (Jervois) 1

RAMBLERS VS TAILEM BEND
Clint Walker (Ramblers) 3
Ron Rankine Jr (Ramblers) 2
Nick Pearce (Ramblers) 1

MENINGIE VS JERVOIS
Matthew Kemp (Jervois) 3
Taite Silverloch Jervois) 2
Harrison Slee (Meningie) 1

MANNUM VS RAMBLERS
Kieran Kakas (Ramblers) 3
Mick O’Malley (Mannum) 2
Riley Vanson (Ramblers) 1

TAILEM BEND VS IMPERIALS
Luke Harrowfiled (Imperials) 3
Gareth Williams (Imperials) 2
Dylan Hogarth (Tailem Bend) 1

JERVOIS VS MYPOLONGA
Clint Diment (Mypolonga) 3
James Moss (Mypolonga) 2
Taite Silverlock (Jervois) 1

IMPERIALS VS MANNUM
Michael O’Malley (Mannum) 3
Mitchell Lienert (Imperial) 2
Jamie Honner (Imperial) 1

RAMBLERS VS MENINGIE
Patrick O’Neil (Ramblers) 3
Aaron Pratt (Ramblers) 2
Harrison Slee (Meningie) 1

MYPOLONGA VS IMPERIALS

MANNUM VS TAILEM BEND

JERVOIS VS RAMBLERS

MENINGIE VS IMPERIALS

MANNUM VS MYPOLONGA

TAILEM BEND VS JERVOIS

MYPOLONGA VS TAILEM BEND

IMPERIALS VS RAMBLERS

MENINGIE VS MANNUM

TAILEM BEND VS MENINGIE

RAMBLERS VS MYPOLONGA

IMPERIALS VS JERVOIS

MENINGIE VS MYPOLONGA

MANNUM VS JERVOIS

TAILEM BEND VS RAMBLERS

JERVOIS VS MENINGIE

RAMBLERS VS MANNUM

IMPERIALS VS TAILEM BEND

MYPOLONGA VS JERVOIS

MANNUM VS IMPERIALS

MENINGIE VS RAMBLERS

Rounds 10 to 19

Round 11

Round 12

Round 13

Round 14

Round 15

Round 16

Round 17

Round 18

Round 19

IMPERIALS VS MYPOLONGA

TAILEM BEND VS MANNUM

RAMBLERS VS JERVOIS

IMPERIALS VS MENINGIE

MYPOLONGA VS MANNUM

JERVOIS VS TAILEM BEND

TAILEM BEND VS MYPOLONGA

RAMBLERS VS IMPERIALS

MANNUM VS MENINGIE

MENINGIE VS TAILEM BEND

MYPOLONGA VS RAMBLERS

JERVOIS VS IMPERIALS

TAILEM BEND VS RAMBLERS

MYPOLONGA VS IMPERIALS

MENINGIE VS RAMBLERS

JERVOIS VS TAILEM BEND

IMPERIALS VS MANNUM

JERVOIS VS MYPOLONGA

MANNUM VS MENINGIE

IMPERIALS VS TAILEM BEND

RAMBLERS VS IMPERIALS

MENINGIE VS JERVOIS

MANNUM VS MYPOLONGA

TAILEM BEND VS MANNUM

RAMBLERS VS JERVOIS

MYPOLONGA VS MENINGIE

NO DOGS ALLOWED


RMFL ROUGH PLAY CAMPAIGN

The River Murray Football League does not condone rough play in the form of violence on the football oval. It has instructed Umpires to use all of the necessary tools of discipline they have at their disposal including; the free kick, 50 metre penalty, yellow and red card and umpires report which results in players having to present themselves to the tribunal.

The RMFL have launched a campaign we are calling “NO DOGS ALLOWED”. The intent of the slogan is to create an impression that playing outside of the rules with unnecessary violence through any form of forceful contact we refer to as “Biting” and “Barking”. Biting activities include; kicking, punching, elbowing, bumping an opponent above the shoulders etc. “Barking” activities include; swearing, abuse of umpires, players and officials, vilification and derogatory comments towards others.

All players and officials of the RMFL agree such behaviour is low and unacceptable, and what we will refer to as DOG ACTivities. The intention of the campaign is much similar to the Danny Green initiative of the “Coward Punch”. As a player, you will be seen as a villain, and “not cool” should you engage in any of the DOG ACTivities listed above.

PHOTO GENIUS

 

How lucky we are to have both Bill Bailey of the Murray Valley Standard and Julie Wright from The Blues to share their camera skills with those football skills of our players! 

This lot is thanks to Bill!


THIS WEEK'S GAMES

ROUND 4 – 28/4/18

MYPOLONGA VS IMPERIALS

MANNUM VS TAILEM BEND

JERVOIS VS RAMBLERS

 

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10 Goal Junior Rule
The RMFL through its junior review committee implemented a rule this season known as the 10 goal rule. The intent is to allow more players an opportunity to touch the football when the games are heavily one sided. While the rule has received positive comments, there is still some confusion around setting up after a goal is kicked. Remember, regardless of the score the traditional centre ball up will always commence each quarter. Below is a simple diagram to assist providing further clarity. We will post a copy of this in the football budget this week.
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Final Score
Swans 7-13(55)
Bull Dogs (2-12 (24)
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