Football Department

Welcome to the Marion Rams Football Department

Club Coaches

  • Club Coach – Ben Porter – 0433 519 156
  • Under 16.5’s – Blake Derer
  • Under 14’s – Russell Stanborough – 0411 964 652
  • Under 12’s – Tim Kelly
  • Under 11’s – Jeff Sargent
  • Under 10’s (1) – Darren Banyer
  • Under 10’s (2) – Brent Gibson
  • Under 9’s – Simon Munn
  • Under 8’s (1) – Matt Linke
  • Under 8’s (2) – Brett Fishpool

Club Contacts

Seniors

  • MFC Coaches Coordinator – Colin Lessue
  • MFC Football Director – Graham Hill
  • Merchandise/Uniform Officer – Kym Buckney

Juniors

  • Junior Football Manager – Russell Stanborough
  • Junior Coordinator U12-U16.5 – Bridget Partridge
  • Junior Coordinator U8-U11 – Matt Linke
  • Junior Registrar – Michelle McPherson
  • Merchandise/Uniform Officer – Mary-Jane Massicci

MFC CLUB SONG

Da Da Da  DaDah  Da  Da Da Da Da

Da Da Da Da Da Da …

We are the Green and Gold

We are the old dark green and gold

We’re the team that never lets you down

We’re the only team from Marion town

With all the champions

We like to send up

We keep our ends up

And they will know that they’ve been playing

Against the famous green and gold.

 

(Sang to the tune of the Carlton Football Club Song)

Player Commitment Expectation

All players are expected to adhere to the player code of conduct for their respective leagues, as well as the clubs code of conduct, the Marion Football club has adopted the standard AFL Community Football Code of Conduct and to observe the following;

  • Respect all opposition players, coaches, umpires and spectators.
  • Operate within the rules and spirit of the game.
  • Show respect for other players and do not bring the game into disrepute.
  • Represent the club with dignity and sportsmanlike behaviour.
  • Support the club and its members at training, matches and club functions.

A fundamental of player commitment is an expectation to attend training and games. Football is a team game and as such, others rely on your commitment to attend. If players are unable to attend they need to advise their coach and/or team manager at the earliest convenience.

Players who are injured or rostered off are still expected to attend matches to support team mates and where possible, assist in volunteer roles on game day.

MARION FOOTBALL CLUB VALUES

The Marion Football Club, its officials and players will lead by example and encourage young people to play Australian Rules football, build their fitness, skills and teamwork, and foster their leadership qualities.

Good sportsmanship, courage, fair play and self control will be demonstrated and strongly emphasised by coaches and players on and off the field, along with respect for the rules of the game, the umpires and the decisions that they make.

Supporters, parents and partners of players also have a responsibility to act and behave in a manner that shows respect for other people and does not bring the football club into disrepute.

We as members and supporters of the club must adhere to the rules of the Marion Football Club and the Marion Sports and Community Club, working together to promote a family orientated club and facility for all to enjoy.

Marion Football Club will take every opportunity to provide a positive, healthy environment for our young people to grow to their full potential and be able to take their rightful place within the wider communities.

Marion Football Club will NOT tolerate obscene or offensive language or behaviour, racial abuse, drunken or bullying behaviour from any of the football club’s officials, players or supporters.

Approved and Authorised by the MFC Executive Committee.

SUBSCRIPTIONS 2017

Seniors

  • SENIOR $330
  • CONCESSION $270
  • UNDER 18 $200
  1. Fees must be paid by June 15th (7 games in to season).
  2. Match payments for a grade players will be offset against outstanding fees for the first six games.
  3. Payments by instalments are welcome.
  4. A minimum payment of $50 of fees is required before March 30th. This will entitle you to a club polo shirt and a membership card. (write shirt size on page).
  5. A members draw will be conducted on home game days at post match presentations. Prize ($50) will jackpot if member not present. You will need to have your card to gain free entry to home games (or pay the $5 entry fee) and to be a participant in the first members draw.
  6. Please be aware of the importance of the payment of fees. Our budgeted expenditure for this season is in excess of $150k and fees are a major part of our revenue. To my knowledge our fees are among the lowest in the southern football league.
  7. For any enquiries in relation to the payment of fees contact Peter Goode, Treasurer on 0412 118 171.

Juniors

  • UNDER 14 TO 16.5 YRS $170
    If claiming the sports voucher* $120
  • UNDER 8 TO 12 YRS $140
    If claiming the sports voucher* $90
  • YOUNGER SIBLING DISCOUNT
    $50 per child off fees for each additional child

* Please note, to claim the sports voucher:

  • your child must be in primary school;
  • you must not have claimed it for any other sport in the 2017 calendar year; and
  • you need to provide the club with your child’s Medicare Card Number (including the reference number against their name on the card).
  1. Fees must be paid by the first game of the season on 30 April 2017.
  2. Fees can be paid directly into the Marion Football Club account
  3. Payments by instalments are welcome. If this is your preference please discuss with Russell Stanborough, Matt Linke, Bridget Partridge or Michelle McPherson.

Account Details

Account Name:  Marion Football Club
BSB: 065 116
Account Number: 10014287
Reference: please include child’s surname and reason for payment
(ie) fees or merchandise – if possible also the age group
(ie) Jones U11 Merch

Game day help seniors and juniors

Everyone at Marion Football club is a volunteer and we appreciate the time and effort that goes into making our club run as it does but it does however need more volunteers to help with team fundraising, doing the small jobs that need to be done an match day (description as stated below) without the following task being done we cannot put a team on the field.

GOAL UMPIRE DUTIES

  • Enter details of the match on the scorecard, eg date, date grade, participating teams.
  • Stand behind goal line and in line with the flight of the ball, in order to make correct decisions, i.e. goal or point and signal to the field umpire by the use of hands.
  • Wave the appropriate flag/s after field umpire signals “All Clear”
  • Enter each score on scorecard.
  • Check score with other goal umpire and have the field umpire sign the card at the end of each quarter.
  • After the match, check the score with other goal umpire, sign the card and hand to the field umpire.

TIMEKEEPERS

  • Shall be responsible for the following activities:
  • Ensuring scorecard is filled in correctly, with date grade, participating side and identify on scorecard that is the timekeepers scorecard.
  • Operating the siren and time clock at the home games in conjunction with the visiting timekeeper.
  • Sounding the siren at the commencement of play, end of each quarter and at the end of game.
  • Sounding the siren when the time has been reached to complete the quarter breaks.
  • Keeping an accurate scorecard that should be checked and signed at the end of play and handed to the team manager.
  • Recording the times for players who are ‘sent off’ the field during the course of the match.

 

Grade Playing Time Start Finish
Under 14’s 4 x 15 minutes 8:15am 9:30am
Under 16’s 4 x 19 minutes 9:35am 11:05am
Under 18’s 4 x 20 minutes 11:10am 12:45pm
B Grade 4 x 20 minutes 12:50pm 2:25pm
A Grade 4 x 20 minutes
plus time on
2:30pm

TIMES BETWEEN QUARTERS

  • ¼ time 3 minutes. Siren to be sounded 2 minutes after end of previous quarter.
  • ½ time 7 minutes. Siren to be sounded 5 minutes after end of previous quarter.
  • ¾ time 5 minutes. Siren to be sounded 3 minutes after end of previous quarter.

The home side timekeeper shall be responsible for ensuring that the siren is operated at the designated finishing time of each match. If matches are running late, the timekeepers should confer and reduce the second half to allow the match to finish at the correct time.

PLAYER INSURANCE

All registered and financial players are covered by the AFL Insurance Scheme which assists in covering major non-Medicare costs which may arise as a result of injury.

The cost of an ambulance is not covered by this insurance and players are advised to have private ambulance cover.

AUSKICK

The Club runs an Auskick clinic on Sunday mornings from 9.30am, children from the age of 5 are welcome, and this is a great way for them to learn the basic skills of the game in a fun and safe environment.

The cost of the clinic is decided by the AFL Auskick and includes an Auskick pack. Please check the Auskick website www.aflauskick.com.au for details.

Key Information for Seniors

Competition

Marion Seniors participate in the Southern Football League. The club is bound by the rules and regulations of the SANFL.

The season normally consists of 18 rounds followed by a final series.

Game Start times

Games are played on a Saturday, with B grade starting at 12.50pm and A grade at 2.20pm. Coaches will advise what time players are required to arrive at the ground for warm-up.

The SFL fixture is available at www.sflinc google sflinc…… OR via the Sports TG Game Day app.

Uniform

All seniors are required to have their own Marion shorts and socks (green) for playing. Home games require that players wear their green club shorts and away games require white club shorts. The team guernsey is supplied by the club and need to be returned to the kit bag after every game so they can be washed by the club. Uniforms are available for purchase from the club.
If a player wishes to wear ‘skins’ under their shorts, the SFL requires that they only be beige in colour. Other coloured skins are not allowed and the club will be subject to fines if players do not comply. These fines may be passed onto players.

Volunteers

Volunteers are required to assist with the interchange, time keeping, running water and Scoreboard. Coordination of these rules is managed by the Team Managers…..

Help is also required and welcomed for work on both the BBQ and Canteen on home game days if you can assist please contact Kym Buckney or Jane day or talk to any of the clubs committee

Key Information for Juniors

Competition

Marion Juniors participate in the SANFL Juniors Football League. The club is bound by the rules and regulations of the SANFL.

The season normally consists of 15 rounds. Teams from U12 upwards, play for premiership points and a series of finals games follow at the completion of the round games.

Teams in U8 through to U10 play in a modified game of either 9 or 12 a side, with U11 upwards playing 18 a side.

Game Start times

Games are generally played on a Sunday, although there may be Friday night games scheduled throughout the season. The time of games will vary and families are advised to check on the appropriate fixture at www.sanfl.com.au/home_page_panel/fixtures/ OR via the Sports TG Game Day app.

Coaches will advise what time children are required at the playing field prior to the start of the game for warm-up.

Uniform

All juniors are required to have their own Marion shorts (green) and socks (green) for playing. The team guernsey is supplied by the club and each team will have their own arrangements regarding the washing and distribution of guernseys. From U 14’s upwards, players are required to also have a pair of white Marion shorts to be worn for away games. Uniforms are available for purchase from the club.

If a player wishes to wear ‘skins’ under their shorts, the SANFL requires that they only be beige in colour. Other coloured skins are not allowed and the club will be subject to fines if players do not comply.

Boots with metal tipped sprigs are not permissible in the SANFL competition and no jewellery is to be worn during training or games.

Mouthguards

It is a requirement of the SANFL that all junior players wear mouthguards during games. It is also expected that players will bring mouthguards to training sessions for use in contact training.

Volunteers

Parents are required to help out with games in roles such as team manager, goal umpiring, boundary umpire or time keeper. Team managers and coaches will call on families to volunteer at various times throughout the season.

When playing at home, volunteers are also required to assist with the canteen and BBQ. These are important fundraisers for the club and contribute to the provision of equipment and trophies for players.

It is an expectation that all families will become involved in volunteer roles at least once or twice throughout the season.

FUNDRAISING

Marion Football Club is supported by the Marion Sports and Community Club and sponsors. Fundraising is important for the clubs success and various fundraising ventures are conducted throughout the season. These include raffles, a variety of social functions and the canteen/BBQ at every home game. These fundraisers are all run by volunteers and require the support of players and families to be successful.

SFL OVAL ADDRESSES

  • Aldinga – Port Road, Aldinga Beach
  • Christies Beach – Christies Avenue, Christies Beach
  • Cove – Oval Road, Hallett Cove
  • Edwardstown – East Terrace, South Plympton
  • Flagstaff Hill – Coromandel Street, Flagstaff Hill
  • Happy Valley – Taylors Road, Happy Valley
  • Marion – Sturt Road, Marion
  • Morphett Vale – Wheatsheaf Road, Morphett Vale
  • Noarlunga – Patapinda Road, Old Noarlunga
  • Lonsdale – Sherriffs Road, Morphett Vale
  • Port Noarlunga – Brittain Avenue, Port Noarlunga
  • Reynella – Oval Road, Reynella