A trio of changes are set to take effect for our 2023 domestic competitions for the Winter 2023 season.
1: Saturday Fixture Structure
A proposal put forth by the Junior Domestic Club Forum to restructure the Saturday Junior Boys fixture schedule has been approved. The new fixture schedule is aims to assist with fill-ins across multiple age groups, and allow players to play additional games in older age groups. The new schedule allows for gaps between sequential age groups (eg. U9, U13, then U10), giving fill-in players or those playing multiple games ample time to commute to their additional matches. The new structure was proposed and voted on by our Junior Domestic clubs.
WINTER 2023 – SATURDAY BOYS FIXTURE STRUCTURE:
U11 / U8 overflow
U9 / U11 overflow
U9 / U13 overflow
U10 / U13 overflow
U15 / U10 overflow
U12 / U15 overflow
U12 / U14 overflow
U16 / U18 overflow
2: Team Sheet Fees
With inflation having a direct effect on operating costs, team sheet fees will increase by $3 per team for all competitions. The increase is necessary to ensure that we can continue to run our competitions at a high standard.
3: Junior Points System
Finally, an amended points system for our Junior Domestic competitions has been approved. Boys (U7-U15) and Girls (U7-U14) teams are still allocated nine (9) player points, with a revision to ‘Homegrown’ player points (now worth one point) allowing teams to maintain their home grown athletes with minimal impact on team points.
WINTER 2023 – JUNIOR DOMESTIC POINTS SYSTEM:
Player who has never transferred to another club (plays at their club of origin)
Player that transfers to another club will take on an additional transfer point for a total of four played seasons. After the four seasons have transpired, the player will then be referred to as ‘Non-Homegrown’
Player has transferred to another club and has completed four seasons at their new club as a ‘Transfer Player’
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