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AJFC Game Leader Fees

Game Leader Fees and Payment
Game Leader fees are payable to certified Game Leaders who attend and lead Mini-Roos football (Under 8 to Under 11) matches at AJFC home fields. 

For the avoidance of any doubt - any coach, manager, parent or even Club Official who acts as Game Leader for any game in the absence of a certified Game leader is NOT entitled to be paid.

1. Game Leaders must be paid their full amount prior to each game by the Abbotsford Juniors team when playing at an Abbotsford Juniors Home ground (Campbell and Lysaght Park). This is the HOME team in the majority of cases.  It is the AWAY team where an Abbotsford Juniors team is playing away game at Campbell or Lysaght Park.

Abbotsford Juniors teams are not required to pay a Game Leader when playing away from Abbotsford Juniors home grounds. 

2. Payments to Abbotsford Juniors Game Leaders must be made in cash and are payable by a single team (not both) according to the following table.  The game will not commence until all payments are made and match sheets completed. 

Abbotsford Juniors Game Leader Fees

2. The Game Leader Payment Record Sheet is the formal record of payment made by a team to Game Leaders and has space for up to 8 match payments.  The sheet must be completed by the team manager or coach and signed or initialled by the Game Leader at each match played.

3. Team Managers are responsible for ensuring team payments are made and that the payment record sheet is signed/initialled by the Game Leader attending.

4. We recommend that team managers take a photo of the Payment Record Sheet regularly as a backup reference

5. Once a form is complete with all 8 matches, please email a copy of the form to treasurer@ajfc.net.au for payment

Match Day Game Leader Fee Reimbursement

1. Payments will be processed in batches and will typically take a week or two for reimbursement.

2. All payments will be EFT to the nominated bank account. Team managers must ensure their details are completed on each form submitted.

3. The Club will not split the referee fee reimbursement amongst 2 or 3 bank accounts. Teams (team managers) should arrange a single person/bank account to receive the reimbursement and where required, distribute payment to others that have contributed for match official fees.

4. The Club appreciates that teams (team managers) are out of pocket for the game leader payments and will try to be as efficient as possible in reimbursing these fees. Please understand that the Club committee are all volunteers and perform these tasks in their free time. If a game leader fee reimbursement is urgent for any reason, then please email treasurer@ajfc.net.au and the Club will do its best to expedite payment.


Forfeits
In the case where a team does not show up for a game, and the game is forfeited, the home team is required to pay the Game Leader in attendance and raise a claim for the amount paid.

Game Leader Payment at other Clubs
The payment of Game Leaders is different from the payment of referees in that only one team (not both) is responsible for payment.  The rule defining which Club is responsible for payment of a game leader has been clarified by the Association and is defined as follows:
The full payment of the Game Leader or CRA Referee acting as a Game Leader is to be made by the Club/Team associated with the field where the game is being played in all instances.

The result is that the only time an Abbotsford Juniors team is required to pay a Game Leader is when they are playing at one of Abbotsford Juniors home grounds, Campbell Park and Lysaght Park.  That team is responsible for the complete payment.

Abbotsford Juniors teams should not pay a Game Leader or Referee acting as a Game Leader in any other circumstance.  Should a team, referee or Game Leader insist upon payment, please ask to speak to a local Club official to clarify the situation.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  If you have already paid a Game Leader or Referee this season, do not be concerned.  The Club will recognise and reimburse all payments made to Game Leaders and/or Referees to this point in the season.

To help understand how this works, we’ve provided a series of examples below.
1.       HOME GAMES played at AJFC HOME FIELDS (Campbell Park and Lysaght Park) - the HOME team is solely responsible for the payment of the Game Leader
Example: AJFC is playing Burwood in an Under 8/1 game at Campbell Park Mini 1 as the home team. The AJFC team is solely responsible for the payment of the Game Leader and can claim this from the Club

2.       AWAY GAMES at AJFC HOME FIELDS (Campbell Park and Lysaght Park) – the team from the HOME field is solely responsible for the payment of the Game Leader.  Where the game involves two Abbotsford teams, the team nominated as the HOME team (Point 1) is solely responsible for the payment of the Game Leader
Example: AJFC is playing Concord in an Under 9Girls/3 game at Lysaght Park Mini 1 but is the away team.  The AJFC team is solely responsible for the payment of the Game Leader and can claim this from the Club

3.       HOME OR AWAY GAMES played at another team’s HOME FIELD – the team from the HOME field is solely responsible for the payment of the Game Leader
Example: AJFC is playing an away game against Five Dock in an Under 11/2 game at Nield Park Half 1. The Five Dock team is responsible for the payment of the Game Leader
Example: AJFC is playing a home game against Russell Lea in an Under 10 Girls/1 game at Queen Elizabeth Half 1. The Russell Lea team is responsible for the payment of the Game Leader


4.       HOME OR AWAY GAMES at NEUTRAL FIELDS (rare but possible) – the host Club controlling the neutral field is responsible for the payment of the Game Leader (neither of teams playing the game should pay)
Example: AJFC is playing Five Dock Under 9/3 at Majors Bay Reserve Mini 1.  Concord as the host Club is responsible for the payment of the Game Leader.

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