Operations Manual

Operations Manual

Operations Manual

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 1 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 OUTBACK RUGBY LEAGUE (ORL) Operations Manual Season 2018

Operations Manual

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 2 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Table of Contents ORL CHIEF CONTACTS 2018 . . 4 2018 ORL Advisory Committee Members . . 4 Helpful web addresses/links . . 4 BASE COMPETITION RULES . . 5 About Outback Rugby League Cup . . 5 No-Alcohol policy . . 5 Number of players permitted to take the field of play . . 6 Points System . . 6 Outback Rugby League 2018 policy on forfeits . . 7 Match sheets .

. 8 Sin Bins and Send Offs . . 9 Senior Registration Fees . . 10 Playing Uniforms . . 10 Regular season matches . . 11 Finals series matches . . 12 Outback Rugby League 2018 policy on premature conclusion of matches (mercy rule . . 13 Early calling of full-time in other instances . . 14 Club reporting requirements for matches ended prematurely (outside of mercy rule . . 14 REGISTRATION AND CLEARANCES . 15 Outback Rugby League 2018 policy on playing rosters . . 15 Outback Rugby League 2018 policy on unregistered players . . 16 Outback Rugby League 2018 clearance policy . . 17 THE Country Rugby League of NSW Clearance Policy – Endorsed by the ORL .

. 19 CLEARANCE TYPES . . 19 POLICY FOR ON-LINE CLEARANCES . . 20 Outback Rugby League 2018 policy on Far West Playing Agreement . . 21 Outback Rugby League 2018 policy on underage players . . 21 Outback Rugby League 2018 policy on player payments . . 22 Referees . . 23 Tackling Domestic Violence Program 2018 . . 23 MATCH DAY PROCEDURES SEASON 2018 . 24 The ORL and CRL are responsible for . . 24 During fixtures, the Home Club is responsible for . . 24 At the completion of fixtures, the Home Club is responsible for . . 25 Determination of Home Club . . 26 ALL clubs are responsible for . . 26 If clubs are unable to source volunteers .

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ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 3 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Possible sanctions for any ORL club not meeting the match day policy . . 27 PROCEDURE FOR PAYMENT OF ANY FINES/PENALTIES HANDED DOWN BY ORL/CRL . 28 JUDICIARY PROCEDURE MANUAL . 29 A guide to ORL judiciary hearings . . 29 An Overview of the ORL base points system . . 29 Who has to face an ORL judiciary . . 30 The judiciary Chairperson’s duties . . 30 The Judiciary . . 30 What is Misconduct . . 31 Preliminary Judiciary Proceedings . 32 Outback Rugby League charge sheet . . 32 Notice of election paperwork . . 32 Judiciary hearings .

. 32 SERIOUS matters are referred directly to judiciary . . 33 Appeals . . 33 Off-field and Code of Conduct matters . . 33 NSW Rugby League Tough Love guidelines (JUNIORS only . . 33 The Country Rugby League base points penalty judiciary guide . . 34 CRL Judiciary Points System Summary . . 35 Calculation example of CRL Judiciary points system summary . . 36 ORL Social Media Policy . . 37 NRL Code of Conduct . . 38 ORL CRITICAL DOCUMENTS CATEGORY . 39 ORL Charge Sheet . . 40 ORL Notice of Election . . 41 Acknowledgement of Receipt – National Code of Conduct . . 42 A players’ agreement upon signing NRL Registration Form .

. 43 ORL 2018 policy for clubs on making official reports/complaints . . 44 ORL Ground Incident Report Form . . 45 ORL On-Field Incident Report Form . . 46 Far West Playing Agreement Season 2018 . . 47 ORL Pre-Game Safety Checklist . . 49 ORL Playing in Higher Age Division Form (For Senior Football . . 51 ORL Grand Final Day Fundraising Policy . . 52 ORL Grand Final Day Awards Policy . . 53 ORL Club and Ground Manager Referee Payment Sheet . . 55 ORL Scoring Summary 2018 . . 56 ORL Club Sign-On Sheet . . 57

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ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 4 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 ORL CHIEF CONTACTS 2018: Mr Desmond Rumble - ORL Chairperson 0498617412 desrumble@hotmail.com ORL Email Address MAIN ORL CONTACT SOURCE outbackrugbyleague@gmail.com ORL Judiciary – Mr Jim Hickey, Mr Lyndon Pace and Mr Darren Hall CONTACT ORL outbackrugbyleague@gmail.com Domestic Violence Chairman Mr Michael Stoltenberg CONTACT ORL outbackrugbyleague@gmail.com Mr Eric Craney – ORL Board Member bulwick53@gmail.com Mr Lyndon Pace – ORL Administration Support/IT Officer outbackrugbyleague@gmail.com Dallas Reeves – CRL Far West Competitions Support officer dreeves@crlnsw.com.au 0418811483 Evan Jones – CRL Regional (Western) Operations Co-ordinator ejones@crlnsw.com.au Peter Clarke – CRL Regional Area Manager (Western) pclarke@crlnsw.com.au 2018 ORL Advisory Committee Members Peter Ballard - Broken Hill United – 0447 173 996 – peter.ballard1@det.nsw.edu.au Sandra Clark – Broken Hill Geebungs – 0419 879 267 – sandra.j.clark@det.nsw.edu.au Paul Kemp – Broken Hill Saints – 0427 117 041 – paul.kemp@mphousing.com.au Barry Philp – Menindee Wedge Tailed Eagles – 0429 784 334 – riverview99@bigpond.com Michelle Kelly – Menindee Yabbies – 0457 820 180 – michellekelly04@yahoo.com.au Rhonda Hynch – Parntu Warriors – (08) 8091 5805 parntuwarrios@hotmail.com Brendon Adams – Wilcannia Boomerangs – 0447 869 555 – brendona@mprec.org.au Helpful web addresses/links: CRL NSW Resources http://www.crlnsw.com.au/index.php?id=5 Play NRL: www.playnrl.com.au ORL website: www.orl.net.au

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 5 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 BASE COMPETITION RULES About Outback Rugby League Cup; The Outback Rugby League is a Cup/Second Division competition in Broken Hill, Menindee and Wilcannia regions of the Country Rugby League of NSW (CRL). It was formerly a CRL Group competition known as Group 12 Rugby League and was re-formed under the ORL banner as a Cup/Second Division competition. The competition caters for senior and junior league tackle or tag where applicable. The 2017 premiers were the Broken Hill Saints who defeated Wilcannia Boomerangs 24-22 in last year’s grand final at Memorial Oval, Broken Hill.

ALL Regular Season matches shall be played on Saturdays. Finals series matches shall commence at such times, and be played at such venues, as may be directed by the ORL and CRL on a Saturday or Sunday. DRUGS At all times Players will continue to comply with the NRL/CRL anti-doping rules and are subject to random drug tests. No-Alcohol policy: The Outback Rugby League has adopted an alcohol free policy and as such no club is to sell alcohol or allow alcohol to be consumed at any venue. Any patrons witnessed consuming alcohol will have it confiscated and be removed from the ground.

Any intoxicated players, staff or spectators are to be escorted from the ground under the supervision of the ground manager.

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 6 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Number of players permitted to take the field of play: The maximum number of players allowed to compete from any club in one game is nineteen [19). As per the rules of rugby league football, the maximum amount of players any team can have on the field at one time is thirteen (13) players. Each team is allowed to use six (6) interchange players. There are unlimited interchanges allowed throughout the match. There is however, a limit to two (2) interchanges per substitution to minimise the players and trainers occupying the sideline.

An interchange occurs when the player departing the field crosses the playing lines which constitute the ‘field of play’ at which point the player being substituted on may enter the field of play. If any player is sin-binned or sent-off, that player CANNOT be replaced. I.e. if one player is sin- binned, that team will play with twelve (12) players for that 10-minute period. If one player is sent- off, that side is down to twelve (12) players for the REMAINDER of the MATCH and so on. I.e. if a side has side has two (2) players sin-binned at the same time, that side is reduced to eleven (11) players.

If two players have been SENT OFF from the same team, that side must field eleven (11) players only for the REMAINDER of the MATCH.

Points System: Competition points shall be awarded as follows: WIN – two (2) points DRAW – one (1) point LOSS - zero (0) points FORFEIT – Minus two (-2) points BYE – two (2) points

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 7 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Outback Rugby League 2018 policy on forfeits: A strong deterrent is needed to prevent avoidable forfeits to maintain the integrity of competition in the Outback; therefore the following rules will apply;  Any team not prepared to commence a match within fifteen (15) minutes after the time directed shall be deemed to have forfeited that match unless satisfactory reasons for the delay are given to the Member Group / Division prior.

 If any ORL club forfeits a match during the regular season, the following will occur; (a) Any forfeit will be declared as a 70-nil loss to the offending team for the purposes of for and against (and recorded as a 70-nil win to the non-offending team). (b) In addition, any side that forfeits a match will lose two (2) competition points. (c) The offending team can be fined a minimum of $500.00 for a forfeit if notice is not given at least 24 hours prior and/or a valid reason not provided. (c) Any club that accumulates TWO (2) forfeits will be expelled from the competition for the remainder of the season.

Such a club would have to then apply for re-entry to the competition for the following season.

(d) Any club that forfeits after round eight (in a 10-round competition), round nine (in an 11- round competition) or after round 10 (in a competition of 12 rounds or any further length) will automatically be expelled from the remainder of the 2018 season. Such a club would have to then apply for re-entry to the competition for the following season.  If any club forfeits a match during the finals series, the following will occur; (a) The offending club loses the match. (b) The offending club is fined a minimum of $1000.00. (c) The offending club will be expelled from the competition for the remainder of the season.

 In all instances outlined above; (a) The ORL and/or CRL may consider extenuating circumstances in regards to a forfeit. In this instance, an ORL club must document any circumstances (must be unforseen and unpreventable) regarding a forfeit to outbackrugbyleague@gmail.com The ORL Board will consider the evidence on a case-by-case basis.

(b) In the event of exceptional circumstances, a club can appeal this expulsion from the competition to the Outback Rugby league Executive Management committee.

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 8 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Match sheets: In 2018, the ORL will have two separate sheets for match-day operations;  ORL Club Sign-On Sheet (Team Sheet). To be filled out by each club individually and taken to match desk.  ORL Scoring Summary (to score each match). The official ORL scoring summary (or live scoring if used) must be filled in correctly.

Individual club team sheets cannot contain players that are not registered with the ORL. All players must sign their club’s official sign-on sheet before they are eligible to take the field of play in ANY ORL competition match.

The manager from each side is responsible for their club’s sign-on sheet for ALL matches their side participates in. These must be signed prior to the commencement of the game by both teams at the official table thirty (30) minutes prior to kick off. Failure to fill out the match sheet correctly more than once by the same team CAN result in disciplinary action against the offending club. All ORL Match Scoring Summaries are to be signed off by match referee, and scorers. Referees and/or a nominated representative of the league or ORL clubs will fill in the three (3), two (2) and one (1) best and fairest points.

It is the responsibility of the HOME club (in consultation with the appointed Ground Manager) to email match sheets to the outbackrugbyleague@gmail.com by 6.00pm on the day of the match.

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 9 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Sin Bins and Send Offs: Any player who during the course of the match is temporarily dismissed (i.e. sin-binned) must first report to the time keepers table so that the period of temporary suspension can be monitored by the sin bin operator(s). The dismissed player(s) must then be escorted to a change room by a club official and the ground manager or security officer.

The dismissed player(s) will be called to the timekeeper’s area when indicated by the timekeepers.

If a player is SENT OFF he must then be escorted to their own dressing room until he has changed out of his playing uniform by a club official, and then can watch the balance of the game – BUT FROM OUTSIDE OF THE ROPES/FENCE. HE CANNOT COME BACK INTO THE PLAYING AREA AT ANYTIME DURING AND AFTER THE GAME. If any player is sin-binned or sent-off, that player CANNOT be replaced. I.e. if one player is sin- binned, that team will play with twelve (12) players for that 10-minute period. If one player is sent- off, that side is down to twelve (12) players for the REMAINDER of the MATCH and so on.

I.e. if a side has side has two (2) players sin-binned at the same time, that side is reduced to eleven (11) players. If two players have been SENT OFF from the same team, that side must field eleven (11) players only for the REMAINDER of the MATCH.

Any player SENT OFF will receive notice of charge from Judiciary chairman and/or Match Review Coordinator via email to his club thus being able to decide whether to plead GUILTY or NOT GUILTY to the charge he receives. The notice of charge is to be returned to the ORL as per instructions.

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 10 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Senior Registration Fees: A $100.00 registration fee per player will apply to ORL Clubs for the 1st to 25th player registered at any ORL Senior club. A $170.00 registration fee per player will apply for the 26th to 30th player registered at any ORL Senior club (if application approved is approved by ORL Board).

No club can register more than thirty (30) players at any stage of the season or field more than twenty-five (25) registered players after 30 June, 2018.

ORL Clubs must seek approval from the ORL Board before registering any more than twenty-five (25) players. All ORL players are only responsible to pay $100.00 in registration fees to their nominated club, regardless of when they are registered. Any player that has not played a game in season 2018 can be de-registered at NO cost to the club. Therefore, should such a player seek a clearance to another club, clubs CANNOT ask that player for $100.00. Each club will be invoiced for the total amount of senior players registered at June 30, 2018. Any club that has failed to pay their registration invoice by the nominated due date will be ineligible to accrue points until such time as the owing balance has been paid.

Playing Uniforms: SENIOR and JUNIOR on field uniforms must be purchased through a licensed CRL supplier (CSM, Zibara, Classic, Paladin, and Struddy Sports) and should carry the club and Country Rugby League logos at a minimum along with any other logos the ORL board may request. Please note; the CRL/NRL will NOT be supplying club uniforms for season 2018. Jerseys, shorts and socks will be the responsibility of each club. If any club is having difficulty finding a CRL Licensed supplier, please utilise the links below.

CLASSIC SPORTSWEAR: http://www.classicsports.com.au/index.php/contact-us STRUDDYS: http://www.struddys.com.au/Contact.php CSM: http://www.csminternational.com.au/contact-us.html PALADIN: http://www.paladinsports.com.au/contact-us ZIBARA: http://zibara.com.au/contact/

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 11 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Regular season matches: All senior matches shall be thirty-five (35) minutes each way with a ten (10) minute half-time break. Time off will be played in first grade. Any time outs will be signalled by the referee in charge at his discretion and within the rules of the game. Matches can be called off earlier if deemed necessary. The ORL will also have a 60-point ‘mercy rule’ in season 2018 which may mean the premature conclusion of any fixture.

In all grades, the sin-bin clock shall be synchronized with the game clock under the supervision of the ground manager and table officials.

There will be NO extra-time in the instance of a draw in any grade during the regular season. REGULAR SEASON KICK-OFF TIMES WILL BE ADVISED BY THE ORL Executive in collaboration with the ORL Referees. In a triple-header situation, this will generally be; Game 1: 11:30am Game 2: 1:00pm Game 3: 2:30pm

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 12 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Finals series matches: In respect of finals series matches in which scores are level at the end of regular time the following provisions shall apply: a) If scores are equal at the conclusion of normal time, a period of ten (10) minutes extra time (5 minutes each half) will follow b) The commencement of the period of extra time shall be determined by the toss of a coin as described under the Laws of the Game c) After the first half of five (5) minutes, the referee shall cease play and teams shall immediately change ends.

The team that did not kick off to commence the initial half of extra time will kick off to commence the second half d) If the scores are still level at the end of the ten (10) minute extra time period a further period of “golden point” extra time shall be played whereby play will continue on an unlimited basis until the first point/s have been scored to determine the winner of the match e) If a try is scored in this further period of extra time the conversion kick will not be permitted f) The commencement of this period of “golden point” extra time shall be determined by the toss of a coin as described under the Laws of the Game.

FINALS SERIES MATCH KICK-OFF TIMES/DATES WILL BE ADVISED BY THE ORL Executive in collaboration with ORL Referees.

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 13 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Outback Rugby League 2018 policy on premature conclusion of matches (mercy rule): The ground manager shall advise the match referee to call full-time in any Barwon Darling Rugby League or Outback Rugby League match immediately at the instant;  A team accumulates a lead of 60 points during any senior, ladies league tag or junior fixture (mercy rule).  Under the mercy rule, the maximum for-and-against points any side can register in any match which play commences (not a forfeit) is a 60-point victory, for example.

Once a lead reaches 60 points, the match will immediately conclude. (E.g.; No conversion kick at goal after a try, no restart of play after a penalty or field goal to reach a lead greater than 60 points).

 Should play be accidentally allowed to proceed past this point, the match will be recorded as a maximum victory of 60 points to the winning side. (E.g. If a match sheet is presented as a 78-6 win, it will be recorded as a 66-6 win as the match should have been halted earlier). Voluntary conceding of defeat by any side during match (i.e. walking off field of play);  If any side starts a match but concedes defeat and leaves the field of play not to return when behind by less than 60 points, (i.e. a team walks off at half-time down 34-nil) that team will be considered to have succumbed under the mercy rule.

The match will be recorded as a 60- point win to the non-offending side.

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 14 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Early calling of full-time in other instances: The ground manager or match referee can also call full-time in any Barwon Darling Rugby League or Outback Rugby League match if any of the following circumstances occur;  The ground manager believes it is not safe for play to continue and that players/match officials or spectators may be at risk at injury/illness.  A venue is subject to emergency circumstances, which can include a natural disaster (e.g.; earthquake, flood, fire etc.), a situation where the safety of players or match officials is potentially or actually at risk (e.g.; lightning, heat wave, insufficient accredited/qualified safety staff or sports trainers available etc.) or any other circumstances as the Ground Manager declares to be an emergency circumstance (e.g.; any dangerous/interfering spectator and/or player/match official misbehaviour leading to fears for safety of any or all persons at the venue)  The following from the Laws of the Game; A referee may, at his/her discretion, temporarily suspend or game prematurely terminate a match because of adverse weather, undue interference by spectators, misbehaviour by players, or any other cause which, in his opinion, interferes with his/her control of the game.

Club reporting requirements for matches ended prematurely (outside of mercy rule):  Any match that is ended prematurely (except for the proposed 60-point mercy rule) needs to be accompanied by ORL Ground Incident Report Forms or ORL On-Field Incident Report Form to be completed by the ground manager and match referee by 6.00pm the day after the match was completed and sent to outbackrugbyleague@gmail.com  The ORL Board will then review the completed ORL Ground Incident Report Form or ORL On- Field Incident Report Form and make any further determinations necessary in regards to sanctions/punishments/official match result determination on a case-by-case basis and in- line with existing ORL policies at the time.

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 15 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 REGISTRATION AND CLEARANCES: Outback Rugby League 2018 policy on playing rosters:  Each club is permitted to register up to twenty-five (25) players at a cost of $100.00 per player. (Full registration fees are $170.00 per player in CRL competitions).  Teams can request an additional player registration after the twenty-five (25) player limit, but only one player at a time. The ORL Board will assess each registration request on a case-by-case basis. If approved, teams will be charged $170.00 per player for any such additional player.

No ORL club can have more than thirty (30) players registered at any stage of the season. No club will be able to apply for any additional player registration (above 25) on or after 16 June.  Any player who does not play a game for a club can be de-registered free of charge to the club.

 A player who plays a senior ORL competition game can be removed from a club list on or before 16 June, but the club will still be charged for this player (either $100.00 or $170.00) depending on player number.  At 16 June, teams must reduce their list to 25 players for the remainder of the season. This 25-player list is to be emailed to outbackrugbyleague@gmail.com  All ORL clubs are encouraged to support the referral of any excess players to those clubs experiencing difficulties in meeting the required senior playing roster.  Financial players that are cut by any club at 16 June can apply for a clearance to another ORL club that does not have twenty-five (25) registered players.

This trade period ends on 30 June.

 At July 1, all final twenty-five (25) player lists will be finalised for every ORL club.  All players must be registered and cleared prior to taking part in any match. To be registered, players must complete the online NRL registration form.  If a player is not on the final list and plays after 30 June, refer to policy for unregistered players.  No player will be registered or cleared for the current season in the ORL if they have not applied for registration and/or a clearance on 30 June or before.

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 16 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Outback Rugby League 2018 policy on unregistered players: All players to be eligible to play in the ORL competition;  Must be registered with their current club via the on-line link https://playnrl.com/register/ and then follow the link for your club  If a clearance is required to complete any registration, it must be completed before 5.00pm on the Friday (Broken Hill time, CST) preceding any competition match.

If a club is found guilty of playing of unregistered player/s in accordance with this policy and/or the ORL underage player, ORL clearance or ORL playing roster policies, the following sanctions will apply in the 2018 season;  First offence minimum penalty - $500.00 fine and the loss (2) of two competition points if the offending side wins the match. $500.00 fine if the offending side loses the match.  Second offence minimum penalty – loss of two (2) competition points regardless of match result and a $1000.00 fine.

 Third and any following offence minimum penalty – loss of two (2) competition points regardless of match result and a $1500.00 fine.

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 17 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Outback Rugby League 2018 clearance policy: ORL to ORL Clearance;  For the duration of the 2018 ORL season (commencing April 28, 2018), any Outback Rugby League (ORL) to ORL clearance submitted by the Wednesday before the weekend’s matches will be considered for approval after appropriate consideration of the relevant facts and any related league polices existing at the time.

ORL Clubs have until 4.00pm Friday to respond to the clearance request. If the clearance is not approved by the club the player is departing by 4.00pm Friday, if deemed an acceptable clearance by the ORL as above the ORL will clear the player on the departing club’s behalf to be eligible to play that weekend.  Any clearance request made by a club on Thursday or Friday can be approved if the player is cleared by the club he is departing and the ORL by 5.00pm Friday. If the player is not, they will be ineligible to play that coming weekend, but will be considered for approval at a later date after appropriate consideration of the relevant facts and any related league polices existing at the time.

 NO clearance requests at any level will be accepted on game day. The NSW Country Rugby League deadline is 5.00pm on Friday.  NO clearance request can be made after 30 June in any year/season. All other clearances (from outside of the league into the ORL);  If the player is not cleared by all previous levels and the ORL by 5.00pm Friday, the player cannot be cleared to play that weekend.  NO clearance request can be made after 30 June in any year/season.

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 18 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Number of clearances allowed in a season;  For the duration of the 2018 ORL Season (commencing 28 April, 2018) and subsequent seasons thereafter all players shall be permitted ONE (1) Intra League (ORL to ORL) request.

ONLY in exceptional circumstances will the league consider approving clearances outside of this provision. Clearances submitted to the league claiming exceptional circumstances will be considered by the ORL board on a case-by-case basis and if deemed not to meet the provisions of an exceptional circumstance then the request will be denied and subsequent advice either verbal or written will be provided by the board to the player and or club in question stating the reason/s for such denial.

 A player can play for a maximum of two (2) ORL Clubs in any one season. The one (1) Intra League clearance or transfer request policy is designed for this purpose. Once a player is granted an Intra League ORL to ORL clearance to another ORL club, they ARE NOT permitted to clear/transfer again to another ORL club during that season, unless exceptional circumstances are approved by the ORL board (as above).  The first Inter League clearance/transfer from a player requesting to come into the ORL league from a team/club outside of the league or vice-versa IS NOT considered a transfer/clearance request.

(I.e., a player can clear/transfer from, for example, Bathurst Panthers (Group 10) to Menindee Yabbies (ORL), or Yabbies to Panthers. From that point, a player can only apply for one (1) additional clearance to join their previous ORL club or another ORL Club. If at this point they decide to leave the ORL (Inter League) Clearance, they ARE NOT permitted to re-join the League that season should they decide to again transfer/clear outside the league at this point, unless exceptional circumstances are approved by the ORL board (as above).

 Exceptional circumstances can include but not be limited to any player/s that is deregistered by an ORL club due to excess player numbers.

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 19 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 THE Country Rugby League of NSW Clearance Policy – Endorsed by the ORL: Please note, all ORL players are allowed only ONE (1) ORL to ORL Intra League clearance request per season from April 28, 2018, unless there are exceptional circumstances. That means all ORL players must use their one (1) Intra League clearance opportunity wisely.

CLEARANCE TYPES a. Intra League Clearances - Where a player is transferring from a Club in one CRL ORL to a Club in the same CRL ORL b. Inter Group Clearances - Where a player is transferring from a Club in one CRL Group to a Club in another CRL Group.

c. Overseas / Interstate / NRL / NSWRL Clearances - Where a player is transferring from a Club not under the control of CRL to a CRL club. 2. a. All players eligible to play international age football require a clearance before registering with a new club. b. International age football is defined as being 13 years and above. c. A new club is defined as a club with which the player was NOT registered in his previous playing year. d. When applying 2 c. it should be noted that a player’s previous playing year may not necessarily be the previous calendar year.

3. On completion of his contractual obligations to a Club, and unless he listed as a defaulter, a player is free to be cleared from his previous Club, subject to the payment of any Development Fees.

4. Local Leagues and Clubs shall not permit a player to take the field until such time as the player is cleared and properly registered. 5. A completed clearance request is not a substitution for registration.

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 20 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 POLICY FOR ON-LINE CLEARANCES 1. Clearances will be required for every player should they move from one League/District/Group/Region to another. 2. A clearance for any player under 13 years will be required for personal data relocation only (e.g. inserting ARL ID number) and does not need to be ARL approved. 3. The NRL Clearance Certificate must be completed fully and Submitted on line parent/guardian/legal representative of the player concerned if the player is under eighteen (18) years of age.

4. The clearance must be initiated by the League/District/Group/Region to which the player is moving.

5. Players must be fully cleared, via the on-line clearance system, prior to their playing in the new League/District/Group/Region. 6. Any entry into the on-line clearance system will be by an authorised administrator only - via a secured login and password, be that person from either the club from which the player is moving, or the club to which the player is moving. 7. A timeframe of 28 working days is to be allowed for clearances to be fully completed in the period 1 November – 15 January (in following year : to allow for Xmas/New Year break) and a period of 10 days from 15 January – 30 June each year.

(In the case of disputes, see Clause 10.) FOOTNOTE: For ORL to ORL clearances DURING THE PLAYING SEASON, the league uses a period of two days (minimum) and up to seven days (maximum). Any player that submits a clearance before 4.00pm on the Wednesday of any week is entitled to be cleared to another ORL club by 5.00pm on the Friday, unless that player is a defaulter under a Far West Playing Agreement or the clearance is not permitted under the existing ORL clearance policy.

8. In the event of a clearance being requested from a club no longer existing, the League/District/Group/Region responsible for the competition from which the player is leaving may complete the clearance process in lieu of the now non-existing club. 9. Clearances may be withheld for a variety of reasons – e.g. Fees in default; fees on property owing; incomplete period of suspension; judiciary processes pending; contractual agreements in dispute. (In the case of disputed issues, see Clause 10.) 10. Should a clearance impasse eventuate, and a resolution not appear possible within the Stipulated time, a non-negotiable solution in intra-state disputes will be facilitated through a committee/person --- appointed/authorised by the State / Governing League.

Inter-state disputes will be facilitated through a committee/ person --- appointed/authorised by the ARL Commission.

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 21 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Outback Rugby League 2018 policy on Far West Playing Agreement:  All ORL clubs MUST ensure any player SIGNS the agreement to pay $100.00 in registration fees. Clubs can alter this agreement to include apparel etc. provided it is sent to and approved by CRL-appointed ORL Board Members.  Once a player at any club signs the 2018 Season Far West Playing Agreement, they are legally bound to pay their club $100.00 for registration fees (plus any additional terms the club imposes once approved by CRL-appointed ORL Board Members).

 If a player has NOT signed the his current club’s 2018 Far West Playing Agreement and/or has not played a match for that club in the current season, it is considered the club has not imposed the terms required on the player and that player remains a ‘free agent’ and may request a clearance. (SUBJECT to the ORL clearance policy on pages 16 and 17).  The only manner that a player can request a clearance at any stage following signing of the document and/or playing a match for their current club is if ay club does not follow due process as per section (d) of PART C CLUB DECLARATION of the agreement.

Outback Rugby League 2018 policy on underage players: - No player born in 2002 or later can compete in the 2018 Outback Rugby League Senior Competition.

- No player born in 2001 can compete in the Outback Rugby League during 2018 until the following occurs; (a) The Player Reaches 17 years of age (Has 17th Birthday) A player cannot compete in the ORL Senior Competition until they have turned 17 years of age as per CRL Policy. (I.e. if your birthdate is 26 June 2001, you cannot play in the ORL Senior Competition until June 26, 2018). (b) Upon turning 17, the player and his selected club complete a playing in a higher age group form signed by parents/guardian/care-givers (as per Country Rugby League policy). This form must be completed and sent to outbackrugbyleague@gmail.com by 5.00pm on the Thursday before any player competes in a senior ORL fixture.

 Once both (a) and (b) are completed as above, the ORL can register the 17-year-old player to that player’s club of choice (provided the club’s playing number limits are not already exceeded). The player will then be eligible to play ORL senior rugby league.  All registered ORL senior players that have attained 17 years in 2018 are required to play in any sanctioned ORL junior gala day/event.

 Clubs in breach of the above rule may be penalised in accordance with the ORL unregistered player policy and could be fined or lose competition points.

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 22 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Outback Rugby League 2018 policy on player payments: Please note, the following has only been added to ensure ORL clubs are aware of these rules. All ORL clubs, please be aware that;  NO player can demand any payment of expenses. Players are responsible for their own expenses. It is the choice of a club if they wish to cover any player expenses, with the following restrictions below.

Excerpt from CRL GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT MANUAL CRL RULES SCHEDULE 1 1.8 CUP COMPETITION AND PLATE COMPETITION RULES 1.8.1 Cup Competitions and Plate Competitions are bound by the Competition Rules determined by the Country Rugby League, including those set out below and in Schedule 2 of the CRL Rules. 1.8.2 The standard rules which shall apply in respect of all Cup Competitions and Plate Competitions are set out below in this rule 1.8. Specific rules for Plate Competitions and Cup Competitions may be made by relevant Member Groups / Divisions provided that any such rules are not inconsistent with the standard rules.

1.8.2 STANDARD RULES (ON PLAYER PAYMENTS – ORL VERSION) a) Clubs can pay players up to a MAXIMUM of $40.00 (forty dollars) per match to cover expenses, but SHALL NOT otherwise be permitted to pay its players.

b) NO PLAYER can demand payment from an ORL club. ORL clubs have NO obligation to pay players; it is an individual choice of any club to do so. c) Any ORL Club found to have breached rules 1.8.2(a) (i.e. paying any player more than $40.00 per match for expenses) can be expelled from the Competition. FOOTNOTE: This information has been obtained from page 14 of the Country Rugby League Governance and Management Manual CRL Rules 1, please see link; http://crlnsw.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2015-CRL-Rules-Schedule-1.p df

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 23 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Referees: ORL referees shall be appointed by Murdi Paaki Regional Rugby League Council Far West Referees Panel and/or the ORL Referees Liaison Officer.

Where possible, referee appointments will be emailed to clubs before matches. If this is not possible, ORL clubs can contact the ORL Board to obtain appointment details (if finalised at the time of contact). All referee appointments are final. Any referee/s abused by any player, committee member, coach and/or spectator will be dealt with by the judiciary Go-Pro Equipment may be used in season 2018. Any match footage captured by the use of the Referee GoPro cameras is property of the ORL/CRL and may be used as evidence in any judiciary or disciplinary rulings.

Tackling Domestic Violence Program 2018: The 2018 Tackling DV program will commence from 28 April, 2018. It will conclude for 2018 at the end of the playing season. All clubs are to send documentation of self-reporting or any other allegation to outbackrugbyleague@gmail.com The ORL will then consult ORL Tackling Violence Chairman Mr Michael Stoltenberg who will deliberate on any matter. If any player is found to have breached the Tackling DV code of conduct, the club will be contacted via email from the ORL.

Suspension periods in 2018 for breaches are as follows; (these will form part of a player’s judiciary record)  Four (4) matches – first offence  Remainder of 2018 season – second offence FOOTNOTE: Clubs will be sent other Tackling Domestic Violence documentation, including 2018 the Code of Conduct which has already been distributed.

This is a brief guide.

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 24 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 MATCH DAY PROCEDURES SEASON 2018: The ORL and CRL are responsible for:  ORL Referees uniforms and two (2) touch judge flags for touch judges.  Referees/match officials as appointed provided there is sufficient officials to control fixtures.  An IPad for electronic live-scoring if this method is used. The distribution of ORL Club Sign- On Match/Team Sheets to clubs if live-scoring is not used.  A designated Ground Manager. The Ground Manager will be responsible to ensure team sheets (either electronic or paper) are completed thirty (30) minutes prior to kick-off for all matches and for the escorting of any players sin-binned or dismissed to the dressing sheds, along with the time-keeping and return of sin-binned players.

The Ground Manager will also address any safety concerns and the enforcement of the no-alcohol policy at a venue with assistance from the HOME CLUB.

During fixtures, the Home Club is responsible for:  One (1) General Assistant for the appointed Ground Manager. This General Assistant will assist the Ground Manager and Match Officials during the day as required.  At least two (2) Ball Persons for each match to ensure matches are not held up uncessarily when the ball leaves the field of play for any reason. Ball Persons are required to wear vests and host clubs should provide such Ball Persons with a small reward for their efforts (I.e Food/Drink from Canteen).

 A designated Ground Manager if the ORL has been unable to appoint one.

A representative of the ORL must contact the club by 9am on the Friday preceding the round to inform the host club a Ground Manager is unavailable.  Three (3) CRL Licensed Match Day Balls. Clubs will be given CRL Order Forms to order match balls for season 2018.

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 25 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018  Four (4) goal-post pads, a minium of four (4) corner-post pads, at least one (1) match-day official table, two (2) match clocks for time-keeping, three (3) chairs for the official table, at least eight (8) chairs for each designated team bench area.  That team benches are set up so the the closest player/coach/LeagueSafe/Sports Trainer is at least fifteen (15) metres from the official game day desk.  Clean and tidy dressing sheds for use for all matches.  Multiple copies of all ORL documents (ORL Operations Manual, ORL Match Sheets, ORL Charge Sheets, ORL Ground Incident Report, ORL Notice of Election Sheets, NRL Code of Conduct, CRL Code of Conduct  The CRL Operations Manual – available at; http://crlnsw.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-CRL-Rules-Schedule-2.p df  A match-day siren (either through a PA system or manual air-horn).

 ORL Match/Team Sheets (if the league has supplied these to each club). At the completion of fixtures, the Home Club is responsible for:  To follow direction (with the opposition team manager) from the Ground Manager/ORL Board for documentation of match results compiled electronically or ensure that hard-copy paper match sheets are submitted to outbackrugbyleague@gmail.com no later than 6.00pm on the day of the games. The CRL-appointed Ground Manager will be responsible for the submission of completed match sheets.

 Match sheets sent must include player names, numbers and signatures.  The match referee and ground manager and scorers must also sign off on the MATCH SHEET for each fixture on the day.  Canteen is cleaned.  Dressing Sheds and toilets are cleaned.  Rubbish from grounds and surrounds including outside of fence is cleaned.  Goal post-pads, corner post-pads, tables/chairs/ropes etc are packed away.  Ensure all referees needs have been met on match day and help on-field officials with any ORL charge sheet paperwork that may need to be completed or other requests.  Ensure any official reports from the game day are to be sent via email to outbackrugbyleague@gmail.com by 5.00pm on the Monday after the game/s.

 A member of the Outback Rugby League (ORL) Board or the ORL-appointed Ground Manager could may consult with a representative of the host club to confirm whether the required standard of cleanliness has been met.

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 26 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Determination of Home Club: The following criteria will be used by the ORL in 2018 to designate the home club responsible for operations of the round;  During the regular season; the home club will be the club playing in their own community/township that round nominated as the home side by the ORL on the competition draw.  For ORL finals matches, the home club will be club nominated as the home side by the ORL. based on any or all of the following; requirement to give each side two opportunities to host a round, club ranking at end of round 10; venue/township of finals match or previous results in a 2018 finals series fixture.

ALL clubs are responsible for:  Registered players to compete, an accredited Level One coach, two accredited League Safe staff and a Level 1 Sports Trainer (if possible). If a Level 1 Sports Trainer is not available, St John Ambulance will be utilised during the 2018 ORL season.  One (1) designated official to sit at the official table and score during the club’s designated match that round.  To submit a list of on and off field staff to outbackrugbyleague@gmail.com along with current NSW working with children (WWOC) accreditations, this includes game day officials.  Copies of all ORL documents (ORL Operations Manual, ORL Match Sheets, ORL Charge Sheets, ORL Ground Incident Report, ORL Notice of Election Sheets, NRL Code of Conduct, CRL Code of Conduct.

 The CRL Operations Manual – available at; http://crlnsw.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-CRL-Rules-Schedule-2.p df  Their own kicking tees for use by goal-kickers and re-commencement of play after points are scored.  Coloured vests for League Safe, Sports Trainers and any other certified officials.  A first-aid kit and sufficient ice and water for players/officials during a match along with bags for ice.  A representative to conduct a match-day check of the playing surface with referees and both clubs. Have sand available to fill in any holes in the playing surface as per SLE Insurance requirements.

 Have the contact number for the local ambulance station on-hand and ensure a pathway is open for ambulance to enter the playing field if needed.

If the host club or any other ORL club does not meet their responsibilities of this policy the ORL Board could impose a fine or loss of points if adequate notice is not given (prior to game day), see below.

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 27 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 If clubs are unable to source volunteers:  If an ORL club does not have enough volunteers/equipment to fulfill responsibilities they must notify the ORL Chairperson prior to 5.00pm on the Friday preceding the round. Alternative arrangements can be made in such circumstances.

 On game day, all ORL clubs must notify the ground manager of any shortage of officials. The ground manager will then work with the referee. However, informing the ORL on game day is appreciated but not considered adequate notice.

Possible sanctions for any ORL club not meeting the match day policy: Any possible sanctions/punishment will be considered by the ORL Board on a case-by-case basis. One criteria for sanctions is not notifying the ORL chairperson of a lack of volunteers to fulfill any responsibilities by 5.00pm on the Friday preceding any round. The following below are to be used as guides for such offences. It would have to be proven beyond doubt and without any sufficient justification for any such puishments to be handed down to an ORL club.  FIRST OFFENCE FOR ANY CLUB NOT MEETING MATCH DAY POLICY: $500.00 fine  SECOND OFFENCE FOR ANY CLUB NOT MEETING MATCH DAY POLICY: $750.00 fine and loss of two (2) competition points  THIRD AND ANY FOLLOWING OFFENCE FOR ANY CLUB NOT MEETING MATCH DAY POLICY: $1000.00 fine and loss of a further two (2) competition point

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 28 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 PROCEDURE FOR PAYMENT OF ANY FINES/PENALTIES HANDED DOWN BY ORL/CRL: The payment of any fines as per Outback Rugby League/Country Rugby League Policies/Judgements and/or this Operations Manual can be paid to the following bank account; MURDI PAAKI REGIONAL RUGBY LEAGUE COUNCIL BANK: WESTPAC BSB: 032744 ACC NO: 177155 REFERENCE: CLUB NAME (electronic payment) OR CLUB CODE (cash payment) ORL Club Codes for Cash Payment: Broken Hill United: 28801 Broken Hill Saints: 28802 Broken Hill Geebungs: 28803 Menindee Yabbies: 28791 Menindee WT Eagles: 28792 Wilcannia Boomerangs: 28361 Parntu Warriors: 28362  Any cash deposit receipt MUST ALSO be SCANNED and EMAILED to dreeves@crlnsw.com.au listing he club name paying the fine so it can be easily identified.

 ANY electronic payment receipt should also be EMAILED to dreeves@crlnsw.com.au for maintenance of records.

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 29 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 JUDICIARY PROCEDURE MANUAL A guide to ORL judiciary hearings: Any player/official/spectator that appears before the 2018 ORL judiciary will present his or her case to the judiciary panel that will balance and decide the guilt or innocence of the player or official. The hearing will be recorded by way of tape recorder or written minutes. If a player is found NOT GUILTY, the charge will be dismissed.

If found GUILTY the judiciary committee will determine and hand down an appropriate penalty in line with the CRL Rugby League base points penalty guide. Any suspension handed down is binding and applicable to the relevant games of the ORL, CRL and the governing body, the NRL.

When handing down a dated (weeks) sentence as CRL guidelines, consideration must be given to competition draws i.e. byes, deferred games, trial and pre-season games. For example, a 1200- point penalty is designed to see the player miss twelve (12) matches of rugby league, which may extend the dated penalty beyond twelve (12) weeks. An Overview of the ORL base points system: The ORL will adopt the Country Rugby League base points’ penalty guide policy for season 2018. The system can have reductions on penalties for players that plead GUILTY. A copy of the CRL base points system appears on page thirty-four (34) in the manual.

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 30 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Who has to face an ORL judiciary? Any player that is SENT OFF from the field or any player/spectator/official that is CHARGED after match review during the 2018 Outback Rugby League season will either; a) Plead guilty to an offence and the grading level and accept a set-sentence penalty (Attracting a possible reduction in penalty for guilty plea and there is no requirement to attend an ORL judiciary hearing). b) Either plead not guilty or contest the grading level, which means that player/spectator/official will face the ORL judiciary (NO guilty-plea reduction if a player is found GUILTY at the same level they were originally charged at).

All people involved in Rugby League are bound by the NRL Code of Conduct. Any player/official/spectator or otherwise identified person/s who breach the NRL Code of Conduct will be charged in relation to their breach and will face further disciplinary action. Any player/official/spectator that elects to front a judiciary hearing to contest their guilt or grading and is found guilty or does not have their grading reduced, will incur a fine of $200 for costs of the hearing to be borne by the club. The judiciary Chairperson’s duties: To preside over the Outback Rugby League law and vote on the decision of whether a player is guilty or not guilty of the offence, with which he has been charged, at a defended hearing and to assign an appropriate punishment for the offence in the event guilt is determined.

The Judiciary: The match review co-ordinator may review and hand down the appropriate penalty if the case is not contested. If the case is contested, the ORL judiciary panel should include a minimum of two (2) people; the ORL judiciary chairperson (or acting chair) and one (1) other judiciary panel member.

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 31 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 What is Misconduct? Misconduct falls under one or more of the below definitions: (a) Misconduct within the meaning of the International rules. (Safe play code and the National Codes of Conduct) (b) Offences as listed in the Country Rugby League judiciary base points penalty guide. (c) Conduct of a player or official who is detrimental to the interest, welfare, and image of the Outback Rugby League or Country Rugby League.

(d) Such other conduct that may be deemed to constitute an offence by the Outback Rugby League or any other Rugby League governing body from time to time.

List of CRL chargeable offences in season 2018 under section 15-1 of Rugby League Laws of the Game – Player Misconduct; (a) Tripping, Kicking, Striking (b) High Tackle (c) Dropping Knees (d) Dangerous Throw (e) Breaking Laws (f) Offensive Language (g) Disputing Decisions (h) Re-Entering Play (i) Contrary Conduct, Obstruction, Detrimental Conduct (k) Shoulder Charge (l and m) Dangerous Contact NOTE: Players/official/spectators and/or clubs can also be charged with breaching the NRL Code of Conduct.

Points used as a guide for judiciary hearing if player is found guilty. Each one-hundred (100) point penalty is based on a one-match suspension, for example a three-hundred (300) point penalty equals a three (3) match suspension and so on. Clubs will receive written notification of a player’s suspension, including an indicative (likely) date that a player can return to football via email.

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 32 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Preliminary Judiciary Proceedings: Outback Rugby League charge sheet: The charge sheet form for any player SENT OFF (not sin binned) in any fixture is to be filled out by the match referee at the end of the game and emailed to outbackrugbyleague@gmail.com by 12.00noon Monday.

ORL chairperson Des Rumble is available to help any match referee that needs assistance completing required paperwork. The club will receive the notice of charge from the secretary of the league by 5.00pm on the Monday after the game. Notice of election paperwork: After receiving a notice of charge, Players must complete their Notice of Election paperwork and return it to a club official, who will then pass the paperwork on to outbackrugbyleague@gmail.com and the CRL Competition Coordinator Dallas Reeves dreeves@crlnsw.com.au To complete the notice of election paperwork, players must decide whether to plead GUILTY and accept a CRL base penalty or plead NOT GUILTY or CONTEST THE GRADING LEVEL and front the judiciary.

Judiciary hearings: Any player that is SENT OFF during a match and/or CHARGED after match review and pleads NOT GUILTY to any charge or CONTESTS the GRADING level shall be required to attend an Outback Rugby League judiciary hearing. When required, judiciary hearings will be held at Broken Hill Musicians Club at a date and time to be advised time to be advised to the player or their club representative at least TWENTY FOUR (24) hours before the scheduled hearing. Any player that does not attend a judiciary meeting will be found GUILTY of the offence and receive a base penalty WITHOUT reduction for a guilty plea.

If a player cannot attend a judiciary hearing and gives prior notice at least three (3) hours before a scheduled hearing, the player will be found GUILTY but handed a base points sanction WITH reduction for a guilty plea. ORL Players can face a judiciary hearing via phone-link to save time and the dangers of driving at night with wildlife.

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 33 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 SERIOUS matters are referred directly to judiciary: Any player that is SENT OFF in a match or CHARGED and the match review coordinator deems the matter as a SERIOUS charge will be REFERRED DIRECTLY to a judiciary hearing.

Appeals: Any player/official/spectator that wishes to appeal an Outback Rugby League judiciary decision must apply via email to outbackrugbyleague@gmail.com within 48 hours of the decision. The procedure of any matter from this instance will be advised to the relevant parties. Off-field and Code of Conduct matters: Any player, match official or spectator can be charged with a Code of Conduct breach charge for an on/off-field matter that breaches the Outback Rugby League judiciary manual or the National Rugby League Code of Conduct.

He/she will be issued with a Code of Conduct charge from Regional Operations Coordinator – Evan Jones (CRL) and will be presented with an option to plead guilty or to have his/her case heard at a Code of Conduct hearing. The official/spectator will be advised of their option to plead GUILTY and receive a prescribed penalty under the NRL code of conduct or plead NOT GUILTY and face a Code of Conduct hearing. NSW Rugby League Tough Love guidelines (JUNIORS only): The Outback rugby league will be implementing the NSW Rugby League ‘Tough Love’ guidelines for the 2018 season in all junior matches these guidelines call for AUTOMATIC SEND OFFS in instances of fighting.

And swearing Any player SENT OFF under these guidelines will be charged with the charge sheet also stating TOUGH LOVE. The Outback Rugby league will impose automatic one match bans to any player after his first SEND OFF under TOUGH LOVE. An automatic two match suspension would follow a second SEND OFF under TOUGH LOVE and any player guilty of a third TOUGH LOVE offence in 2018 would be suspended for the remainder of the season (including finals matches)

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 34 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 The Country Rugby League base points penalty judiciary guide: Short Description of Offences (Link to laws of the Game Section 15 in italics) Country Rugby League Judiciary Points Table (All CRL competitions players turning 13 years and older) Low (Grade 1) Moderate (Grade 2) High (Grade 3) Serious – Minimum penalties Tripping 15-1 (a) 100 200 300 Refer to judiciary 500 plus Kicking 15-1 (a) 200 300 400 Refer to judiciary 600 plus Striking 15-1 (a) 200 300 400 Refer to judiciary 600 plus High Tackle 15-1 (b) 100 300 500 Refer to judiciary 700 plus Dropping Knees 15-1 (c) 200 300 400 Refer to judiciary 600 plus Dangerous Throw 15-1 (d) 100 300 500 Refer to judiciary 700 plus Breaking Laws 15-1 (e) 100 200 300 Refer to judiciary 500 plus Offensive Language 15-1 (f) 100 200 300 Refer to judiciary 500 plus Disputing Decisions 15-1 (g) 100 200 300 Refer to judiciary 500 plus Re-entering Play 15-1 (h) 100 200 300 Refer to judiciary 500 plus Contrary Conduct 15-1 (i) 100 200 300 Refer to judiciary 500 plus Obstruction 15-1 (j) 100 200 300 Refer to judiciary 500 plus Detrimental Conduct 15-1 (i) 100 200 300 Refer to judiciary 500 plus Shoulder Charge 15-1 (k) 200 350 500 Refer to judiciary 700 plus Dangerous Contact 15-1 (l), (m) 100 300 500 Refer to judiciary 600 plus

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 35 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 CRL Judiciary Points System Summary: Points system is applicable to all Country Rugby League competitions 13 years and older including League Tag, Ladies Rugby League, 9s etc.  Values are not to be varied according to length of competition  No provision for suspended sentences under this system. Suspension period a) 100 points accumulated equals one match Early guilty plea discount a) Early guilty plea 25% discount Clean record reductions a) 5 year clean continuous participation record 25% discount b) 10 year clean continuous participation record 50% discount Carry Over Points a) Carry over points expire after 12 months Loading a) 20% loading for previous convictions in 2 year period to incident b) 50% loading for similar offences in 2 year period to incident

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 36 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Calculation example of CRL Judiciary points system summary: Offence Striking Grade 2 Base Penalty 300 Loading N/A Clean record 5 years 25% discount from base penalty or clean record 10 years 50% discount from base penalty. Minus 75 points (5 year clean record) Early guilty discount 25% from base penalty Minus 75 points Charge Penalty calculation 150 points Penalty based on early guilty plea 150 points Player suspended for 1 match with 50 carry over points.

Footnote: The Outback Rugby League Judiciary is empowered to suspend a player/official/spectator for a period of time if they believe the person is GUILTY of an offence.

During this time the player/official/spectator may be refused the right to attend Rugby League games or training or any event that comes under the control of the ORL and CRL.

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 37 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 ORL Social Media Policy: The ORL is a supporter of social media and has a Facebook page. However, the National Rugby League (NRL) National Code of Conduct states that players, officials and club supporters should “ understand that cyber- bullying, which includes negative or demeaning comments, status posts, personal messages or emails, is deemed as a serious form of harassment.” It is inappropriate to use social media in a discriminatory, defamatory, abusive or otherwise objectionable fashion.

The Outback Rugby League, a division of the Country Rugby League of NSW, operating a Rugby League competition accepts and enforces the NRL National Code of Conduct.

1) The ORL accepts that players, officials and supporters can use social media in various forms in their private lives. 2) Individuals registered as players, coaches, match officials and club officials are subject to the provisions of the NRL National Code of Conduct. 3) Spectators can be identified under the NRL National Code of Conduct. 4) As such, any registered person with the ORL or identified as a spectator shall understand that ANY comment or comment posted on a social media networking site under a name or user ID that identifies a said individual and becomes public could be bought to the attention of the ORL if it is discriminatory, defamatory, abusive, harassing or otherwise objectionable.

5) If such a comment is bought to the attention of the ORL, it will be dealt with as per a breach of the NRL National Code of Conduct. Breaches of the NRL National Code of Conduct may result in various penalties, including but not limited to: suspension of a participant on a temporary or permanent basis and/or monetary fines. These penalties are in addition to any penalty which may be imposed by the home League’s judiciary. In conclusion, there are clear provisions under the NRL National Code of Conduct to enforce penalties on players, officials or spectators that engage in negative behaviour on social media.

If an incident is bought to the attention of ORL management with direct evidence of social media comments, it will be investigated.

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 38 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 NRL Code of Conduct: https://playnrl.com/media/2367/2014-final-national-code-of-conduct-131024-l r.pdf NRL NATIONAL CODE OF CONDUCT – SUMMARY OF OFFENCES NOTE: Clubs are responsible for the conduct of their players, parents/carers of players, coaches, officials and spectators. No person(s) attending a match, function or event shall: (a) Use offensive or obscene language to any participant; (b) Enter the Field of Play or the Playing Area during the course of a match without the prior approval of the Ground Manager appointed by the home club and/or League; (c) Excessively dispute the decision of a referee or touch judge either during or after a match; (d) Assault or act with aggression to any person/s; (e) Behave in a way contrary to the Code of Conduct and/or the spirit of the game; (f) Behave in a way which disturbs the enjoyment of a match, function or event by any other person/s, or brings discredit to the home club and/or League; (g) Act in such a way as to exhibit racial intolerance, by language or other conduct, to any person/s; (h) Refuse to accept the reasonable direction of the Ground Manager, official of the team/club which that person is supporting, or official of the home club and/or League.

Clubs are responsible for the conduct of their players, parents/ carers of players, coaches, officials and club supporters. Breaches of the Rugby League Code of Conduct may result in penalties, including but not limited to: • Suspension of a match and/or • Termination of a match (including potential forfeiture of competition points) and/or • Monetary fines and/or • Suspension of a participant on a temporary or permanent basis and/or • Suspension of a club, League or Association on a temporary or permanent basis. NOTE: These penalties are in addition to any penalty which may be imposed by the home League’s judiciary.

Breaches of this Code of Conduct may cause a match to be stopped!

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 39 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 ORL CRITICAL DOCUMENTS CATEGORY: Key club documents; please see a glossary reference to the following documents your club will require during the 2018 season. Please find in this chapter critical forms for the 2018 Outback Rugby League Season.  ORL Charge Sheet  ORL Notice of Election  Acknowledgement of Receipt – National Code of Conduct  A players agreement upon signing NRL Registration Form  ORL 2018 policy for clubs on making official reports/complaints  ORL Ground Incident Report Form  ORL On-Field Incident Report Form  Far West Playing Agreement  ORL Pre-Game Safety Checklist  ORL Playing in a Higher Age Group Form  ORL Grand Final Day Fundraising Policy  ORL Grand Final Day Awards Policy  ORL Club and Ground Manager Payment Sheet for Referees

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 40 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 ORL Charge Sheet: OUTBACK RUGBY LEAGUE CHARGE SHEET (For any player SENT OFF during a match) Date: ORL Round No: Venue: Player’s name: Player’s Jersey Number: Player’s Club: Opposition Club/Player Number/Player Name/Other Details: Charge: (please state alleged offence first – refer to misconduct list below - and then incident/s leading to the alleged offence. Use as much detail as possible.) REFEREE NAME: Signed: List of CRL chargeable offences in season 2018. Section 15-1 of Rugby League Laws of the Game – Player Misconduct.

(a) Tripping, Kicking, Striking, (b) High Tackle, (c) Dropping Knees, (d) Dangerous Throw, (e) Breaking Laws, (f) Offensive Language, (g) Disputing Decisions, (h) Re-Entering Play, (i) Contrary Conduct, Obstruction, Detrimental Conduct (k) Shoulder Charge, (l and m) Dangerous Contact.

NOTE: Players/official/spectators and/or clubs can also be charged with breaching the NRL Code of Conduct. Please email form to: outbackrugbyleague@gmail.com

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 41 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 ORL Notice of Election: OUTBACK RUGBY LEAGUE NOTICE OF ELECTION (For any player sent off in a match or that is charged with an offence) I (insert full name) Plead GUILTY and accept the Country Rugby League base points penalty. OR I (insert full name) Plead NOT GUILTY to charge or CONTEST GRADING and wish to appear before the Outback Rugby League judiciary panel.

I am fully aware following this path and being found guilty of original charge and grading level will see me serving extended lengths of time off the field. Signed (player): Signed (club official): Date: Player Telephone Contact Number: Club Email address: Please email ORL Notice of Election to: outbackrugbyleague@gmail.com

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 42 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Acknowledgement of Receipt – National Code of Conduct: ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RECEIPT OF NATIONAL CODE OF CONDUCT – ORL SEASON 2018 I acknowledge that I have been provided with a copy of or have read and understand both the National Code of Conduct. … … Player/Official Team Manager (Print & Sign) (Print & Sign) … … Club President (Print and Sign) … . Date If player is under the age of eighteen (18) years, document to be co-signed by Parent/Guardian. … … Parent/Guardian Date

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 43 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 A players’ agreement upon signing NRL Registration Form: A PLAYERS’ AGREEMENT UPON SIGNING NRL REGISTRATION FORM LIABILITY AND RISK Rugby League is a body contact sport which carries a risk of personal injury.

The League (herein defined to include the National Rugby League, the State Leagues and the League in which the Player participates), and the Player’s Club; each take steps to reduce the risk of serious injury, but it is not possible to eliminate risk in a sport involving forceful body contact. By signing this registration form, the player and his parent/guardian voluntarily assume the risks associated with participating in this sport; and acknowledge this warning of the injury risks involved.

Whilst some limited statutory insurance cover is available in some States for some participants in the sport who suffer particular injuries, the Civil Liability Act in each State (“the Act”), limits the liability of the League, the Clubs and their employees and officials from civil litigation arising out of injuries suffered whilst playing, or training for, rugby league. The League is required by the Act to warn persons playing and involved in the game, and their parents and relatives, of the not insignificant risks of injury involved in the sport, which the League hereby does.

INDEMNITY AND COMPLIANCE It is a condition of membership and/or registration with the League that the Player and/or his parent or guardian acknowledges:- 1.

That membership and/or registration is conditional on continued observance of and compliance by the Player with the provisions of the Rules of the Game, the NRL Policies referred to on the front page hereof; the Constitution, and the Competition Rules of the League in which the Player participates (together, “the Rules”). 2. That the Player will accept the decisions and directions of the League and its committees made in accordance with the Rules and Regulations and the League Constitution 3. That the Player will not during the currency of his membership and/or registration or at any time thereafter, should he cease to be a member/registered, make any claim against the League or the Player’s Club for damages in negligence or contract related to any alleged act or omission of the League, the Player’s Club, the Referee’s Association or any of their members, officials or employees, for injury arising out of any game or training program under the control or supervision of the Player’s League or the Player’s Club; 4.

That in the event of any person commencing any proceedings against the Player for any assault, breach of the Rules, or negligence; causing injury, the Player hereby indemnifies: the League, the Club, the Referee’s Association; and any of their officials and employees against any order of the Court including any award for damages, legal costs and disbursements which may be awarded or ordered against any of them.

5. That the indemnity and waiver herein may be pleaded in bar to any such proceedings aforesaid. 6. If the Player shall suffer any injury including death whilst engaged in training or playing the game of rugby league and a cause of injury was the negligence, trespass, assault or a breach of other obligations imposed by laws or any of their persons or bodies named in the Rules, then the liability of the League (including its volunteers, officials and employees) is limited to the extent of any insurance policy held by the League or Club; and the amount which such insurer is liable to pay under the policy, and/or the amount of insurance payable by any applicable statutory insurance schemes.

7. The Player agrees that this limitation of liability applies even if he ceases to be a member of the League or Club.

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 44 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 ORL 2018 policy for clubs on making official reports/complaints: At the commencement of the 2018 Outback Rugby League playing season the following protocols are to be followed by all clubs when submitting a grievance and or complaint to the league for consideration. These protocols shall remain in force until otherwise amended or substituted by the league, as notified to all clubs.  An ORL Ground Incident Report Form (alleged off-field incident) or ORL On-Field Incident Report (alleged on-field incident with player/s detailed inserted) should be completed and emailed to outbackrugbyleague@gmail.com before 5.00pm on the Monday following any ORL competition round or finals-series fixture for club.

 The ORL will endeavour to reply to clubs by 5.00pm Wednesday if a determination has been reached or a judiciary/code of conduct hearing has been scheduled from any such ORL Ground Incident Report or ORL On-Field Incident Report received by 5.00pm Monday.  If an ORL Ground Incident Report Form or ORL On-Field Incident Report is not received until 5.00pm Tuesday, the league is not obliged to respond until 5.00pm Friday.  Any ORL Ground Incident Report or ORL On-Field Incident Report Form received after 5.00pm Tuesday following a round of matches may not be acted upon until the following week.

 Clubs are encouraged to complete ORL Ground Incident Report Forms or ORL On-Field Incident Report when they deem necessary to help reduce potential problems during the season.  All ORL Clubs should be aware that ORL Ground Incident Report Forms or ORL On-Field Incident Report are treated on a case-by-case basis, aside from a standard reply letter there may or may not be further action taken by the ORL Board.

 All ORL Clubs should be aware that clear video evidence to accompany the ORL Ground Incident Report Form or ORL On-Field Incident Report gives any particular grievance/issue a much greater chance of being further investigated. The burden of proof rests with the club submitting the grievance and/or complainant. Therefore that club will be at the time required to provide adequate evidence to support their claim/s beyond reasonable doubt. Any failure to do so may result in the matter being dismissed without further consideration.

 The ORL Board will discuss any ORL Ground Incident Form or ORL On-Field Incident Report as soon as possible and contact referees/other match officials and the appointed Ground Manager to ascertain their version of events before responding.

All ORL Clubs should be aware that the evidence of such officials is held in high esteem in adjudicating the severity/guilt of any alleged matters bought forward in an ORL Ground Incident Report Form or ORL On-Field Incident Report.  As per the current provisions of the ORL Social Media Policy, club representatives should at all times refrain from commenting negatively about ORL matters and game day officials on social media and or other public forums. Written reports to the ORL email outbackrugbyleague@gmail.com via the ORL Ground Incident Report Form or ORL On-Field Incident Report Form is the most appropriate way to address grievances.

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 45 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 ORL Ground Incident Report Form: Please email form to: outbackrugbyleague@gmail.com Outback Rugby League Ground Incident Report Form This form is to be completed by the club official handling the incident. It is for incidents outside of the playing arena. GROUND NAME _ _ INCIDENT DETAILS _ _ (e.g., breaches of NRL code of conduct, damage to property) LOCATION _ _ DATE and APPROXIMATE TIME OF INCIDENT _ _ Brief description of incident (be specific and factual). If space here is insufficient, please use back of sheet: Report Compiled By _ _ Club Name and Email Address _ _ Signature and Date _ _

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 46 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 ORL On-Field Incident Report Form: ORL On-field Incident Report Form I ( insert name) of the _ _ club, wish to notify BDRL management of an on-field incident involving (insert player/s name, number, grade and club _ _ _ _ Our club has made the match referee aware of this incident. Circle YES NO Incident description (be specific and factual, details to include when during the game the incident occurred): Date of Incident _ Venue _ _ Signed ( List name) ( List official title at club) ( Signature) Please email form to: outbackrugbyleague@gmail.com

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 47 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Far West Playing Agreement Season 2018: CRL PLAYING AGREEMENTS CRL RULES - MODIFIED FOR 2018 FAR WEST COMPETITIONS - SCHEDULE 5 PART A: - AGREEMENT TERMS COMMENCEMENT DATE: The date of this agreement TERMINATION DATE: 31 October 2018 PART B: - AGREEMENT FOR EACH FAR WEST (BARWON DARLING & OUTBACK RUGBY LEAGUE) SENIOR PLAYER TO PAY $100.00 FOR 2018 REGISTRATION FEES  Each BDRL and ORL club will be invoiced $100.00 each for player number 1-25 they register in season 2018.  Once a player signs this document, the commencement date is activated.

 From activation, if a player does NOT pay his current club $100.00, he is ineligible to be cleared to another rugby league club at any stage in season 2018 or future seasons until the debt is paid (SUBJECT TO point (d) of PART C: CLUB DECLARATION). CLUB NAME: PLAYER NO. PLAYER FIRST NAME PLAYER SURNAME PLAYER APPROVAL (PLAYER MUST SIGN TO AGREE THEY ARE DUE TO PAY $100.00 TO THIS CLUB) CONFIRMATION OF $100.00 PAYMENT FROM PLAYER TO CLUB (CLUB TREASURER ONLY TO SIGN WHEN PAYMENT RECEIVED) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 48 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 CRL PLAYING AGREEMENTS CRL RULES - MODIFIED FOR 2018 FAR WEST COMPETITIONS - SCHEDULE 5  Clubs can only apply to register player number 26-30 on a case-by-case basis under exceptional circumstances.

Such a request can be denied by either league. Clubs will be invoiced $170.00 per player if registration of any such player is approved.  Once a player signs this document, the commencement date is activated.  From activation, if a player does NOT pay his current club $100.00, he is ineligible to be cleared to another rugby league club at any stage in season 2018 or future seasons until the debt is paid (SUBJECT TO point (d) of PART C: CLUB DECLARATION). PLAYER NO.

PLAYER FIRST NAME PLAYER SURNAME PLAYER APPROVAL (PLAYER MUST SIGN TO AGREE THEY ARE DUE TO PAY $100.00 TO THIS CLUB) CONFIRMATION OF $100.00 PAYMENT FROM PLAYER TO CLUB (CLUB TREASURER ONLY TO SIGN WHEN PAYMENT RECEIVED) 26 27 28 29 30 PART C: CLUB DECLARATION CLUB NAME _ _ ABN _ _ The above Rugby League club swears under the “Oaths Act, 1900-1955” to declare the following to be true; (a) The above players have paid $100.00 in registration fees for season 2018. (Unless the club treasurer has not signed this document next to the corresponding player/s name). (b) That the above club has banked the money and also provided a receipt to the player.

(Unless the club treasurer has not signed this document next to the corresponding player/s name). (c) Provided the player is eligible for a clearance request under the BDRL or ORL Clearance Policy and has met the requirements of point (a) to the above club, the above club will approve a clearance request unconditionally. (d) We agree that we will show this document to a player and have them sign the document before we register them. If a player refuses to sign the document, we agree that we should NOT register this player or let them participate in a BDRL or ORL match. If we ignore this process and allow a player that refuses to sign the document to register for our club and compete in a BDRL or ORL fixture, we are aware that the player WILL be cleared to another rugby league club (provided the clearance request complies with the BDRL or ORL clearance policy).

(e) If our club believes a player has signed the document but has not met the requirements of point (a) and we wish to deny the player a clearance on these grounds (non-payment of registration fees), the club treasurer WILL NOT sign this document. We will email the current version of this entire document to outbackrugbyleague@gmail.com or bdrugbyleague@gmail.com when any clearance request is denied as a statutory declaration for purposes of evidence. The respective association may also contact such a player to hear their version of events and request any evidence available on the matter. We agree to provide any player’s contact details if requested by the respective league if deemed necessary in any matter.

Club Secretary (Print Name _ _ Signature _ _ Witnessed By Club Treasurer or President (Print Name _ _ Signature _ _ DATED _ _

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 49 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 ORL Pre-Game Safety Checklist: ORL Pre-Game Safety Checklist Below is a guide from the Country Rugby League (CRL) Pre-Game and Training Safety Checklist. This resource should be followed before hosting any round of ORL fixtures. WEATHER CONDITIONS Yes No N/A Are weather conditions suitable for participation in rugby league matches or training? PLAYING ARENA/EQUIPMENT Does the ground meet Country Rugby League standards? Is the surface free of debris?

Have weather conditions or water made the surface unsafe? Is the surface in good condition? (i.e. grass is appropriate length and free of holes) Are sprinkler covers correctly in place with no uneven surfaces? If a cricket pitch is on field, is it safe for rugby league? (e.g. covered, turf softened) Are lighting conditions adequate? Are ground markings safe and a sufficient distance from fencing, drains and other structures? Is all ground fencing in good condition? (e.g. no protruding wire, bolts, metal, signs etc.) Is sports equipment safe and in good condition? (e.g. footballs correctly inflated) Are goal post pads and corner posts are in place and secure? Is there on-field seating (bench) for team reserves and support staff? Are there bins containing soil or sand positioned at halfway on both sides of ground?

Do sin-bin officials and time keepers have appropriate area set aside? Is the match siren/bell/hooter in good working order? Is protective equipment provided in good condition? (e.g. padding on goal posts) Check field markings are as per CRL guidelines Is water available near playing area to fill water bottles? To next page;

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 50 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 GENERAL FACILITIES (INCLUDING GRANDSTANDS) Are the facilities free of debris? Is seating clean and safe? CHANGEROOM FACILITIES Are the change rooms and referees facilities safe, clean and hygienic, particularly showers and toilets? Is there hot water for shower facilities in player and referees rooms? Is there a plentiful supply of ice? Is drinking water and/or sports drinks/soft drinks available to both competing teams and in referees rooms Are benches and tables provided and in safe condition? TOILET FACILITIES Are toilets well maintained, hygienic and adequately stocked? Are waste bins provided and placed appropriately? FIRST AID Is there a stretcher at ground? Is first aid equipment on site? Is a telephone available to call an ambulance, and does any ambulance needed have access to playing field?

TEAMS/OFFICIALS CHECK Have both sides and match officials (timekeepers/ ground announcers’ scorers/ referees) been informed of match timings and length of break/s? Have both sides been shown where they can warm-up safely? Have ball boys been informed of their duties? This is not intended to be an exhaustive list and clubs should give consideration to their own specific requirements. Prior to the commencement of play, we, the undersigned, have undertaken the above inspection and agree that the playing environment is fit for play.

_ _ Home Team Representative Away Team Representative Signature Signature _ _ Name Name Dated _ Dated /

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 51 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 ORL Playing in Higher Age Division Form (For Senior Football): ORL PLAYING IN HIGHER AGE DIVISION CONSENT FORM – (FOR SENIOR FOOTBALL) This form is for; * Any male player still eligible for under 17s rugby league (that has attained 17 years of age e.g., turned 17) who wishes to play senior rugby league. * Any player that has turned 17 in 2018 (born in 2001) must have both - Had their 17 th birthday - Have completed this form To be eligible to be registered to play senior rugby league in the ORL competition; I/We hereby give permission for my/our son/daughter _ DOB _ to play with the (Insert full name) _ in Senior football (Insert club name) I/We am/are aware of the increased risks my son/daughter will be exposed to both physically and mentally by playing in a higher age division.

I/We am/are aware that my son/daughter is required to fulfil his/her obligations to his/her correct age division and Group prior to competing in the senior age division. Parent/Guardian Name _ _ Parent/Guardian Signature _ Date _ _ On behalf of the _ Senior RLFC (insert Club Name) I hereby give permission for _ _ (insert player’s name) to play with the _ Senior RLFC (insert club name) I am aware of and have explained the increased mental and physical risks of playing a higher age division to both the player and his/her parent/guardian. Club Representative Name _ _ Club Representative Signature _ Date _ _ Group Secretary Signature _ Date _ _

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 52 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 ORL Grand Final Day Fundraising Policy: ORL Grand Final Fundraising:  Canteen: It is proposed for an annual roster to be drawn from a hat at an ORL General Meeting throughout the year.  Fundraising: It is proposed an annual roster be drawn from a hat at an ORL General Meeting during the year. Can be any item/s in the way of a raffle.  Doubles: It is proposed an annual roster be drawn from a hat at an ORL General Meeting during the year.

 Gate: Will be performed by a non-affiliated fundraising body (Alma Public School) again in 2018.

NO club will do two option canteen, fundraising or doubles option in the one year. Three clubs will have the opportunity to fundraise on grand final day.

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 53 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 ORL Grand Final Day Awards Policy: Outback Rugby League Grand Final Day Awards Policy  ORL Player of the Year: To be determined by 3-2-1 points from regular season matches. Any matches where points are not supplied will NOT be chased up at end of season. Referees can fill out the 3-2-1 in any order they determine to give points. If Referees do not fill out, a neutral observer will be asked to complete this task. If the nominated referee or neutral observer does not fill out 3-2-1s, club representatives can fill out the 3-2-1 points how they deem fit in consultation.

If club representatives cannot agree on the 3-2-1s, please use the following guide to award points. DRAW or LESS THAN 10 points difference in match result: DRAW: One team receives 3-points, other team 2-points and 1-point. LESS THAN 10 POINTS IN MATCH RESULT: 3-points (winning team), 2-points and 1-point (losing team). TEN (10) or MORE points but less than TWENTY-FIVE (25) points’ difference in match result: 3-points and 1-point (winning team) 2-points (losing team).

TWENTY-FIVE (25) or more but less than FORTY (40) points difference in match result: 3 and 2-points (winning team) 1-point (losing team) FORTY (40) or more points difference in match result: (All Points) 3, 2 and 1 all go to winning team. No points for losing team. PLEASE NOTE: Any player that is found guilty of a charge by the ORL judiciary will NOT be eligible for the ORL Player of the Year Award.

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 54 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018  ORL Highest Point-Scorer: To be determined by points scored during the regular season only.

Only points supplied for match results will be added to Sporting Pulse. Clubs match ensure match sheets are legible or that live-scoring is completed correctly (if live- scoring used).  ORL Highest Try-Scorer: To be determined by tries scored during the regular season only. Only tries supplied for match results will be added to Sporting Pulse. Clubs match ensure match sheets are legible or that live-scoring is completed correctly (if live- scoring used).

 ORL Rookie of the Year: All clubs must send their chosen nominee to outbackrugbyleague@gmail.com by the end of the second last round before the finals series. The Advisory Committee will then make a decision on the winner, which must be emailed to outbackrugbyleague@gmail.com or communicated to ORL Chairperson Des Rumble immediately following the last round of the regular season.  ORL Volunteer of the Year: All clubs must send their chosen nominee to outbackrugbyleague@gmail.com by the end of the second last round before the finals series. The Advisory Committee will then make a decision on the winner, which must be emailed to outbackrugbyleague@gmail.com or communicated to ORL Chairperson Des Rumble immediately following the last round of the regular season.

FOOTNOTE: A designated representative from the ORL will contact the president or secretary of each ORL club to notify them of a winner in any category so that club can organise for the player/official or a representative (if player/official is unavailable on grand final day) to receive the award.

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 55 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 ORL Club and Ground Manager Referee Payment Sheet: Outback Rugby League CLUBS Referee Payment Sheet – Season 2018 (FOR HOME CLUB AT ORL MATCHES) NOTE: It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ORL clubs Pay Fifty per cent (50%) of total senior referees’ match-day fees to the ORL Ground Manager when they are the HOME CLUB as listed on the 2018 draw. Payment received by ORL Ground Manager (Insert Name _ Amount Received (Please Enter _ _ Signed _ Date _ _ Verification from ORL Chairman of exact amount received from ORL Ground Manager: Signed ( Des Rumble, ORL Chairman) PLEASE NOTE: This document is to be emailed to CRL Far West Competitions Officer Dallas Reeves: dreeves@crlnsw.com.au TOTAL PAYMENT RATES FOR MATCH OFFICIALS: $120/match (referee), $30/match (each touch judge) = $180 per match.

TWO GAMES = $360.00 or THREE GAMES = $540.00. REFEREES will be paid weekly by CRL/Murdi Paaki RRLC by direct deposit DURING THE PLAYING SEASON. ORL clubs are RESPONSIBLE for REFEREES PAYMENTS post-season via the end-of-year RECONCILIATIONS. Fifty per cent (50%) payments on game day of $90.00 (one match); $180.00 (two matches) or $270.00 (three matches) BY THE HOME CLUB ONLY ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Any such payments will be credited to that club’s end-of-year RECONCILIATION. ORL Round No _ Date _ Venue _ _ Total Matches played _ Total fees due from HOME CLUB (Please Enter _ _ Payment made by ( Print Name) of ( Print Home Club Name) Total HOME CLUB Payment (Please Enter _ Signed _ Date _ _ Total amount outstanding (To be completed by ground manager if full payment is not completed, please enter _ _

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 56 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 ORL Scoring Summary 2018: Outback Rugby League Scoring Summary DATE: ROUND: VENUE: TEAM (A): VS TEAM (B): No. Player First/Last Name TRIES GOALS FG’s No. Player First/Last Name TRIES GOALS FG’s TEAM (A) SUBTOTAL: TEAM (B) SUBTOTAL: TOTAL SCORE TOTAL SCORE NAME SCORER TEAM (A): NAME SCORER TEAM (A): SIGNATURE: SIGNATURE: MATCH REFEREE: NAME: SIGNATURE: TOUCH JUDGE 1: NAME: SIGNATURE: TOUCH JUDGE 2: NAME: SIGNATURE: TEAM (A): SIN-BINS TEAM (B): SIN-BINS No. Player First/Last Name Half Start Time Finish Time No. Player First/Last Name Half Start Time Finish Time TEAM (A): SEND-OFFS TEAM (B): SEND-OFFS No.

Player First/Last Name Half Send-Off Time Offence No. Player First/Last Name Half Send-Off Time Offence BEST & FAIREST Pts. (no. club & name) 3: 2: 1: HALF-TIME SCORE TEAM (A): HALF-TIME SCORE TEAM (B): NOTES … GROUND MANAGER NAME and SIGNATURE … .

ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 Page 57 ORL Operations Manual – Season 2018 2018 ORL CLUB SIGN ON SHEET DATE … ROUND NO . VENUE … … OPPOSITION . . CLUB NAME: NOTE: All players must be registered on SportsTG. NUMBER PLAYER FIRST AND LAST NAME D.O.B SIGNATURE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 NOTE: All Volunteers must be registered on SportsTG and Qualified to complete the role ROLE NAME SIGNATURE Coach Team Manager League Safe 1 League Safe 2 Sports Trainer LYNDON PACE / ST JOHN AMBULANCE NSW ORL Club Sign-On Sheet: