Welcome again to BBFFL#2 for 2017. We have now completed 5 seasons and have our first multiple premiership winning coach with Westozziebomber adding his 2016 flag to his win in the inaugural 2012 season. So far great work with the signing up on UF – we have 15 coaches already having done so. The only ones yet to register for this season are Westozziebomber, Smooth and Pazza. I will follow them up individually if they haven’t signed up in the next couple of days.
As you will most likely have seen trading is underway and will continue until 6pm on 3 March – so just under a month of trading remains. All positions listed in UF are now finalised, with some changes to occur during the season.
The key dates for this year are as follows:
KEY AFL DATES
JLT Community Series 16 February to 12 March
Round 1 commences 23 March
KEY BBFFL#2 DATES
Final trades to be finalised by 6pm 3 March
Squads to be trimmed to 20 by 8pm 5 March
Morning of 6th March a spreadsheet with available players will be circulated
Draft to commence from midday on 6 March
Draft to be completed by Tuesday 21 March
Partial Lockout for Round 1 at 7.20pm Thursday 23 March
Once again we will still complete the draft on Blitz. Although its a little more admin, as you know I like the tradition of using the forum given it was what helped to create the league. The final spreadsheet with available players will be sent out prior to the draft for everyone to use. I should be able to update Ultimate Footy as we go as well, meaning squads can be tracked there are well. As we have done in past years, texting can be used if necessary. If you know you are going to be away for a period of time to leave contingencies with someone, there will be plenty of volunteers to take them on your behalf.
For our keepers my preference is for you to select your 20 keepers in UF rather than posting in Blitz. Any trades that take place will not be reflected immediately on UF and I will add the players once the keepers are finalised. Anyone wishing to list a LTI will have to do so prior to the commencement of the draft in order to get a pick in the post draft ‘LTI Draft’. Otherwise you will have to wait until the first free agency period to acquire a replacement.
Once again, good luck to all the coaches in 2017 the year of the Bulls and as always let me know if you have any questions or issues.