Any injuries that cause a player to miss games will require a medical certificate to be supplied. This is to ensure the player can remain eligible to play in the finals even if they miss the minimum number of games. A medical certificate needs to be submitted to the club secretary within 14 days of the date of the injury. Pharmacy issued medical certificates cannot be accepted.
Providing a medical certificate also enables the team to use substitute players during finals games if the injured player cannot play because of their injury, but only if appropriate medical certificates have been supplied.
The timely provision of medical certificates ensures that full-strength teams can be fielded during finals so your assistance and understanding in this matter is greatly appreciated.
Once a medical certificate has been submitted a separate medical clearance certificate will need to be provided for any player wishing to return to play before the original medical certificate expires.