TRIAL MATCH / TRAINING CANCELLATION / POSTPONEMENT NOTICE

Dear Association Representatives,

Please refer to the below correspondence communicated today from the FNSW Competitions Department in regards to the cancellation or postponement of Trial Matches and Training sessions given the extreme temperatures forecast for Saturday, 11 February and Sunday, 12 February 2017.

Football NSW strongly recommends to all Associations (and Community Clubs) adopt the same approach and that any football activities scheduled for this weekend (i.e. Grading Days, Come and Try Activations, etc.) be cancelled or postponed (as is appropriate in the circumstances) given the extreme temperatures and seek your support in communicating this message to all respective stakeholders within your Association and respective Clubs.

We appreciate your assistance and understanding in dealing with this matter

 

Kind Regards,

Matt Rippon
Member Services Manager


Dear Club Representative,

TRIAL MATCH / TRAINING CANCELLATION / POSTPONEMENT NOTICE

Extreme temperatures forecast for Saturday, 11 February and Sunday, 12 February 2017

Due to the extreme temperatures forecast for this coming weekend with temperatures predicted in excess of 45°c across Sydney and NSW, Football NSW is taking a proactive approach and has determined that the following must apply for the benefit of the health and safety of all participants and consistent with the duty of care we owe to them.  In adopting this approach, Football NSW is ensuring that primacy is given to the health and safety of participants.

The following is mandatory:

Saturday, 11 February 2017

  • Training or trial activities: – all cancelled
    • *Please note, we have taken the appropriate measures to manage the current Futsal Competition fixtures that are currently scheduled.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

  • Training activities: – all cancelled
  • SAP trial games: – all cancelled
  • Youth trial games: – all cancelled
  • U18’s trial games: – all cancelled
  • U20’s/Reserve Grade trial games: – *Postpone to 5.30pm or 6.00pm kick off or cancel if agreed by both teams
  • 1st Grade trial games: – *Postpone to 7.30pm or 8.00pm kick off or cancel if agreed by both teams

*For the U20’s/Reserve Grade and 1st grade trial games postponed to commence at 5.30pm or later, a review of weather conditions must be conducted at 5.00pm prior to the games proceeding.

Football NSW Referees have been advised of Football NSW’s position and, as such, Referees will not be in attendance for the matches referred to above as cancelled.  Referees appointed to the late afternoon U20’s & 1st Grade matches on Sunday will liaise with Clubs to assess weather conditions at 5.00pm (as stated above).

We seek your support in communicating this message to all respective participants within your club, including coaches and team managers.

If there are any issues, please let me know.

We appreciate your assistance and understanding in dealing with what is a serious health and safety matter.

Cheers,

Troy
Head of Competitions