ALL FOOTBALL ACTIVITY POSTPONED
Update: Club meeting 23rd March Cancelled.
PLEASE NOTE: All football activity including training, trials and games is cancelled until further notice.
Dear Member Clubs,
The COVID-19 outbreak has clearly affected us all. 20 06 Ffa Circular Suspension Of Grassroots Football Activity
That said, and as I am sure you would all agree and appreciate, we all play our part in minimising its spread so as to bring it under control as soon as practically possible. Parallel to all government and community announcements about ‘social distancing’, good hygiene practices, football and indeed all sport has a role to play amongst our members and all involved in the game.
To this end, today our National Governing Body, Football Federation Australia (FFA) has released an updated Circular (Circular No 20-06), suspending all community football activities (i.e. below A-League and W-League), effective from 12:00am on 18 March 2020
, until 14 April 2020.
For your information, I have attached a copy of Circular No 20-06 and this will be used by FFA on all of its social media platforms. Please make your members aware of this Circular.
What does this mean for our Association, our competitions/leagues and your clubs ?
Effective immediately, all games, training and other football activities must cease;
Where possible, unnecessary meetings and other gatherings should either cease or be minimised. I suggest that you look to alternative forms of meeting (teleconferences) or by utilising other forms of technology (e.g. Skype).
No competitions/leagues will commence at this stage, and any that have already started, will be suspended until 14 April 2020.
Any football activity which takes place during this period is not sanctioned by the Association nor Football NSW and, therefore, the Personal Accident insurance cover that is provided as part of a player’s registration may not apply
As you would appreciate, we are working with our state governing body, Football NSW, who is in turn constantly liaising with FFA and relevant government agencies, and everyone is committed to keeping you informed and up to date in these rapidly changing times.
I thank you for your patience, cooperation and assistance, and would respectfully request that you distribute this information through all your teams and club delegates as soon as practically possible.
General Manager HFI