While the WA Government’s recent decision to ease social distancing restrictions to gatherings of up to 10 people is an encouraging sign in WA, it is important to note that community football remains postponed until May 31st. This includes training sessions at football clubs.
Players are encouraged to continue training away from their club, while ensuring they follow the Government’s current social distancing guidelines. Please keep being patient and do not return to your football club at this point in time.
The ease of social distancing restrictions does provide an opportunity for clubs to re-engage with players, and achieve appropriate fitness and conditioning for players. Importantly, playing football, itself remains a prohibited sporting activity. Sharing fitness and sporting equipment such as footballs is prohibited and social distancing guidelines apply.
Clubs intending to organise training should:
The League is still hopeful of competition in 2020. However, we are mindful that a member contracting COVID-19 would cease competition immediately. In this situation, tracking infected members is essential to reduce spread through the wider community. Therefore, the League strongly recommends all players, coaches and volunteers intending to train download the COVIDSafe app.