Our resident Grounds Supervisor/Chief Artist - Neil has completed the fields for this weekends trials and I'm sure you'll agree they look great!
Thanks Neil - awesome to see Redback Hill has returned:)
Please find below guidelines as set by FNSW.
With forecast temperatures for this coming weekend across the Sydney and the Western areas expected to reach the 40° mark, we would like to remind clubs of the FNSW Hot Weather Policy.
RECOMMENDED TEMPERATURES FOR CANCELLATION OF TRIAL GAMES AND TRAINING:
CHILDREN - 32° (activity should be cancelled when ambient air temperature reaches 32°)
ADULTS - 37° (activity should be cancelled when ambient air temperature reaches 37°)
Cancellation may be necessary at lower temperatures, particularly where a higher level of humidity is present. Refer to the Heat Stress Index for risk levels.
Associations and Community Clubs are reminded of their duty of care and that in extreme temperatures the safety and welfare of players must be a priority.
Exposure to extreme heat can be dangerous to the health of adults and pose an ever-greater risk to the health of children and young people.
TEMPERATURES FOR MODIFICATION TO FOOTBALL ACTIVITIES
Where temperatures occur within the following ranges and a club has assessed and deemed a football activity to be safe to continue, consideration must be given to modifying the activity and increasing rest and drink breaks in shaded areas.
Children - 26° to 31° ambient temperature (at 32° activity should be cancelled – refer above)
Adults - 26° to 36° ambient temperature (at 37° activity should be cancelled – refer above)
Within these temperature ranges, participation must also be closely monitored and the safety and welfare of players MUST BE A PRIORITY.
Football NSW has already cancelled the SAP Gala Day which was due to take place at VSP this weekend and we encourage you all to take a similarly pro-active approach to your weekend fixtures if appropriate.
Our BFC Apparel store will be open on the following evenings from 5:30 - 7:00pm prior to the season commencing.
Tuesday 13th, 20th & 27th March
Wednesday 14th, 21st & 28th March
Thursday 15th, 22nd & 29th March
Saturday 17th March from 9am - 11am ONLY if trial games are on
Please pay close attention to your allocated field assignments
Field 1 is closest to the small car park whilst Field 2 is in front of the Clubhouse