Some Positive News

We expect to be getting back out on the pitch again soon!

We are anticipating advice from the state government, Football NSW and NSFA this coming week. The Kisso committee are working to ensure everything is ready, once we get the green light to play. Back in March, we were set for a great season; our teams were formed with managers/coaches lined up and getting trained, some training had started, and good growth in player numbers. All of those pieces are still in place, ready to be revived as soon as we can.

Please start preparing for the season restart
While social distancing restrictions are still in place, the government is about to lift restrictions on sport, allowing outdoor activity with limits on how many people can train together (ie. groups of 10). The NSFA have released a provisional draw for the competition (for U12+) for a season starting in June, assuming we can start training soon. We expect guidance on when we can start very shortly, given NSW restrictions are about to ease. We’ll soon know when we can start training.
Fitness
Players, please ensure you are keeping fit through regular physical activity that gets your heart rate up. Ideally spend some time with a football at your feet. Workouts and football skills videos are available on our website here http://kpfc.asn.au/important-posts/keeping-active/
Kit
Please be sure your player has soccer boots, Kisso shorts and socks. For any enquiries about kit, email Rochelle at merchandise@nullkpfc.asn.au
Managers take note
Managers, be sure you have contact details for your players. It is highly recommended that you set up a team-management app such as Teamer or Teamstuff. These apps make it easy to see who is available for matches and to send messages to your players. Many teams also have a WhatsApp group running. If you need help, contact your Age Coordinator or VP. Contact details here http://kpfc.asn.au/committee-members/
We suggest you send a message to your players, to touch base as a team and encourage everyone to keep up with their fitness.
Coaches take note
To ensure health and safety, there will be changes to the way teams train and interact. We will give you all the information you’ll need to comply. Please stand by.
Volunteers, coaches, managers: register and provide WWC
Please ensure you have registered as a coach/manager, and obtain/send a valid Working With Children number to our Member Protection Officer, Peter Tate at mpo@nullkpfc.asn.au

If you don’t have a manager or coach/assistant for your Miniroos team yet and think you might be interested, please contact Richard at vpminiroos@nullkpfc.asn.au.

Training
Players and teams will need to modify their training sessions to accommodate the government guidelines. This will mean breaking larger teams into groups of 10 during training; thankfully our coaches have INSPIRE coaching sessions tailored for that (all coaches please sign up for that great resource). NSFA have also applied rules on the number of teams training on a ground, requiring no use of change rooms, and staggered sessions to reduce the number of people at a ground at one time. The health and safety guidelines we are adopting to ensure a safe return to football are here. Stand by for news from your team’s Manager.
Questions
If you have any questions, please call me on 0410 528 575, or email me or our Club Secretary, Tanya at secretary@nullkpfc.asn.au

Finally, I want to say that it feels great to be able to email you with positive news. I’m hopeful things will start happening very soon. In the club’s long history, there has never been a year quite like this, and I’m grateful for the support of a strong committee and our fantastic Kisso community as we navigate these challenges together.

Warm regards,
Andrew Frost
President
Kissing Point FC