Your manager will tell you if there are changes to your training session or your match due to rain or extreme heat. Assume it’s on, unless you hear otherwise.
On the weekends, please wait for your manager to communicate with you. Dribl is updated with any washed out or postponed games. You can also check the NSFA website for ground closures.
During the week, please wait for your manager to communicate with you. You can also check our Facebook page. During periods of wet weather or extreme heat, we will update our Facebook page at 3:30pm. Ground closures during the week are also updated on the Ku-Ring-Gai Council website, but note that sometimes NSFA or the club will decide it is too wet to train (ie training may be cancelled even though the council site shows grounds are open).
Your training or match may be cancelled without much notice. Your manager will communicate with you as soon as they possibly can. In all cases, please be guided by your manager.
The following guidelines are provided by NSFA:
- Decisions on weekend ground closures are generally not made until Friday. Councils and schools assess their grounds and advise NSFA by 2:30pm which grounds are unfit to play. NSFA policy is to play as many matches as possible on any ground that is left open by councils and schools. A wet weather message will be communicated on the NSFA website by 5:00pm Friday.
- Grounds may also be closed on Saturday mornings by clubs or referees if they deem the ground unfit to play. Every effort will be made to communicate these ground closures to teams as early as possible. However this may not always be possible as these decisions are made based on weather conditions that can be variable across different parts of our association.
- Decisions on Sunday matches will be made as soon as practical. Often this will not be until late on Saturday afternoon or on a Sunday morning. Do not assume that Sunday games are off if Saturday games are cancelled. Notifications are via Dribl.
- Rain on the night before or on the morning of the match does not necessarily mean your match will be cancelled. We do not cancel games for rain. We only cancel games if the ground has been closed or is deemed unfit for play. If there are cancellations or postponements of matches, or matches are relocated, the website will be updated to reflect this. Please continue check Dribl as your game may be cancelled at one ground and relocated to another that is open for play.
Cancellations due to heat
Please refer to the Football NSW Extreme Heat Policy