Skills based non-contact training for Seaforth FC teams is allowed from Monday 25th May.
The great news is that we can start training again, making sure that we all understand and comply with the new guidelines needed to have safe environment for us all.
Strict adherence to all of the guidelines will be required by everyone. The guidelines cover training, social distancing, hygiene and reporting and it is crucial that everyone follows them.
You can read the guidelines on our website HERE.
The NSW Government, Football NSW and the MWFA have been very clear that if any club is found disregarding the rules, then teams will be removed from the competition. That would be disastrous for players, coaches, parents and the club, so please ensure you are respecting the rules that have been set out. We will have people reviewing training sessions to ensure everyone is following the rules.
So, if you want to train, you need to have three things sorted out:
- If you haven’t already done so, book a training slot. Refer to https://www.seaforthfc.com/training-grounds/ or contact the Training Ground Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org. A list of current training ground bookings is available on the website.
- Make sure your team has a registered coach and manager. If you don’t have a registered coach, your team will not be able to train. Refer to https://www.seaforthfc.com/coaches-and-managers-rego-info/
- Ensure your coach and manager have completed a Working With Children Check: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-working-children-check
Of course, always check the ground status too, particularly if there’s been any wet weather: https://www.seaforthfc.com/wet-weather-ground-status/
Training Group Size and Where you Train
As of June 13 training groups can now be up to 20 people – so all teams should be able to train normally.
In order to run a COVID friendly skills-based training session it will be critical to plan the session beforehand. Our Coach Development Team is preparing helpful information and training drills for coaches. These will be sent out to coaches and put on our website ASAP.
During the week, training groups must train strictly on the fields allocated by the club and on the agreed day and time.
During the pre-season teams can also train on weekends at Seaforth Oval, Tania Park and Manly West. Please get prior approval from the Training Ground Coordinator regarding time and place (to avoid any clashes of teams training). Teams training on weekends MUST keep a record of attendance at each session, and retain a copy of these (physical or digital copy). Teams training will have priority on these grounds over other public access.