We hope that you have all been well during these unprecedented times.
Following last week’s announcement from Daniel Andrews and subsequent advice from AIS,Football Victoria including the advice and guidance from Monash Council, we are now in a better position to provide guidance for our members with the formalisation of return to training policy and dates.
The committee has extensively reviewed the following protocols and guidance reports from the Victorian State Governments recommendations in respect to the current stage of restrictions, the AIS (Australian Institute of Sport Framework for rebooting sport) and also the Stage 1 return to training condition guidelines from Football Victoria.
Our club is now preparing our Return to Play Strategy indicating how we will manage compliance with the relevant documents listed above for training to commence.
This will include guidance to our members in reference to the conditions that need to be met and adhered to by the club, our members and their families during this current stage in order to limit the spread of covid-19 in line with the Federal and Victorian state Government
Our date for commencement of training will be from Monday 25th May, 2020.
More details of team and individual training dates/times will follow later this week from our football department.
We have included within this email the relevant documents that are important for players, coaches and families to familiarise with before training begins.
These guiding principles are non-negotiable and must be adhered to at all times.
During this coming week you will also see communication relating to the following information.
Player Registration guidelines - for every player to be registered on the Play Football site through Football Victoria. (This is important - if the player is not registered, they cannot train). The player must be registered prior to attending their first training session.
You will be sent an email individually through the club as well as from the Team Managers highlighting your days and times of training. Please note that because of the limitations of only 10 players per training session plus coach, you will have to strictly comply with your allocated training days and times.
Below you will find the links to the following documents that need to be read and understood.
It is mandatory that you read the following sections:
Principals - Victorian Government
Prior to Training - Individuals
Hygiene Protocols - Individuals
Training Protocols - Player/Parent
CovidSafe App recommendations
Please make sure both Player and Parents fully understand and comply with the conditions listed above so we can make a smooth transition into training.
You will also have access to the compliance requirements that the club needs to adhere to during training sessions through this link below.