The COVID-19 outbreak has clearly affected us all.
That said, and as I am sure you would all agree and appreciate, we all play our part in minimising its spread so as to bring it under control as soon as practically possible. Parallel to all government and community announcements about ‘social distancing’, good hygiene practices, football and indeed all sport has a role to play amongst our members and all involved in the game.
To this end, late yesterday our National Governing Body, Football Federation Australia (FFA) has released an updated Circular (Circular No 20-06), suspending all community football activities (i.e. below A-League and W-League), effective from 12:00am on 18 March 2020, all sanctioned grassroots football activity in Australia will be suspended until 14 April 2020.
For your information, I have attached a copy of Circular No 20-06 and this will be used by FFA on all of its social media platforms.
What does this mean for the Glenwood Redbacks:
Effective immediately, all games, training and other football activities must cease;
No competitions/leagues will commence at this stage, and any that have already started, will be suspended until 14 April 2020.
As you would appreciate, we are working with BDSFA, our state governing body, Football NSW, who is in turn constantly liaising with FFA and relevant government agencies, and everyone is committed to keeping you informed and up to date in these rapidly changing times.
Thanks and regards
Glenwood Redbacks FC