Belnorth Newsletter 1/7/20

MiniRoos (U5 – U9) Commencement – 4 July 2020

Football starts on the 4 of July 2020 for the MiniRoos (U5 – U9) at Kaleen.

To assist coaches, players and parents to understand how to comply with the return to game day conditions, Belnorth has developed the return to game day plan and Capital Football has approved this plan.

Please ensure that all players, coaches, managers and parents read the Belnorth plan before the start of the season.

https://belnorth.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Belnorth-Stage-2.2-Addendum-Miniroos-U5-U9.pdf

The U5 – U9 MiniRoos draws are located on the Belnorth’s website.

The fields will be identified by teardrop Belnorth Flags (ie Field 1 to Field 6) which will assist in finding the fields.

On the day, the game day managers and helpers will be wearing orange vests, while the registrars will be wearing yellow fluorescent vests, to be easily identified.

The referee coordinator will be in a yellow fluorescent vest and will be encouraging that coaches and players are in the technical area, opposite the spectators. This will assist the game day leaders in refereeing the game and identifying the coach.

The aim of football for 2020 is participation which enables children to play the game and have fun.

Reminder on the parent and player expectations of encouraging participation, being respectful and playing fair.

Referee fees for U 8 and U 9’s will be paid by Belnorth. Coaches and managers of each team will not be required to pay the referee and game leaders for 2020.

  • Game Day reminders
    • The maximum number of people is 100 per full-size football field (including the coach, players and volunteers). It is recommended one parent per player
    • Do not participate if unwell, especially if you have flu-like symptoms. 
    • Belnorth encourages that players and parents download the COVIDSafe App
    • Players and coach to turn up no earlier than 15 minutes prior to the game
    • Avoid carpooling
    • Maintain social distancing of 1.5 metres at all times
    • Practice good hygiene: players will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitiser before the game
    • No handshakes or high fives
    • Players to be ready by having their boots, shin guards on.
    • There is to be no sharing of drinks bottles, towels and please do not provide fruit for half time or snacks.
    • Players should let their coach and manager know if they won’t be at the game.
    • Players, parents and coaches are to leave the game area immediately after the match has finished
    • Goalposts, nets and corner posts will be removed from the shipping containers (to minimise the risk please wear gloves as an option for the setup and return of the equipment back outside the shipping container)

VOLUNTEERS WELCOME: Additionally, we are always looking for more volunteers!

If you are able to assist with your team, or with the club in any capacity, please let us know. 

Please raise any concerns or queries with the club.

Return Date for Junior (U 10 – U 18) and Senior Leagues – 18 July 2020

Capital Football is working towards the commencement of all other competitions from the weekend of Saturday 18 July 2020, in line with Stage 3 of the Canberra Recovery plan.

The return dates of competitions are subject to the easing of restrictions by the ACT Government.

Capital Football have advised that they are discussing with ACT sports grounds, on the possibility of playing until the end of September 2020, however this will be confirmed once a decision has been made.

Please note that Belnorth teams are able to play trial games against other Belnorth teams, but are not allowed to play against other clubs, unitl the 10 of July 2020.

Belnorth will modify the game day plan to include U10 – Seniors before games can commence on the 18 of July 2020.

Please raise any concerns or queries with the club.

Training Update – Contact is allowed as of 20 June 2020

Capital Football have advised that teams are able to do contact at training as of the 20 of June 2020.

To assist clubs, coaches, players and parents to understand how to comply with the return to training conditions, Capital Football has prepared Return to Football Guidelines.

Return to Football Guidelines

Please ensure that all players, coaches, managers and parents read the Belnorth plan before they attend training.

https://belnorth.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Belnorth-Football-Club-Return-to-Play-in-a-COVID-Safe-Environment-Plan-v2.2.pdf

The Belnorth plan will continue to be updated when restrictions have changed. Capital Football will continue to provide guidelines and approve any changes to the Belnorth plan, so please be patient with the club as there is a process which every club has to follow in the COVID 19 environment.

With the ACT government’s easing restrictions the number of players and coaches that can attend training session has increased from 20 – 100 as of Saturday 20 of June 2020. Belnorth still recommends to have 20 people at training sessions.

  • PRE-TRAINING
    • Maximum number of people is 20 (including the coach, players and volunteers)
    • Do not participate or attend training if unwell, especially if you have flu-like symptoms. 
    • Belnorth encourages that players and parents download the COVIDSafe App
    • Players and coach to turn up no earlier than 15 minutes prior to training
    • Avoid carpooling
    • Maintain social distancing of 1.5 metres at all times
    • Practice good hygiene: players will be required to wash hands or use hand sanitiser before and after training
    • Players are welcome to bring and use their own ball.
    • Players to be ready by having their boots, shin guards on.
    • Players should let their coach and manager know if they won’t be at training
  • TRAINING
    • Warm-ups to be done within the training session or at home 
    • There will be no physical contact or tackling during training
    • Games are not permitted
    • At training players and coaches are required to maintain social distancing of 1.5 metres at all times.
    • Parents and guardians are encouraged to remain in the car during the session or drop them off and then collect them at the specific time after training
    • There is to be no sharing of drink bottles, towels, or bibs
    • No handshakes or high fives
    • There will be no team meetings or gatherings. 
    • Players, parents and coaches are to leave the training area immediately after the training has finished.
    • Coaches are required to fill in a form on who attended training

CONCERNS/ISSUES: This is a challenging time and some people will be feeling cautious about a return to training.

Players and members of our community have to make the best decision for themselves and their family, in terms of whether they can participate in training, and those decisions will be respected.

Capital Football COVID-19 Refund Update

Due to the suspension of football and a partial season delivery of the 2020 season Capital Football has reduced their registration fees and will be offering a refund to eligible participants.

Please go to the following website to ensure that each player and parent is aware what is being refunded and what the process is.

2020 Partial Refunds

The refund process can be located at the following site.

https://capitalfootball.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Partial-Refund-Process-Players-1.pdf

Players and parents are required to fill in the following form as part of the refund process: https://form.jotform.com/201728047100847

As there will be many players from different clubs requesting refunds, please be patient and the refunds will be processed in due course.

Game Leader Course 

The perfect first step for kids aged 13-14 to learn the basic skills of officiating in a fun and positive club environment.

Any player who is interested in becoming a game leader the next course is on the 12 of July 2020. 

Please register at the the link below.

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