We are working towards getting back to what we love...Netball!
The way forward will be “Get In, train and get out” – But what does this mean?
Your executive have been holding meetings to ensure that our members and the community feel safe about the plans to return to netball, firstly training and then back to competition in some format, but this is still a few weeks away.
Whilst your executive are working to produce guidelines, not only for our representative teams, officials and clubs, we are also required that our guidelines are submitted to Cumberland Council including clearances from Netball NSW with numerous documentation required by council to give PANA clearance to use the Netball Courts.
Currently following the announcement from Netball NSW effective 15th May “Importantly, Associations are advised that the restrictions applied to netball allow for a maximum of 10 people on a court at any one time. This includes players plus any coaches, parents, spectators, etc. The 10 person per court limit cannot be exceeded at any time.” This makes decisions, particularly around our youngsters a little more challenging.
We are hoping in the coming week that council with provide PANA with a clearance to use the courts based on our submitted guidelines provided by Netball Australia, Netball NSW, Council and Sports Australia.
So, the way forward…. Once we have been provided clearance we will start opening up the courts to our two Metro League teams to ensure all safety and return to netball guidelines are working and there isn’t any issues with the set protocols, following this will be our Junior Rep teams and club training. Please note we will still be monitoring the requirements of both the Federal and State Governments and NSW Health regarding the number of people on the park in organized sports training.
Once approval is provided by council, there will be a number of restrictions and requirements in place, including but not limited to: Council will be installing signage and have public facilities open, however the club house, change rooms, canteen, BBQ etc. will be off limits for a period of time, of course high priority is still with social distancing and hand hygiene.
Netball NSW will be providing at further update of what Netball will look like tomorrow the 1st June, so we hope to have additional information out to all clubs following this.
What our members can do:
Most importantly, we look out for each other, we stay safe and healthy.