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COVID-19 update for MFC members, volunteers and families

COVID-19 update for MFC members, volunteers and families 1920 2560 Marrickville Football Club

02 May 2020, 11:00am

The NSW Government notes that National Cabinet endorsed the Framework for Rebooting Sport in a COVID-19 Environment developed by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) on Friday 1 May 2020.

The NSW Public Heath Order signed on the 30th of March 2020, remains in force and prohibits exercise in groups of greater than two.

The NSW Government is considering these issues alongside the other restrictions and will update the community should any changes to the Public Health Orders be made.

Kind Regards.
Office of Sport

01 April 2020, 10:03pm


Dear Registered Football Participant,

You are receiving this message because you are currently registered with Football Federation Australia (FFA) to participate in football.

Last month, FFA and Australia’s nine Member Federations, suspended grassroots football until April 14 due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

In light of ongoing developments since that announcement, including stricter measures imposed by the Federal Government in response to COVID-19, the temporary suspension to sanctioned grassroots football competitions has today been extended through to at least May 31, 2020.

To read more about this extension to the temporary suspension to the grassroots season, please click here.

FFA, together with its Member Federations, will continue to communicate and monitor the COVID-19 situation in the lead up to May 31, 2020, and remain optimistic that football competitions will be able to take place in 2020. The safety of the football community remains our top priority at this time, with the health and wellbeing of our football family to be at the forefront of any decisions made regarding the resumption of play. 

In order to help the grassroots football community stay active and connected throughout the temporary suspension period, FFA recently launched an online Skills Hub, developed in association with each of Australia’s nine Member Federations. To access the Skills Hub and get involved with the #PlayAtHomeChallenge, please visit the FFA Skills Hub.

Yours sincerely,
James Johnson – FFA Chief Executive Officer

17 March 2020, 5:17pm

The Canterbury & District Soccer Football Association (CDSFA) places the health and well-being of all football participants including players, coaches, officials, staff, and volunteers as its priority.

As you are no doubt aware, COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is a quickly evolving global situation. Circumstances may potentially alter daily.

After proper consideration, consultation with the Football governing bodies, taking account of Government advice around gatherings of people and trying to assist in “flattening the curve” of COVID-19, CDSFA has made the decision to suspend all Football activity until Tuesday 14th April 2020.

This suspension of all Football activity includes all games (including trials), training, meetings, courses and any other Football related event.

CDSFA plans to commence the 2020 Football season fixtures on Friday 1st May (O35s), with the remainder of competitions to commence on Saturday 2nd May and Sunday 3rd May. Should this start date change, we will notify all our stakeholders.

At this time, the CDSFA Office will remain open. However, if things change rapidly and where possible, CDSFA staff may start working from home. We will advise all CDSFA clubs when and if such a decision is made.

CDSFA will use this shutdown period to gather further information to assist our stakeholders in addressing issues related to participating in grassroots/amateur sport and minimising risk when the Football actually resumes.

CDSFA will continue to monitor the situation and will continue to provide updates to our football community as they come to hand.

Yours sincerely       
Ian Holmes
Chief Executive Officer 

16th Match 2020, 5:25pm

Dear Members, Volunteers and your Families,

You are receiving this email due to your relationship to Marrickville Football Club (MFC) as either a member, volunteer or person who has requested to be kept in contact with key Club developments. MFC places the highest regard and respects all member’s privacy equal to that of member welfare, safety and health*. 

On behalf of Marrickville Football Club’s (MFC) Management Committee, I would like to communicate to you and the Club’s community to assist in navigating collectively our way clearly through the challenge that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic presents to our football Club and its operations.

MFC’s approach to communications regarding Corona virus

MFC is one of 23 clubs that form part of the Canterbury District Soccer Football Association (CDSFA) who together manage the delivery and administration of football across our district. As the CDSFA issues updates that impact member clubs, MFC will pass this on MFC member players and persons. 

To do this MFC will consider all communication channels available to the Club and will communicate information via the appropriate channel(s) based on the information including emails, social media (Facebook, Instagram), TeamStuff andpark notice boards.

Presently there is a high propensity for information to be rapidly and frequently changing. As a result, the date and timestamp of messaging is important.

For communications regarding the impact of the Corona virus upon MFC members’ activities, the single source of truth will be the MFC website www.marrickvillefc.org.au. The aim is that the website will present simply the most recent applicable information first followed by prior communications for reference purposes.

MFC encourages all members and their families to check with the website for the most current information and expects all impacted to adhere to the requests.

If you feel there is a discrepancy between MFC and/or other information please adhere to the advice that is appropriate for your situation and/or circumstances.

MFC member Corona Virus Update as at 16/03/2020, 5:25pm

  1. The following MFC members (players, coaches, managers) and their families are asked NOT to attend team events (training or games):
    • a. ALL members and/or parents of members feeling unwell – this includes those that have respiratory symptoms or other related symptoms including sore throat, coughing, headache, fever and nausea.
    • b. All members and/or parents of U6 to U11 teams inclusive (that is all junior and youth member small sided teams) for the 7 days commencing and including Monday 16 March NEW
  2. For all members and their families able to attend team events the following precautionary steps are recommended:
    • a. Wash your hands with soap & water for 20 seconds or an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water are not available
    • b. Cover your mouth to cough and sneeze
    • c. Do not share items including water bottles, food, ice bags, clothes, bibs, etc.
    • d. Avoid any unnecessary contact with others e.g. shaking hands, high-fives, etc.

Gary Schmidt
President, Marrickville Football Club

15th March 2020, 9:35pm

Dear Members and Volunteers,

Marrickville Football Club has received special communications from the Canterbury District Soccer Football Association (CDSFA), our local governing football body. This communication is specific to recent developments regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19).

It is important to emphasise we (Marrickville Football Club and CDSFA) are currently operating in a very fluid situation. The spread of the virus is changing the landscape very quickly and the CDSFA would like to emphasise that the advice contained in this communication is current as at the time and date the statement is issued. 

Any point subsequent to this communication may see further significant changes that will require further communications.

The CDSFA will be following advice from the Chief Medical Officer of Australia and the network of State Chief Medical Officers. The health and welfare of players, coaches, managers, club volunteers and officials is the paramount concern of both the CDSFA and Marrickville Football Club.

In the meantime, it is essential we all practice good personal hygiene. Washing hands when entering and exiting the change rooms, not sharing water bottles, food or ice bags. Also put away personal items including clothing and avoid any unnecessary contact.

Thank you in anticipation of your co-operation as we collectively deal with this medical and public health issue.

15th March 2020, 9:35pm

Dear MFC Members and Volunteers,

Marrickville Football Club has the best interests of its members, volunteers and families front of mind – your health and wellbeing is paramount.

Marrickville Football Club acknowledges the current situation with respect to Coronavirus (COVID-19) is rapidly changing and several authorities – governments as well as sporting bodies at federal, state and local levels – are cascading and issuing statements to address the current challenge. 

Marrickville Football Club will be guided by these bodies from a football services perspective. Marrickville Football Club encourage you to pay attention to authorities and their recommendations.

In support of these bodies, your Club would like to relay that, as at the time of issuing this Club statement, there has been no decision taken in relation to the commencement of the winter 2020 football season.  The Club will continue its preparations until we are otherwise advised.

How can you assist and look after each other at this time?

  • Remain vigilant, pay attention to authorised government or medical bodies and their recommendations.
  • For situations where teams and members come together for training, meetings or games, the Club would like to relay the following personal hygiene recommendations:
    • If you have any flu-like symptoms or have come in contact with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infected person/s please do not attend training, meetings or games
    • Wash your hands when entering and exiting change rooms
    • Do not share items e.g. water bottles, food, ice bags, clothes, bibs, etc.
    • Avoid any unnecessary contact with others e.g. shaking hands, high-fives, etc.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority. Thank you for your understanding in this challenging and quickly changing environment. 


Gary Schmidt
Marrickville Football Club