Matches this weekend from FV in regards to the weather


Dear Clubs

FV would like to touch base with you all prior to this weekend’s fixtures. We understand that the weather for this weekend is scheduled to be over 30 degrees on both Saturday and Sunday.

To ensure the health and safety of all players and officials involved we would like to remind you of the Rules of Competition in regards to weather conditions;

4.4.Weather Conditions

4.4.1. FV and/or the Match Official may postpone, delay or abandon any Competition Fixture due to weather, pitch conditions such as but not limited to excessive heat/humidity, lightning or rain that may endanger participants health and/or safety.

4.4.2. If 30 minutes before kick off the temperature at the venue is 32º or above, water bottles must be made available to enable any player to take a drink during the course of the Competition Fixture. Permission of the Match Official to take a drink is not required.

4.4.3. If conditions are considered extreme by the Match Official, he or she may;
a. allow a 2-minute break during the course of each half.
b. allow additional drinks breaks in accordance with Rule 4.4.2 or otherwise;
c. abandon the Competition Fixture, if in the Match Official’s opinion, it is unsafe to continue

Please ensure that all teams are attending the matches ready to play and equipped with adequate resources to ensure players are kept cool ie) eskies with ice, drinks, wet towels, sunscreen, hats.

All referees for this weekend’s matches have been communicated to appropriately. Please ensure you are communicating with the referees on match day prior and during the match to ensure matches are played cooperatively and with adequate breaks for players.

Best of luck to all for this weekend’s fixtures, stay cool!


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