What a year 2021 has been, we hope that all our members have remained safe and well during this difficult period.
We have been eagerly awaiting to get a green light to return to Timbrell Park and we are pleased to report that we will be able to resume playing once NSW hits the 80% vax rate. At this stage that date is forecast to be 25 October 2021. If this forecast is not met we will commence the following week.
Based on the current advice from NSW Touch, all players, coaches, managers, spectators, parents and officials, 16 years and over, will be required to be double vaccinated to be able to attend Timbrell Park.
This update will cover the following:
🐅 Park competition return to play pathway 🐅 Junior competition team grading 🐅 Junior State Cup trials 🐅 Senior State Cup
The information in this update is based on the most recent advice from NSW Touch however the NSW Government is yet to issue the Public Health Order which will provide further guidance for the rules and regulations we will be required to follow for our return to community sport.
We will provide further updates once this advice is received. Please ensure you also follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with our announcements.
We had remained optimistic that the Senior winter competition could be completed however due to recent changes this is now not possible and therefore the winter competition has now been abandoned.
Team nominations are now open for the Summer competition for managers to set up their teams. To allow for the abandonment of the Winter competition the player registration fee has been reduced to $60.
Managers will be able to provide their players with a registration link once the team is set up and Mysideline now allows managers to log in to see the players registered into their teams.
If you are a Junior player (under 18 years old), playing in the Senior competition, you can register for the discounted price of $40 at this junior registration page. Please let us know via email which team you're playing with in the Senior competition and we will move you there, once you have registered.
The schedule is expected to be as follows:
Tuesday - Mixed competition
🐅 Division 1 - 6.40pm
🐅 Division 2 - 7.30pm
🐅 Division 3 - 8.20pm
Wednesday - Mens competition
🐅 Division 1 - 6.40pm
🐅 Division 2 - 7.30pm
Wednesday - Womens competition
🐅 Women's Division - 6.40pm
Wednesday - Mixed competition
🐅 Social - 8:20pm
See below further particulars of the Covid rules that we expect to apply. Last day for team registration is 28th October.
Thank you to all the managers that have helped us get 135 teams set up in Mysideline! All this hard work means that we are ready to start the competition as soon as we get the green light from the government. The grading process was somewhat hampered by the low rate of player registrations however the Grading Committee took on all the feedback provided by managers in finalising each age/division. The final grading of teams has been published on our website.
If we are able to commence on 25 October we will run a 9 week competition on a first past the post basis in order to maximise the amount of game time. At this stage we are yet to receive advice regarding the Covid rules that will apply so we are unable to set a draw. Our preference is to run all ages/divisions on a Monday night however this will depend of whether we have to follow the same rules as last year. See below further particulars of the Covid rules that we expect to apply.
Managers - please advise us via email how many new players you have in your team that need a singlet, please include your team name and age/division in the email.
We are really excited to be able to run our junior competition in 2021! If you are not in a team and would like to register as an individual, register here and email our registrar who will try and place you in to a team.
If you are yet to register into your team please do so now by using the registration link provided by your manager or searching for your team name using this link.
Junior State Cup Trials
We have opened our expression of interest (EOI) for players who are interested in trialing for Junior State Cup, which is held in February over 3 days in Wagga Wagga.
Trials will be held on the following dates: 🐅 Thursday 4 November 🐅 Sunday 7 November 🐅 Wednesday 10 November
If you are yet to complete the EOI form please do so using the link below, you must complete the EOI to attend trials.
Senior State Cup
At this stage the advice from NSW Touch is that the State Cup will be proceeding as planned on 3 to 5 December 2021 in Port Macquarie. Players that have registered and paid for Vawdon Cup and want to play in the State Cup will have their fees transferred. Any players not playing SC and requiring a refund of Vawdon fee please email us.
We have opened our EOI for players and coaches, please use the link below if you are yet to register.
Covid rules for a return to community sport
🟠 Players 16 years and over must be double vaccinated to play, train and take part in trials. Until the 1st of December (pending NSW health orders)
🟠 1x Spectator per player which must be double vaccinated.
🟠 All must be wearing a mask unless you are on the field playing or refereeing.
🟠 All players, parents and spectators must sign in using our QR codes.
🟠 All must wear masks at all times.
We thank everyone in advance for following these rules and regulations which have been mandated by the NSW Government to enable our return of touch footy at Timbrell Park.
We are very much looking forward to seeing everyone back at Timbrell.