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PO Box 302
Thirroul, NSW, 2515
Australia

Thirroul Junior Football Club has more than 400 juniors in teams from Under 6s to Under 18s. The club's aim is to foster football by creating an environment for our Thunderbolts players where success is judged - not by winning - but by having fun, improving skills and participating in a club that is active within the community.

Men's Premiership

 

Football South Coast: Wet Weather Procedures and Communication Version 1.01

Men’s Premiership

Council Grounds

  1. Upon advice from the relevant Local Government Authority (LGA) that the ground is closed.

  2. If the LGA has deemed the ground to be ‘open’, games must be held unless there are exceptional circumstances. Exceptional circumstances include player safety and/or substantial damage to the field and must be approved by the referee.

  3. Games scheduled midweek or Saturday will be rescheduled for Sunday (subject to availability and ground condition), with the exception of District League. .

  4. If games are unable to be played that round, the clubs are expected to put in writing within three (3) business days the rescheduled fixture time which must be held within twenty-one (21) days of the scheduled date (for fixtures prior to Round 19). There may be some consideration where clubs already have a heavy schedule over the following weeks. The FSC Competition Coordinator will determine the appropriate timeframe for the rescheduled fixtures for games postponed after Round 18.

    Should no correspondence be received within this timeframe, the FSC Competition Coordinator will reschedule the fixture at an appropriate time and venue, which may be neutral, at the cost of the home club.

Football South Coast will post the cancellation or rescheduled time of the game on the FSC Web Page (Wet Weather Tab) as soon as advised.

 

Midweek Games (including Friday)

For any private, leased grounds or where LGA grounds are declared open but potentially unsafe:

I. A field inspection shall be undertaken on the day of the game and the club will form an opinion on whether the pitch is fit and safe for matches to proceed on the following two points;

(1) Player safety and

(2) Substantial damage to the field.

If the Club is of the opinion that the ground is not playable and the FSC Competition Coordinator deems this to be a decision that should be reconsidered – an independent inspection will be performed on the ground by an FSC Men’s Council delegate in consultation with the referee (if available).

II. If the main game referee is available on the day of the game, a ground inspection is to take place prior to 8.30am on the day of the game.

III.. If the referee is unavailable to inspect the ground, he is to inform Bobby Mazevski prior to 9.00am on the day of the game and the FSC Men’s Competition Co-ordinator will then organise the inspection of the ground

IIII. The FSC Men’s Competition Co-ordinator will contact the appointed Match Officials to advise the outcome of the inspection.

v. The FSC Competition Coordinator will then determine if:

1  Matches are to be postponed for the weekend, or.

2. Referee is required to carry out pitch inspection on Sunday (subject to ground availability) - Premier League Competition only.

vi. If games are unable to be played that round, the clubs are expected to put in writing within three (3) business days the rescheduled fixture time which must be held within twenty-one (21) days of the scheduled date (for fixtures prior to Round 19). The FSC Competition Coordinator will determine the appropriate timeframe for the rescheduled fixtures after Round 18. 

Should no correspondence be received within this timeframe, the FSC Competition Coordinator will reschedule the fixture at an appropriate venue, which may be neutral, at the cost of the home club.

Football South Coast will post the outcome of the inspection on the FSC Web Page Wet Weather Tab as soon as advised and notify impacted clubs.

Note: Inspection of Helensburgh, Picton completed by club.

Saturday Games

For any private, leased grounds or where LGA grounds are declared open but potentially unsafe

I.. A field inspection shall be undertaken on the day of the game and the club will form an opinion on whether the pitch is fit and safe for matches to proceed on the following two points; (1) Player safety and (2) Substantial damage to the field.

II. The main game Referee is to Contact the club Secretary the day before the fixture to pre arrange the inspection time where games haven’t already been postponed.

III. The first grade match Referee (or his nominee) will inspect the ground in conjunction with Club officials and/or groundsman prior to 8:30am.

For U18 fixtures, the Club Secretary to make a decision by no later than 7am on match day.

IV. The main game Referee (or his nominee) will then advise the club how many (if any) matches can be played. Where only one game can be played, this will be First Grade. Where only two games are able to be played for District League the games played will be Youth Grade and First Grade. The decision of the match official after consultation with the club representative on match day is final and clubs are expected to abide by this decision.

V. Directly following inspection, the club secretary / representative is to contact FSC Competition Coordinator Bobby Mazevski of inspection decision who will advise impacted clubs by 9am on Saturday morning.

VI. The main game Referee is then to contact the Appointments Officer on 0417 206 508, who shall inform the Referee who his fellow officials are The main game Referee is then to contact those officials & inform them of his decision, whether the fixtures are on or off by 9.30am.

VII. If games are postponed on Saturday, they will automatically be rescheduled for the following day (Sunday- Premier League Competition only) pending ground availability and if in the referee’s opinion the pitch may be right for play if no more rain is forecast. The referee shall also decide on how many matches (if any) can be played on this day.

VIII. If games are unable to be played that round, the clubs are expected to put in writing within three (3) business days the rescheduled fixture time which must be held within twenty-one (21) days of the scheduled date (for fixtures prior to Round 19). The FSC Competition Coordinator will determine the appropriate timeframe for the rescheduled fixtures after Round 18.

Should no correspondence be received within this timeframe, the FSC Competition Coordinator will reschedule the fixture at an appropriate venue, which may be neutral, at the cost of the home club.

Note: Inspection of Helensburgh, Picton completed by club.
Football South Coast will put the outcome of the inspection on the FSC Web Page W
et Weather Tab and advise i98fm as soon as advised.

Sunday and Public Holiday’s games

For any private, leased grounds or where LGA grounds are declared open but potentially unsafe

I. A field inspection shall be undertaken on the day of the game and the club will form an opinion on whether the pitch is fit and safe for matches to proceed on the following two points;

(1) Player safety and

(2) Substantial damage to the field.

If the Club is of the opinion that the ground is not playable and  the FSC Competition Coordinator deems this to be a decision that should be reconsidered an independent inspection will be performed on the ground by an FSC Men’s Council delegate in consultation with the referee (if available).

II. The main game Referee is to Contact the club Secretary the day before the fixture to pre arrange the inspection time

III. The first grade match Referee (or his nominee) will inspect the ground in conjunction with Club officials and/or groundsman prior to 8:30am.

For U18 fixtures, the Club Secretary to make a decision by no later than 7am on match day.

IV. The main game Referee (or his nominee) will then advise the club how many (if any) matches can be played. Where only one game can be played this will be First Grade. Where only two games are able to be played for District League the games played will be Youth Grade and First Grade. The decision of the match official after consultation with the club representative on match day is final and clubs are expected to abide by this decision.

V. Directly following inspection, the club secretary / representative is to contact FSC Competition Coordinator Bobby Mazevski of inspection decision who will advise impacted clubs by 9am on Sunday morning.

VI. The main game Referee is then to contact the Appointments Officer on 0417 206 508, who shall inform the Referee who his fellow officials are

VII. The main game Referee is then to contact those officials & inform them of his decision, whether the fixtures are on or off by 9.30am

VIII. If games are unable to be played that round, the clubs are expected to put in writing within three (3) business days the rescheduled fixture time which must be held within twenty-one (21) days of the scheduled date (for fixtures prior to Round 19). The FSC Competition Coordinator will determine the appropriate timeframe for the rescheduled fixtures after Round 18.

Should no correspondence be received within this timeframe, the FSC Competition Coordinator will reschedule the fixture at an appropriate venue, which may be neutral, at the cost of the home club.

Note: Inspection of Helensburgh, Picton completed by club.
Football South Coast will put the outcome of the inspection on the FSC Web Page
Wet Weather Tab and advise i98fm as soon as advised.

Refer to Appendix A for Guidelines that may assist in the inspection decision making process.

Fixture Reversals
In the event of fixture reversals
the two clubs are required to come to an agreement and advise FSC competition coordinator (i.e. Bobby Mazevski) who will advise the Referee Appointments Officer.