COVID RESTRICTIONS & SSFA 2021 SEASON (UNFORTUNATELY) ABANDONED

With the current Covid restrictions having been extended until at least 12.01am on Saturday 28 August 2021, the SSFA has no additional allocated weekends for us to play any more games of football. Even if the NSW Government was to end the lockdown on that date, indications are that they will likely follow last year’s plan in easing restrictions in a staggered manner; meaning it is unlikely that football matches will be able to be played until late September at the earliest (by which time summer sports should hopefully be in play).

Therefore, following a meeting of Clubs (held on Friday 30 July) the SSFA and its member Clubs made the difficult decision to abandon the remainder of the 2021 season. While we would all dearly love to be able to play football on the weekends, the health and well being of our players and the general community is paramount.

Accordingly, the SSFA Executive Committee would also like to advise of the following: –

2021 Champions
Minor Premiers will be declared in all competitive divisions (U12 and above) based on the competition tables as they currently stand, adjusted where full rounds have not been completed for all teams in the same division. Each club will be advised of those teams that have been crowned Minor Premiers and will be provided relevant medallions as soon as possible.

Perpetual Trophies SSFA perpetual trophies will again not be awarded for the 2021 season.

Financial Considerations
As with the 2020 season, the SSFA will be working with all stakeholders to understand what the impact of this shortened 2021 season is on the financial position of the clubs after any cost savings are achieved. The SSFA will continue to lobby FNSW and FA for a reduction in insurance costs and their fees as was undertaken last year; when funds were able to be returned to clubs.
The SSFA will work with our 26 Clubs to consider alternatives and funding models (including rebates, discount vouchers, etc.) that might be relevant for clubs to apply to their members. If you have any questions please contact the club with which you registered.

State Cup and Champion of Champions FNSW have not yet made a decision on the continuation of the State Cup or the running of the Champion of Champions. Clubs will be advised as further information comes to hand.

Conclusion
The SSFA would like to take this opportunity to thank the many volunteers at each of your clubs for the hard work that they have undertaken to ensure everybody is registered, that all players have a team, that everybody was able to get onto the pitch each weekend before Covid again struck, and to also manage the issues that have again arisen due to said Covid. It has been a very difficult time for all of these volunteers (in addition to their own personal issues) and we thank them for their tireless dedication and perseverance.

Thanks again for the patience and understanding of all participants, volunteers, officials and supporters during these challenging times and we hope to see you all back for the 2022 season – a year free of the COVID-19 shadow. In the meantime if you have any questions please contact your registered club.

Matt Brady
SSFA President

Jeff Stewart
SSFA General Manager

LOCKDOWN EXTENDED

The NSW Government has today announced that the stay-at-home orders that were put in place on Saturday, 26 June 2021, across all of Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour will be extended until at least 11.59pm on Friday, 30 July 2021.
Therefore, all football activities within Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour will remain suspended until 11.59pm on Friday, 30 July 2021.

Changes to the 2021 Season

With the current Covid restrictions in force, it is timely to confirm with participants the format for the remainder of the season and, just as importantly, the impact of those rounds that have not been played over the past few weeks.

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Saturday 26 (Rnd 12) and Sunday 27 (Rnd 11) June Games Cancelled

In view of today’s amended Government public health order (link below) regarding LGA lockdowns, for compliance and the safety of our members all games for this weekend  25th, 26th and 27th June have been cancelled.

Stay safe!

https://www.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/greater-sydney-covid-19-restrictions-extended

Regards

Matt Brady

SSFA President

Note

  • This includes Joeys on Sunday Morning
  • This includes all training for the week 28 June – 2 July

Covid-19 Restrictions

The Following is a message from Sutherland Shire Football regarding the Covid restrictions that are currently in place:

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Kanga Joeys Registrations

Kanga Joeys registrations are closed and any further enquiries will be placed on a standby-list. Any enquiries can be directed to Kelly kirraweekfc@gmail.com

KANGA JOEYS RETURNS IN 2021

We are excited to announce the return of the Kanga Joeys program in 2021.

The program is an entry level into the wonderful world of soccer and includes skills and drills catered to 3-5 year old children.

So if you would like your child to join in the fun then please see below for details.

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2020 Season

The 2020 Season has now finished with Kirrawee Kangaroos on a high.
Out of 34 competition teams, 8 came Minor Premiers, 5 gained Second place and another 7 teams in the top 4.
The following Teams won the Minor Premiership: 21D, 45B, SWF, SWH (1), Al01, AL05 (2), AL06 (2), AL07

Well done to all teams in a very difficult and unusual season.

We would like to thank all Players, Parents and Supporters for helping out this year and ensuring we could get onto the field and play.

Update to health restrictions affecting community sport

Please see the following letter from the NSW Chief Health Officer regarding Minimising of risk of COVID-19 Transmission in Community Sports.

Update to health restrictions affecting community sport