Effective from 12.00am on Friday, 22 May 2020, Football NSW will be lifting the temporary suspension of football as it relates to training only.

At this stage SGFA are awaiting confirmation from Councils as to when our fields under SGFA permits will be open.

For the avoidance of doubt, no competition matches are permitted to be played (including ‘friendly’ matches as part of a training session).

It is required that all training be conducted in accordance with the Public Health Order available on the NSW Government website.

To support our participants, Associations and Clubs, in considering their return to training, Football NSW has produced a set of recommendations in the form of Return to Training Guidelines and supplementary resources that are available below.

These resources include the 10-page Return to Training Guidelines Booklet, a checklist, some posters for display around venues and a brief educational video.

We are engaging with the NSW Government as to when we may be able return to competitive play and Management is currently developing a set of ‘Return to Play’ Guidelines which we will shortly forward to the appropriate authorities.

We remain committed to working with all stakeholders to ensure competitive play can resume as soon as possible.