Message from NFF on why games are postponed

 

 

 

 

A lot of the predicted bad weather for Saturday didn’t eventuate across the regions and has prompted some questions from players and parents as to why games were postponed.

NFF postponed local junior and youth football based not only on the forecast but also on the restrictions that were imposed on grounds by the council. Due to the weather leading up to the weekend, the council’s had advised us that many of the grounds were very wet and that they would still be unplayable even on a fine Saturday. These conditions would affect playability as well as players safety.

Additionally, we were advised that any play on them would severely compromise the state of the fields for the remainder of the season. Even though the sun was shining, there were still a number of games that weren’t postponed that required either shifting or due to the amount of surface water still covering the pitches.

Blanket postponements are a last resort for NFF, and only happen based on information provided to us from the local council’s and weather reports. Where possible matches will be re-scheduled and you will be notified of these changes.

For future communication regarding fixtures, please remind your club members and parents about the naming protocols of competitions. There were reports of confusion from some as to who was on and who was off.

HW – is the  Harbour/Waitakere youth league  (13th – 17th grade youth football)

SW – is the Small Whites Junior League (9th to 12th grades)

Metro Youth League, Conference Youth League and Girls Combined League are the names for the youth football played between AFF and NFF teams. This football was unaffected by the postponements  on Saturday morning. We are now hearing that a number of teams were advised that this was off.




Comments

Comment Guidelines: The SportsTG Network is made up of players, families and passionate sports followers like you who have a strong opinion about sport. That's great - we want you to have your say and share your thoughts with the world. However, we have a few rules that you must follow to keep it fun for all. Please don't be rude, abusive, swear or vilify others. Apart from some pretty serious sport sanctions, we also can ban you and report you if things get out of hand. So play fair and have fun, and thanks for your contribution.

Notice Board

NRFL Division 2 - Round 21

This week our lads are playing at home on Rosedale

Albany United vs Ngongotaha

Development - 12.30pm and Firsts - 3:00pm kickoff

#COYR 

 

Coming Soon........

Beer Pong night - 26th August

Quiz night - 2nd September

Golf Tournament - tba

Club Gear

Facebook QR code

 

 

Club Sponsors

Charitable Trusts

Photo Gallery