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Phase 2 - Return to Training. We Are Training Now.

Thanks to you all for responding and letting us know you will be returning. It's great to see our players will be back to re-commence training in what is a major step forward towards possibly getting our season underway in 2020. This training is viewed by the AFL as pre-season type training and proper match preparation and contact training will not go ahead until we reach Phase 3. This training schedule is only temporary for the next few weeks or so and will change once we go to Phase 3 of training.

Because of the current situation there are protocols that will need to be followed upon arrival to training and also when leaving training.

1. Upon arrival to the ground, all players will need to have their name recorded for contact tracing purposes (if any member of the club tests positive to Covid19). If you have young children training we are happy for a parent to assist them but their details will also need to be added to this list. All players will also need to clean their hands thoroughly with hand sanitiser and then proceed to their group on the ground. During training, all players and coaches MUST stay in their allocated group and maintain social distancing at all times. We have trained COVID Safety Officers who will be present at each training.

2. Upon completing training, players must go straight to their vehicles / parents vehicles and leave immediately. The club needs to clean equipment and get ready for the following training session.

3. Parents / carers / siblings watching during training cannot go onto the ground and must maintain a 1.5m spacing. You are still able to talk to other people.

4. The use of the COVIDSafe app is encouraged. It is not mandatory for people to have this on their phones, but it does help contact tracing in the event of a positive case at the club.

Training times for each team are as follows:

 

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

5pm - 6pm

U11's

 Auskick

U9's

U15's

6.15pm - 7.30pm

Snr. Women

U13's

U17's

Snr. Women

I understand this is very different to what we are used to but these are unprecedented times. We must have these measures in place so we can ensure the players get back to training whilst continuing to keep our community safe.

Thanks again to you all for your continued support and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in contact.

Regards,

Mark Edgar

President

Port Stephens AFL Club

Ph: 0407 649 394

 

UPDATE ON RETURN TO PLAY - 26-MAY 2020

Good Evening Everyone,

Firstly, I hope this email finds you all well and I hope that you and your families have been safe and healthy throughout this pandemic. 

As you may be aware, we have recently been advised that we can begin Phase 2 of training as a step towards getting back to footy. There are three phases which we need to transition in order to getting back to playing footy. This week we have transitioned from phase 1 to phase 2. Below I have outlined what will be involved for Phase 2 training to be able to go ahead for us starting as of next week.

Phase 1 - Training between 2 people. (This has been us since the start of the Pandemic.)

Phase 2 - This is the phase we will begin, starting the week of the 01st June 2020. The main points to come out of the AFL Presidents meeting moving to this phase are:

  • We can only have 3 groups of 10 people (30 Total) training on the ground. 10 in one 50m arc, another 10 in the other 50m arc and 10 in the centre square / wings. Maintaining 1.5m social distancing at all times. 
  • The above point includes the coach! However, you can have 10 players on the ground and the coach giving instructions from the other side of the boundary line off the ground.
  • We can only use Footballs and cones. No tackle bags or pads etc are to be used.
  • All footballs and cones must be cleaned with disinfectant before and after each training session.
  • The change rooms must not be used. Players must turn up ready to train and then once the session is over leave immediately and shower at home.
  • The toilets will be open and can be used.
  • The group of 9-10 players who train together must continue to train together as a group until we reach phase 3. They can not train with a different group of players from their team. That group of 9-10 players remain together throughout.

Phase 3 - Full team training with full contact and competition will begin.

*These conditions are applicable to both Juniors and Seniors.*

With phase 2training starting next week you can see that we will need to carefully plan on how we can get groups of each team out on the ground to train. I have contacted all coaches and team managers and as soon as I get their availability for which night they prefer from them I will be able organise which teams will be training on which nights.

Please be prepared to train on any night from Monday to Thursday. We ask you be flexible with this but don't stress if you can't make a session. We will resume back to normal training nights and times once we go to phase 3. Once we know which team is training on which night and at which time we will let you know.

Also, can I please ask if you could please confirm for us if your child will still be playing this season. We will need to resubmit our teams in the next couple of weeks so if you could please let us know by emailing us at portstephenspower@gmail.com that would be wonderful.

Thanks to everyone for your continued support and hopefully this is an exciting step forward to finally getting 2020 underway. Take care, look after yourselves and I will be in touch again soon.

Regards

Mark Edgar

President

Port Stephen Australian Football Club Inc.

0407 649 394
 
 
 
The Port Stephens Power Australian Football Club is based at Ferodale Park, Medowie. We have Auskick (from 5yo), Juniors U9 & U11, Youth Girls U11, U13, U15 & U17, Youth Boys U13, U15 & U17 and a Senior Womens Team. 
Our AFL zone includes Fern Bay, Karuah, Lemon Tree Passage, Medowie, Raymond Terrace, Salt Ash, Seaham, Tanilba Bay, Tea Gardens and Williamtown. If you live in the area and are interested in trying AFL, please contact one of our committee members.
We are a bronze level AFL Quality Club which recognises that we have a good level of club administration. We are striving towards and are not far away from becoming a Silver level Quality Club which recognises excellent club administration. We are also a Good Sportds club and participate in the NSW Government Finish with the Right Stuff program.

Check out the latest info from our club on Facebook or Twitter. Please check out the AFL NSW/ACT Statement on Electronic Communication first.

 

Registrations are now open for

the 2020 footy season.

Active Kids vouchers are accepted for anyone under 18, including seniors.
If the code does not work when paying, please choose "Pay Later" and send an email to portstephenspower@gmail.com with your name and phone number and our registrar will contact you.

 

Registration is now open for the 2020 Season follow the Register Now link to register

If you have any problems registering, please do not hesitate to contact us at portstephenspower@gmail.com.

 

Auskick 

Registrations are open for Auskick. The cost for Auskick for the season is $100 with no weekly fees. All players will receive an Auskick Pack and a club T-Shirt. You can register and pay online here.

 

Youth Girls

The Youth Girls Competition is a great place to learn some new skills, make new friends and improve your fitness in a family friendly team environment.

A registration fee of $125 will apply for 2020, new players receiving club  sports bag, drink bottle and socks (Shorts will need to be purchased, existing players can use the shorts they already have). The club provides guernseys on match days. All players will need football boots and a mouth guard for training and matches.

Training will be held from 5 to 6pm on Tuesdays and games will be on a Sunday morning. We have tried to schedule this to minimise the chance of clashes with other sports.

You can register and pay online here.

 U9's to U17's

The registration cost for the season is $125 for U9's through to U17's, there are no weekly fees. New players to the club will receive a sports bag, water bottle and socks (Shorts will need to be purchased, existing players can use the shorts they already have). Players in the U9 or older age groups will need football boots and a mouth guard. You can register and pay online here.
 
Finally, as a reminder to all, mouthguards are compulsory for matches and are recommended for training.
 
Womens Seniors
 
The registration cost for the season is $250 for the womens team, there are no weekly fees. New players to the club will receive a sports bag, water bottle and socks (Shorts will need to be purchased, existing players can use the shorts they already have). You will need football boots and a mouth guard. You can register and pay online here.
 
Finally, as a reminder to all, mouthguards are compulsory for matches and are recommended for training.
 

Training 

Training is held every Tuesday night from 5 to 6pm for Auskick, U9's, U11's and Youth Girls,  and from 5 to 6:30pm for U13's, U15's and U17's at Ferodale Oval, Medowie. The U13's, U15's and U17's also train on Thursday night from 5 to 6:30pm. In the case of oval closures due to wet weather, updates will be provided to families on the day via e-mail and/or facebook.

 

Support our footy club through the NAB - If you are taking out a loan with the NAB, please mention the NAB Free Kick Program and that you are a member of the Port Stephens AFC. For more detailed info click here.



 

 

 
 

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