Capital Football has welcomed the ACT Government’s announcement of eased restrictions that allow commencement of football training from this weekend.
The ACT Government has announced the first phase of gradual easing of restrictions on sport and recreation. From midnight Friday (15 May 2020), outdoor football training can resume with a maximum of 10 people, as long as social distance is maintained, contact is avoided and certain conditions are followed.
Those conditions include no more than 10 people training together (including coaches), a specified size of the area groups of 10 can train in and limitations to the number of people gathering at fields that aren’t actively training.
To assist clubs, coaches, players and parents to understand how to comply with the return to training conditions, Capital Football has prepared Return to Football guidelines, which can be accessed here.
Capital Football CEO Phil Brown welcomed the return of football training.
“We thank our football community in advance for ensuring that our return to training is safe and that everyone complies with the ACT Government’s guidelines,” Mr Brown said.
“Importantly, during this first stage of return to football, training can only include skills practices and fitness. Social distancing must still be maintained, and contact must be avoided, so practice matches and modified training games are not allowed.”
“Not all clubs will return to training at the same time, and clubs have important work to do to prepare their venues and coaches. So we ask that people contact their clubs first, before heading down to the park for training.
“We will continue to work closely with the ACT Government and Football Federation Australia (FFA) as we build momentum towards a safe restart of our football competitions.”
Click here to read Capital Football’s Return to Football Guidelines.