In the ACT, it is anticipated that inter-club trial matches can commence when Stage 3 of the Canberra Recovery Plan comes into effect.
In NSW, it is anticipated that trial matches can commence from 1 July 2020.
Clubs that wish to deliver trial matches need to complete a Trial Match Request Form and lodge it with Capital Football.
The ACT and NSW Government’s responses to the pandemic are evolving and fluid. If there are changes to the communities management of COVID, Government may adjust the easing of restrictions or apply additional restrictions.
Clubs are welcome to request permission from Capital Football to undertake a trial match but should note that if approved, it is conditional and based on the restrictions in place in the relevant jurisdiction at the time of application. If the restrictions change approval for the match may need to be revoked.
In the event restrictions are changed and the match cannot go ahead Capital Football will contact the requesting Clubs and advise them of this.
Clubs wanting to participate in an inter-club trial match must also have a suitable Return to Play in a COVID Safe Environment Plan that has been checked by Capital Football.
It is very important that Clubs ensure strong adherence to their COVID-safe plans, particularly hand hygiene and physical distancing, to minimise any risk of transmission.
Lastly, inter-club trial matches against clubs from another Member Federation, may also be subject to meeting any policies the other Member Federation has in place around trial matches.