NEWS & UPDATES
WARRADALE FC SEASON 2020 COVID19 UPDATE
29 May 2020 update
COVID-19 Update - Season 2020 Return to Training
‘Warradale FC are happy to announce we have received approval from NFA and Wollondilly Shire Council to proceed to return to training for season 2020 and our aim is to return Tuesday 2nd June 2020. The only items remaining for Warradale FC left to complete to return to training by this date are:
- The Linemarking to be completed on the field,
- Coaches attend and complete the information session
- Team training timetables to be populated and issued to NFA.
We have provided the following PDF Files for our members to show our compliance to Football NSW Guidelines and Safework Australia COVID-19 Protocols. These plans outline our club’s intention to provide a facility where teams can train in an environment that mitigates risk of spread of disease, adhering to social distancing laws and allow continuing development of player skill sets and fitness. It is our hope these plans allow a safe and successful return to training for season 2020. Note: Plans are robust, working title subject to review and amendment on a weekly basis in line with continuing developments in restrictions laws.
- Club back to training plan 2020 ......................................
- Coaches back to training plan 2020..............................
- Players and Spectators back to training plan .......
WARRADALE FC SEASON 2020 COVID19 UPDATE
25 May 2020 update
WATERBOARD OVAL OPEN
Please be advised that Waterboard Oval is open for training purposes only at this time, all training will commence under strict Australian Health, WFC, NFA and Council guidelines once our club has been given approval......... please read below for more Info.
RETURN TO TRAINING AND TEAMS UPDATE
Hi everyone, we have endured a very tough few months and the light is at the end of the tunnel - we would like to provide an update on return to training and current team lists
RETURN TO TRAINING...
Despite Football NSW advising clubs can return to training, We wish to clarify the following..
(please read all very carefully)
*All clubs in NFA need to submit a return to training plan to NFA to gain approval as we need to meet certain guidelines and government enforced restriction laws which once NFA approve we then submit to our members - we are in the process of collating information to issue to NFA for approval
- Our club needs to gain approval from Wollondilly Council for use of club toilets as currently only public toilets are open for use - we are currently in talks of submitting required information to council to gain provisional use
- Committee is in the process of organising a coaches information session Saturday 30th May 11am at Waterboard Oval. This will not be mandatory for coaches to attend on the day however in order for coaches to conduct training they will need to have completed information session prior to conduct training so it is best all coaches wishing to conduct training to attend. Managers are also welcome to attend.
- Training days/times are set to be reviewed in order to meet guidelines so please DON’T plan for training to return as per previous arrangements, we can assure you we will
endeavour to provide all information to members ASAP.
Provided the above can be met and approved in time the plan is to return to training Tuesday 2nd June.
It was really pleasing to see that all teams are still ok to proceed at this point for the season and is really encouraging all players are keen to get out on the field. However due to some deregistrations across all age groups we wish to advise we have vacancies on the following age groups
If you wish to enquire about vacancies in other age groups than the ones mentioned above please contact to see what we can do.
On a final note on the above, please note return to training can only be successful if all members, parents included, are able to remain vigilant and follow the rules
The field at Waterboard is currently open for use by council and people are welcome to kick the ball around however you are not covered by the clubs insurance if you get injured as our club is not approved to return to training as of yet.
Cheers to hopefully a great season ahead
15 May 2020 update
WARRADALE FC SEASON 2020 COVID19 UPDATE
REQUEST TO CONFIRM COMMITMENT & DEREGISTRATION INFORMATION
Dear Warradale FC Members
As you are aware season 2020 is currently on hold, however Nepean FA (NFA) are currently working towards a July 2020 season re-commencement and Warradale FC Committee are also working towards this date, each day that passes fills us with confidence that a July start date could well be a possibility. NFA hope to be able to provide confirmation of the season status by Mid-June, but remain reliant upon State Government, FNSW and local councils to confirm this information.
We however would like to kindly ask all members to confirm your commitment to Warradale FC for season 2020. We also need to understand the impact players commitments will have on the current team lists moving forward so we can advise NFA.
If you are intending to remain committed to the season, please read the recent NFA COVID-19 Player Update #2 issued from NFA via email 26th April 2020 to all members prior to confirming this. It is also attached below this letter for your convenience. Please read this letter and the NFA COVID-19 Update #2 thoroughly.
If you are intending on de-registering for this season, please note the following:
If you intend on receiving full refund from NFA and Warradale FC when deregistering, you will have until 11:59pm Saturday 23rd May to complete deregistration
We ask you to contact our club registrar and your coach by COB Thursday 21st May 2020 if you intend on deregistering to receive full refund from NFA and Warradale FC. This will allow our club to provide early notification of teams that are likely to be impacted or withdrawn
If you choose to deregister between 24th may – round 1 of season re-commencement, please advise your coach and registrar and then complete de-registration. Please note Warradale FC will receive a refund of your fees paid to NFA, less a $16.50 de-registration fee. Warradale FC will pass the balance onto you.
Standard rules regarding deregistration during the season will apply as per usual after season re-commencement. You will not receive a refund if you choose to deregister after playing a minimum of 1 game
If you choose to de-register prior to 11:59pm 23rd May, NFA will reject your request to re-register if the season is confirmed to re-commence
You must complete de-registrations on Play football and then notify the club registrar you have completed deregistration. Club registrar email address is email@example.com
There are also a number of junior and senior players yet to finalize payment for registration. Those players will be contacted privately to confirm their commitment to Warradale FC this season. These players will have until COB Tuesday 19th May to re-affirm their commitment to the club to discuss payment or confirm de-registration. We need to know this as a priority so that we can assess if the teams these players are currently registered in will remain viable for season 2020.
Please note the following administration deadlines Warradale FC have to meet with NFA
Friday 22nd May 2020 – Warradale FC have to provide list of teams impacted by players opting to take de-registrations and teams that will have to be withdrawn
Sunday 7th June 2020 – Warradale FC have to provide final team listings to NFA so NFA can issue Warradale FC registration fees and NFA can commence re-grading if applicable
Our club maintains a stance of support for our players and we wish to re-affirm goodwill for our members in these trying times. We can confirm the following:
Players who wish to deregister by 23rd May will be refunded in full by NFA and Warradale FC except for AKV for Junior Players
Players who wish to deregister after 23rd May and before round 1 will receive full refund of registration fees minus deregistration fee from NFA and AKV for junior players
All players will be refunded in full with the exception of AKV for junior players if season is cancelled
All Players will receive their training shirts regardless of the season outcome - Due to current international travel restrictions the shirts arrived on Tuesday 12th May. The training shirts is our goodwill to you and our commitment to advertise our sponsors.
All players will receive business partnership advertising coupons from our sponsors and other various local businesses as our club is looking to provide support for local business in these tough times. We will be advising when these coupons will be issued.
After Sunday 24th May our club will provide a post to confirm the remaining teams or teams that need to be altered, please be mindful we can only be as transparent as the players are with their intentions to confirm they remain committed or deregister by the above dates. We are here to support you so all we kindly ask for is for transparency. We will receive further direction from NFA to provide final team listings by 7th June.
In closing this has been a roller coaster year so far and a year that is certainly unprecedented. They say there is light at the end of the tunnel and if we all continue to do what the government authorities tell us to do we can all certainly contribute to getting back out on the field and do what we do best.
Yours in Sport
President – Warradale FC
Print or Download the full WFC update in PDF Here
COVID-19 updates below
Warradale FC have been made officially aware season 2020 has been temporarily suspended from 12am Wednesday 18th March - 14th April 2020
We apologise for this however this is a unique and fluid situation completely out of our hands.
13th March 2020
17th March, 2020
Print or Download the full NFA#2 update in PDF Here
Print or Download the full NFA#3 update in PDF Here
Mental Health Resources – NFA – COVID-19
Many people use sport as a vehicle to alleviate the symptoms of mental health disorders and challenges. At Nepean FA, we acknowledge that we don’t have all the answers, but our football family is important to us and we want to make sure you know that if your mental health is negatively impacted by the crisis, help is not far away. Click Here to access links to organisations both local and international that provide resources and information to help you cope
Our Family of Sponsors
Our club has focused on building relationships with local businesses and assist them in the current economic climate by providing them with increased exposure in the wider community. This has seen a mutually beneficial outcome for Warradale FC in the release of the following merchandise for season 2019
ABOUT WARRADALE FC
Warradale FC was formed as Warradale District Soccer Club in 1983 by our ‘founding
mothers’ – Anita Reynolds, Rene Colyn and Jenny Whitehouse. The 3 ladies formed the
club due to the many women and children in the local area who wanted to play soccer and
represent the local community rather than travel into Penrith and Camden to play.
The first team to represent the community was an all age ladies team in 1984 and this
soon evolved into kid’s teams and men’s teams.
The name Warradale comes from the merger of Warragamba and Silverdale into one
The club’s home ground has been Waterboard Oval and is located on Production Avenue,
Warragamba. However for one season in 1996 Warradale played their home games at
Badgeries Creek as Waterboard Oval was going through some much needed upgrades to
the playing surface.
The club’s colours have always been Royal Blue and White, our primary strip is
predominantly royal blue jerseys with white shorts and blue socks and the alternative
strip is predominantly white with white shorts and blue socks.
Traditionally Warradale has welcomed players from Warragamba, Silverdale, Werombi
and Wallacia. More recently the club has welcomed players from Mulgoa, Luddenham,
Bringelly and Glenmore Park..
The club always has and will continue to maintain a community and family orientated
culture. The club has always welcomed players from all walks of life, all abilities and the
club has always viewed itself as an inclusive club, not exclusive.
The club has a reputation of players who are 2nd and 3rd generation players currently
playing at Warradale.
The club has long been known for acknowledging the many other sports codes in the local
area. The club never has and never will be in the business of poaching talent from the
other sports codes and instead we at Warradale embrace the many different sports
available in our local area. We are however passionate about providing a club that all
people who want to play soccer play at Warradale FC.
Our recent collaboration with Warragamba Netball Club for a trivia night in July 2018
further highlights the club’s desire to work with other sports clubs in the local area and
continuously improve our club’s image to the local community.