Please see update below to all Clubs and members from Matt Brady, President SSFA
I write this morning on behalf of SSFA to provide the football community with an update following the announcement by Football Federation Australia (FFA) on 1 April that all football activity remains suspended at least until 31 May 2020.
SSFA continue our scenario planning for the deferred season subject to the status of the current NSW Public Health Order. The suspension of all football activities must therefore continue until at least 30 June, unless the order is lifted earlier. In response, the office is working towards getting on the pitch from early July. As previously stated our date to complete 9 rounds of football with no finals series is 11th July 2020. Ultimately though, it will not be FFA, FNSW or the SSFA that make the determination for this season. It will be the coordinated response of our 26 member Clubs as to their willingness to participate. SSFA will continue to strictly follow Government advice and only allow participants to get back on the pitch when it is deemed safe to do so.
We continue to seek clarity from Government in relation to the Active Kids voucher for season 2020. Currently we have not received any written confirmation as to any rebranding of the monies. I would merely state that it is Government money and as such there is no refund to parents with all funds being held with Clubs at this stage.
In anticipation of the job keeper allowance, staff have been re employed for 3 days a week. Please continue to email both SSFA office and the General Manager with any relevant items that may need attention.
SSFA is committed to keeping stakeholders as informed as we can during these unpredictable times. We’ll provide a further update in May, or sooner if pertinent information comes to hand.
Thank you to the many volunteers who are keeping their clubs operating and responding to enquiries from their members and communities.
SSFA greatly appreciates your ongoing patience and wish you and your families the very best of health.
Sutherland Shire Football Association