Netball and football get ready for games to start

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Yanchep Netball Club has 10 teams with players keen for games to start at Kingsway next month.

YANCHEP Netball Club teams are getting ready for when games get underway at Wanneroo Districts Netball Association next month.

The club has 10 teams, which will be taking part this season with the Year 2 to Year 3 games to start at Kingsway on Friday, June 26.

Yanchep Netball Club president Kristy Loftus said the other teams would play on the Saturday.

In a statement Netball WA announced today that Dana Sawka has been elected to its board of directors for a two-year term.

“She is enthusiastic about netball, having played for many years at Wanneroo Districts Netball Association and being an avid West Coast Fever member,’’ the statement said.

Quinns District Amateur Football Club president Darren Eiffler said all eight teams were prepared for the new-look season.

 “Our players are itching to get back into playing,” he said.

 “We are doing everything we can to make sure that our players, coaches and their families are safe.

 “We have sanitiser for everyone to use before and after training, are training in rotation and in groups of 20.

 “This season will look different but everyone is enjoying being back.”

On Friday, May 29 the McGowan Government, while announcing the further easing of Covid-19 restrictions, said full contact sport and training was now permitted.

The phase 3 reduction in restrictions – to start on Saturday, June 6 – includes replacing the 4sqm rule with a 2sqm rule for indoor and outdoor venues with non-work gatherings limit lifted to 100 people, with up to 300 people in some settings.

Meanwhile Sport Australia has launched a suite of practical resources for community sporting clubs and associations, which rely on dedicated volunteers for their existence.

Sport Australia acting chief executive officer Rob Dalton said the Return to Sport Toolkit was primarily aimed at supporting the safe resumption of community sport.

The toolkit guides clubs and associations at every level to document their own Covid-19 safety plan and appoint a Covid safety coordinator to implement and oversee it.

As part of the toolkit, a checklist works through practical and progressive steps such as relevant approvals from the state government and National Sporting Organisation, facilities management, training behaviours, hygiene protocols, management of illness and  communicating the processes with members.

It also includes an attendance roster template.

The toolkit is available at https://www.sportaus.gov.au/return-to-sport