An Important Message about COVID-19 (Corona)

Maroubra Saints Junior AFL Club has been monitoring the spread of Covid-19 (Corona) virus closely and are greatly concerned about the health of our club members. The situation is emerging and subject to change rapidly. With that in mind, we are issuing our current stance on the situation with the proviso that this may change unexpectedly.

 

As parents, players and members of the club, we along with Sydney Harbour Juniors AFL competition and AFL NSW are taking the threat of Corona virus seriously. We have and will continue to obtain advice from Australian and NSW governments and the AFL. See the attached PDF for a statement from the AFL.

 

The current advice is to continue with the season, with the expectation that we are in unprecedented territory and participation may be impacted by decisions outside of our control.

 

The Maroubra Saints Junior AFL Club may also, outside of the AFL and Sydney Harbour Juniors competition, decide to shut down training and games should we at any stage deem there is a likely risk to our members.

This will not be taken lightly but first and foremost is the safety of our players and community.

 

It is important if you or your child have any symptoms that might indicate an infection or illness that you do not attend training or play matches.  We also ask that parents and kids follow strict hygiene protocols (both at home/work and at footy) to prevent spreading infections.  As parents you are free to take a break from training/matches if they wish to avoid contact for any reason, we each must assess the risk to our families. We do ask that you inform your Coach and Team Manager of that decision so we can accommodate.

We are hopeful that the season will not be significantly impacted by the unusual circumstances and will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as necessary.

If you need specific information on our response to the virus to contact us through Facebook, or email us here. We have appointed a committee member to address your concerns.

Like all of you, we here at Maroubra Saints wish for a safe season for all.

Maroubra Saints Junior AFL Club Committee.