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COVID-19 Update (14th March 2020)

URGENT UPDATE COVID-19 – Floorball WA (14th March 2020)

The current global situation associated with COVID-19 presents a unique challenge to our sporting community and public health in WA.

It is, therefore, extremely important that as a State Sporting Association, we attempt to mitigate risk to the health of our members in line with the Federal Department of Health and WA Department of Health guidelines and recommendations.

It is with deep sadness that the Floorball WA Board is announcing the cancellation of the remaining two finals weekends of the 2019/20 FWA Summer League competition. This decision, although hard, we feel is in the best interest of our member’s overall health and wellbeing. We cannot, in good conscious, provide a potential platform for the COVID-19 virus to gain entry into our community.

This decision was made after much discussion between the Floorball WA Board, external providers and in line with our risk matrix. Multiple outcomes, potential consequences and mitigating factors were discussed and voted upon. We fully understand that this may very well be conceived as being overly cautious, however, we must put the health and safety of our members first.

As a community, Floorball WA and its members share in their disappointment at not being able to showcase the best of the best in our sport at the Grand Final. Rest assured, we are extremely sympathetic to those teams who have unfortunately missed out on an opportunity to showcase their team’s considerable talent and determination.

Please note, that although being alert and cautious is recommended, this should not be a time to panic. Floorball WA at this time would like to make the following recommendation to all Floorball clubs, our members, sports administrators, players and volunteers:

1 – We recommend that due to the nature and progression of the virus over the recent days that clubs reconsider events, trainings and social within their own membership bases. This of course is only a recommendation and decisions should be made based on your own procedures and process.

2 – Continue to support each other, our sporting community is strong and this is the time where we show leadership in the face of adversity and provide an example to other Floorball organisations and sporting codes.

3 – Continue to regularly address the unveiling situation and stay up to date with health advice from the WA State and Federal Health Departments.

4 – Ensure you continue to practice good hygiene habits if you do decide to continue with events.

Any member that meets the WA State Government’s minimum requirements for testing or self-quarantine/self-isolation should self-exclude themselves from participating and seek further medical advice.

Currently in WA there has been no evidence of community transmission of the virus, however, it is recommended that health and hygiene best practice is followed.

Further advice can be sought from:

WA Health Department – https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Artic…/…/Coronavirus


Australian Government Department of Health – https://health.gov.au

For general advice regarding COVID-19, call the Australian Government’s Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.

We appreciate that this is an unfortunate outcome and thank you for your patience and understanding in the matter.

If you have any questions, queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Kyle Lister at information@floorballwa.org or Jason Petty at president@floorballwa.org

COVID-19 Update (13th March 2020)

URGENT UPDATE COVID-19 – Floorball WA (13th March 2020)

The current global situation associated with COVID-19 presents a unique challenge to our sporting community and public health in WA.

It is, therefore, extremely important that as a state sporting association, we attempt to mitigate risk to the health of our members in line with the Federal Department of Health and WA Department of Health guidelines and recommendations.

In line with triggers identified in the Floorball WA – Risk
Evaluation for Singapore Open 2020 and COVID-19 and in light of the recent Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Smart Traveller advice for reconsidering non-essential travel to all international destinations, Floorball WA has made the decision to withdraw from the Junior Singapore Floorball Open 2020. At this stage Floorball WA is still undertaking a risk assessment for participation in the Singapore Floorball Open for seniors. Please note that this decision is not being taken lightly.

Decision-making under circumstances of significant uncertainty is difficult, and likelihood of a consequence materialising particularly so. A likelihood of one person in the cohort of people associated with FWA’s trip to the Junior Singapore Open suffering a moderate injury or incident (including, in the context of COVID-19, hospitalisation or quarantine) is considered, at this time likely. As such, it is in the best interests of our member’s health and safety that we have made this decision.

As for other competitions, in light of the Federal Government’s recommendation that non-essential mass gatherings of over 500 people should be avoided from Monday 16th March 2020, Floorball WA strongly recommends that all members and participants seriously reconsider their participation in competitions within Australia. Floorball WA will provide further updates on competitions and event advice on this subject in due course. All updates will be provided as soon as more information becomes available. At this stage unless otherwise notified events this weekend will proceed as planned.

Especially, leading into finals and the end of our season, Floorball WA recommends all members, spectators and anyone participating in Floorball across to the state to adhere to the following practices:

* Replace handshaking and physical contact where possible, instead greet or congratulate each other with a foot-tap or by tapping your stick on the ground.
* Do not share whistles or water bottles. Ensure your water bottle is clearly labelled to avoid confusion.
* Take care with food handling at games.
* Continue to cover nose and mouth with tissue or flexed elbow when coughing or sneezing.
* Keep 1.5m distance from anyone that is coughing or sneezing.
* All participants should wash their hands with soap and water and dry with paper towel prior to and after games.

Please note that this is an evolving situation and Floorball WA may take further actions should the need arise.

Any member that meets the WA State Government’s minimum requirements for testing or self-quarantine/self-isolation should self-exclude themselves from participating and seek further medical advice.

Currently in WA there has been no evidence of community transmission of the virus, however, it is recommended that health and hygiene best practice is followed.

Further advice can be sought from:
WA Health Department – https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Coronavirus
Australian Government Department of Health – https://health.gov.au

For general advice regarding COVID-19, call the Australian Government’s Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.

We appreciate that this is an unfortunate outcome and thank you for your patience and understanding in the matter.

If you have any questions, queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Kyle Lister at information@floorballwa.org or Jason Petty at president@floorballwa.org

 
 
 
 

FWA SG Open Youth Nominations


FWA is proud to announce that they are planning to send a number of junior teams to this years SG Open Youth competition.

This years competition will have 4 categories;

  • Under 12 boys
  • Under 12 girls
  • Under 14 boys
  • Under 14 girls


FWA will be trying its best to fill each category with one or more teams.
The tournament will run from the 12th June 2020 – 14th June 2020 and players will be expected to be in Singapore from 11th – 15th June 2020.
FWA will be providing coaches and managers for each of the teams that will be nominated, and training sessions will commence at a chosen time (possibly Friday afternoons or Sunday afternoons) after the Sunday state league has finished.


There will be a registration day, where all players will be asked to come and this will be held at the end of February.
To register for this great opportunity, please click on the following link and fill out the form.
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=30d8iu58iEaZ5J0PaSXzlKpL2NPdIE9LjtuqbxLNmSNUNlZHRFVPSEFKTTJVWEQ2RDVPMDI0T1pHOC4u


If you have any other questions, please contact operations@floorballwa.org or Jason Petty on 0402126727