Be advised that due to the current air quality conditions being experienced at the State Cup venue, games scheduled for Saturday, December 7, will be delayed by 1 hour. The first games are now scheduled to commence at 9am.
We the predicated conditions for today the current alterations to playing conditions will remain in force for Saturday, December 7, 2019.
That is as follows:
• Games will be played across 27 minutes; that is two 12minute halves with a 3-minute half time break.
• By playing halves, games will NOT be turnaround touch. Teams will play in the same direction and only change direction at half time.
• Timeslots will be on a 30min rotation. That is 9.00am, 9.30am, 10.00am etc
• The online draw for today is being currently adjusted to reflect the new time schedule.
All participants will be alerted on the NSW Touch App as updates are made.
We are hopeful that predicated wind conditions during the day will aid in clearing.
Please note that this decision has been taken in the best interests of all participants, across all divisions and inclusive of our referee contingent.
We remind all participants with chronic health problems, particularly respiratory and cardiac, need to consider the risks of playing in a smoke-filled environment.
The NSWTA encourages all players, and their families, to consider the health risks associated with exercising in a smoke-filled environment. If anyone is participating and starts getting symptoms, they should be brought off the field immediately and given medical attention.
Your participant’s health should take priority. The decision to play will be left to the individual. If a participant is asthmatic, they need to ensure that they have all medications with them – preventers and relievers.