Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Letterhead

9 May 2020

We sincerely hope this finds you and your family well. Hopefully you have all found ways to stay safe, well and connected.

No doubt you have all missed football as much as we have so we are thrilled to finally have some news regarding the return of football. This is the first instance since all sport was shelved by COVID19 that we can communicate any sort of direction.

Yesterday the Federal Government, and subsequently the Queensland Government, announced the 3 Step Framework for a COVIDSAFE Australia.

There will be three stages to the return for sport.

Step 1- 15th May 2020

Outdoor Sport (Up to 10 people) will return if implemented consistently with the AIS Framework for rebooting Sport.

Step 2 - 12th June 2020

Up to 20 people will be allowed to participate in outdoor Sport (consistent with the AIS Framework for Rebooting Sport).

Step 3 - 10 July 2020

All venues will be allowed to operate with gatherings of up to 100 people. Community sport expansion to be considered consistent with the AIS framework to Rebooting Sport.

The release of the three-step plan is a positive step towards the reintroduction of sport and recreation, which aligns to the AIS Framework for Rebooting Sport in a COVID-19 Environment and we know will be welcomed by all.

Western Pride Football Club consider the health and safety of all its members, families, friends and visitors paramount. With this in mind, Western Pride Football Club will implement a Best Practise Hosting Football Events Policy when we return. The details of this policy are being finalised by the club, Football Queensland and Football Brisbane, to pave the way for a return as soon as sanctions are lifted and will reflect the quality standards of our club and our commitment to excellence.

The patience shown by players and parents in this fluid environment needs to be commended. Not just with our club, but the whole football family.

We will communicate further on how we will return to football and once we have received direction from Football Queensland and Football Brisbane.

Thanks again for your patience.

1 April 2020

Western Pride Football Clubs has received notification from Football Queensland (FQ) that the suspension of all sanctioned games in Queensland will be extended until at least 30 June 2020. 


The club will continue to monitor the situation closely and follow all guidelines put in place by the relevant government authorities, Football Federation Australia and FQ.


We will continue to update our members as soon as more news comes to hand.

17 March 2020

Dear Club Members,


Western Pride Football Clubs has today received notification from Football Federation Australia (FFA) and Football Queensland (FQ) that all sanctioned games have been suspended indefinitely. This includes all FQPL, FFA Cup and NPL Junior Girls and Boys matches. 


All subsequent football activities such as training have also been suspended.


We understand that this decision will disappoint many, but the health and safety of all our members is our top priority. 


Our club will provide all players with fitness programs tailored to their age group. These exercises can be carried out at home to help maintain fitness during this time.


The club will continue to monitor the situation closely and follow all guidelines put in place by the relevant government authorities, FFA and FQ.


We will continue to update our members as soon as more news comes to hand.


Yours in Football,

Western Pride Football Club

16 March, 2020


Dear Club Members,


Western Pride Football Clubs wishes to reassure all our players, parents and members that our club is taking the current COVID-19 global pandemic very seriously. The safety of all our members is our top priority. 


This is a very fluid situation that is changing rapidly by the day. We will continue to follow the advice of Football Federation Australia, Football Queensland and government authorities to ensure the safety of our members. 


Currently, the Federal Government has banned large gatherings of over 500 people. As such, we highly encourage all our players to still attend training, but only if you are feeling well and do not display any symptoms of COVID-19. 


As a precaution, we ask that all players bring their own water bottle to training and games. Under no circumstances are you to share your drink bottle with anyone else. We will also have hand sanitiser and wipes available and strongly encourage our members to regally wash your hands. We also ask that players and members no longer shake hands with each other and instead opt for elbow or foot bumps.  


Until advised otherwise from the relevant authorities, it is business as usual for our club. We will continue to update our members as soon as news comes to hand.


Yours in Football,

Western Pride Football Club

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