Dear Raiders Players and Parents,
Please note at this stage Futsal this weekend is scheduled to go ahead as planned.
Whitlam Centre has advised us that the A/C will be operational from the morning to get the centre temperature cool, so that acceptable temperatures can be maintained throughout the day.
If you have any concerns regarding this information please do not hesitate in contacting me.
Below is a abstract from the FNSW Hot Weather Policy, which I have also attached FYI.
HOT WEATHER POLICY
APPLICABLE TO ALL COMPETITIONS AND EVENTS, ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL AND FUTSAL
With higher temperatures now occurring more frequently consideration must be given to the effects of heat and humidity on elite and amateur athletes and particularly children involved in football activities.
Football NSW has considered several factors in the development of this policy including the ongoing popularity of summer football and an increase in the temperatures leading into the winter season.
The following is provided in accordance with information provided by Sports Medicine Australia.
RECOMMENDED TEMPERATURES FOR CANCELLATION OF GAMES & TRAINING and other events including trial games, selection trials, clinics or any physical activities
ADULTS Cancel or postpone events at a temperature of 37°
CHILDREN Cancel or postpone events at a temperature of 32°
CAUTION: These are the maximum cancellation temperatures. Cancellation of games, training or events at lower temperatures may be necessary depending on local conditions and player wellbeing and acclimatization.
For the purpose of this policy a child is a person aged up to and including 16 years of age.
Yours in Sport
Raiders Futsal Club