The April Skill Acquisition Program (SAP) Gala Day for U11’s and 12’s and Girls SAP U12’s at Valentine Sports Park that was scheduled to take place this weekend has been cancelled.
With the rain already received and more expected on what are already saturated fields, the grass pitches have been deemed unplayable after inspections were undertaken by Football NSW Staff and Management.
Whilst not all matches are scheduled to be played on the grass pitches, Football NSW believe that cancellation of the weekend in full is the only reasonable option.
In addition to this, the areas surrounding the venue, including spectator viewing, car park and warm up areas are extremely waterlogged.
Football NSW are of the view that this would have led to further issues over the course of the weekend, including player and spectator safety and an overall poor football experience.
Football NSW would like to take this opportunity to express our disappointment in being unable to host the SAP Gala Day for U11’s, U12’s and Girls SAP U12’s and offer our apologies for any inconvenience.
Unfortunately, this weekend cannot be rescheduled due to scheduling challenges within the 2017 Football Calendar, however we can confirm that the Gala Day for these age groups is still scheduled for August.