Football NSW Hot Weather Policy in full force this weekend
The current forecast temperatures for this coming weekend across the Sydney and the Western areas reaching the low to high 30° – 40° mark, we would like to remind clubs of the FNSW Hot Weather Policy.
RECOMMENDED TEMPERATURES FOR CANCELLATION OF TRIAL GAMES AND TRAINING – Please contact the Football NSW after hours contact for assistance and guidance if consideration is being considered to cancel matches
CHILDREN – 32° (activity should be cancelled when ambient air temperature reaches 32°)
ADULTS – 37° (activity should be cancelled when ambient air temperature reaches 37°)
Cancellation may be necessary at lower temperatures, particularly where a higher level of humidity is present. Refer to the Heat Stress Index for risk levels.
Clubs are reminded of their duty of care and that in extreme temperatures the safety and welfare of players must be a priority.
Exposure to extreme heat can be dangerous to the health of adults and pose an ever-greater risk to the health of children and young people.
TEMPERATURES FOR MODIFICATION TO FOOTBALL ACTIVITIES
Where temperatures occur within the following ranges and a club has assessed and deemed a football activity to be safe to continue, consideration must be given to modifying the activity and increasing rest and drink breaks in shaded areas.
Children – 26° to 31° ambient temperature (at 32° activity should be cancelled – refer above)
Adults – 26° to 36° ambient temperature (at 37° activity should be cancelled – refer above)
Within these temperature ranges participation must also be closely monitored and the safety and welfare of players MUST BE A PRIORITY.