Ambitious Bankstown District Amateur Football Association side Padstow Hornets have ensured their participants and visitors that their Stuart Street Reserve home facility is and has been COVID-safe following the NSW Health and Football NSW’s strict guidelines during the rebooted Community Football season.
Speaking to the Canterbury Bankstown Torch recently, proud Hornets General Manager Greg Peddie has been content with how the club has gone about their business albeit with a lack of fundraising and canteen profits.
“We’ve got hand sanitizers everywhere, new signage and new sign on procedures which we revisit each and every week to see if we can improve on anything.
“We’ve only been selling pre-packaged food and it has been hard on the families who would normally be enjoying our regular barbeques, kids discos and trivia nights.”
With twenty-one teams in total, fielding sides from the Under 6’s right up to the over 45’s during the 2020 season, Peddie hopes that BDAFA will be hosting a summer football competition, something they took part in last year in what was a huge hit with the local football scene.
“There’s no better feeling than watching the kids develop their skills and become so passionate about playing.
“There’s a lot of cranky kids around if it rains and the grounds are closed (laughs).”