HAS YOUR EVENT, ACTIVITY OR PARTICIPATION BEEN SANCTIONED?
IS THE TOURNAMENT YOU ARE REFEREEING AT SANCTIONED?
A sanctioned event is an event or activity that has been approved in writing by Football NSW.
Why is sanctioning required?
Sanctioning is required for insurance, risk and football management purposes. The insurances provided by Football NSW (FNSW) only apply to events sanctioned by FNSW. The FNSW Personal Accident insurance only applies to current registered players AND referees while participating in football activities or events which have been sanctioned by FNSW.
What events are already sanctioned?
Normal winter football season official training and competition games are already sanctioned. Competitions, tournaments and events conducted by Football NSW are automatically sanctioned.
Winter season club activities automatically sanctioned by Football NSW include: club registration days, trials, training matches, club meetings, club committee meetings, working bees, facility maintenance, ground maintenance, canteen operations and end of year presentations held at the club venue (with the exception of events involving amusement rides or jumping castles).
What events require sanctioning by Football NSW?
Events conducted by clubs and associations that require sanctioning by Football NSW are:
• Gala days, tournaments, holiday clinics, camps, charity events, festivals
• Pre-season come-and-try days
• Summer Football events and competitions
• Off-site activities which are not held at club venue
• Off-site Fundraising activities
• Off-site club functions or events
• Bunnings BBQs (or similar)
• Alternative training activities that are not football activities
• Extended or out of season training requests
• Any other event or activity which is not a normal winter football activity.
The Personal Accident insurance and other insurances provided by Football NSW only apply to events and activities sanctioned by Football NSW.
Sanction applications must be received by Football NSW at least 14 days prior to the event.
TEAM & PLAYER SANCTIONING REQUIREMENTS
Teams or players must obtain approval from their club, association and Football NSW prior to entering any event conducted by another State Football Federation or affiliated organisation outside of their branch, association or Football NSW. Such events include: Kanga Cup, Gold Coast Cup and Mallacoota Cup.
FNSW does not sanction events conducted by non-affiliated clubs, associations or organisations.
The Personal Accident insurance and other insurances provided by FNSW only apply to FNSW sanctioned activities.
Sanction applications must be received by Football NSW at least 14 days prior to the event. To apply contact your club, association or Football NSW.
Did you know that you may not be covered by FNSW insurances when officiating at non-sanctioned events?
Referees are covered by FNSW Personal Accident insurance when appointed to officiate in FNSW competitions and tournaments, Winter football competitions conducted by FNSW affiliated associations and FNSW Summer Football competitions. Referees are also covered when participating in official referee branch training, mentoring, referee coaching activities and meetings.
Referees are not automatically covered by FNSW insurances when officiating in non-sanctioned competitions, tournaments or events. Referee Branches should ask for sanctioning confirmation from event organisers. If unsure, individual referees should contact their branch.
If a Referee Branch is providing referees to a non-sanctioned competition or tournament, E.g. Johnny Warren Cup, King’s School Tournament, Police Games, Defence Force Cup etc. the Referee Branch must complete a Sanction Application form to apply for ‘participation sanctioning‘ for their referees to provide their services to these events.
OVERSEAS TOUR APPLICATION
INTERSTATE AND OVERSEAS PERMIT REQUIREMENTS
Teams travelling interstate or overseas to participate in football events must complete the relevant touring permit prior to entering the event and submit their permit application to Football NSW a minimum of eight weeks prior to departure.