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 only apply to events sanctioned by Football NSW.
What events are already sanctioned?
Normal winter football season club approved training and competition games are already sanctioned. Competitions, tournaments and events conducted by Football NSW are also already 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, charity events, festivals
• Pre-season Come-and-Try days
• Summer Football events and competitions
• Off-site events (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 event or activity which is not a normal winter football activity.
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 an 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.
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.
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.