It’s been raining, it’s been pouring and hopefully we are on come the morning!
The recent wet weather which has swept Sydney, has had a significant impact on the 2018 Vawdon Cup final series in recent weeks. Whilst the recent rain was certainly needed to assist the majority of venues to look their best, it has absolutely dampened the spirits of those that have been lucky enough to be a part of the Final Series and hoping for success.
To assist in the participant experience and inline with our recent communication of weather impacting the event, we can now provide the Participant Update via a Memorandum which relates to the competition moving forward including the games scheduled for Friday 19th October and their variables;
These variables include;
-Venues, times and locations to potentially differ for Friday 19th October
-Referee Appointments; potentially differing venues, times and locations for Friday 19th October
-Potential restructure of the remaining final series
Snapshot of Memo
Overview-Essential Reading for ALL Participants
The New South Wales Touch Association (NSWTA) wishes to advise that we are currently exploring all possible scenarios in relation to the impending wet weather and how the Vawdon Cup can be completed in the allowable schedule. To assist in this process, we have provided the below details for Affiliate Coordinators, Referees and Team Management to please review them very carefully, as there may be significant changes throughout, that impact them directly. As per our previous correspondence prior to last weeks washout there are numerous scenarios provided for the participants of this event.
Whilst there are certainly a number of options listed, it is imperative to acknowledge that any and all changes to the competition will be circulated via the following means;
-Direct Email to all participants confirming any changes, if any.
-NSW Touch Smart Phone App Push Notification and subsequent article/memo. Please ensure that this has been updated since the last iOS 12 update for iPhones and as always push notifications turned on.
-NSW Touch Football Website nswtouch.com.au
-NSW Touch Football social media channels; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
N.B With all of the above, any decision will be communicated prior to 3pm on Friday 19th October 2018. Given the nature of this memorandum and its content we request that all participants are patient in the release of information. NSW Touch Football will release the detail as soon as possible.
Obviously, the weather conditions have produced circumstances that are less than ideal. We appreciate all participants understanding and support in working with us to ensure we can conclude the 2018 Vawdon Cup.
Finally, we request once again that all stakeholders that view the information contained in this correspondence to please review details carefully to avoid confusion.
So, where we are at currently in terms of venues?
We can advise that at this point in time; 9am October 18th both scheduled venues for games on Friday 19th October; Jones Park, Banks Street Merrylands (Westmead TA) and Vale of Ah, Auld Avenue Milperra (Bankstown TA) are OPEN.
What venues could be used throughout the remainder of the 2018 Vawdon Cup Final Series?
-Bankstown; Vale of Ah Reserve Auld Avenue Milperra 2214.
-Chifley; Chifley Sports Reserve Bunnerong Road Chifley 2036.
-Tempe; Waterworth Park, Bayview Avenue Earlwood 2206.
-Westmead; Jones Park, Banks Street Merrylands 2145.
What if more Rain Falls and Fields Close?
As mentioned previously, we are reviewing all situations/ground status and can advise of the following, should things remain the same or the status of one or both Westmead and Bankstown venues becomes closed on Friday October 19th.
So What now in Relation to the 2018 Vawdon Cup?
We have modelled several scenarios which intend to assist in the competition being completed in the coming weeks. To see this information please view the Memorandum Vawdon Cup Finals Series Status & Scenario 18.10.18
The status and scenario that will be implemented will be advised through those communication channels on Friday 19th October prior to 3pm.
Grand Final Information
We can confirm that the 2018 Vawdon Cup Grand Finals will be held at Chifley Reserve, Bunnerong Road Chifley on Saturday 27th October. For more information on the structure of the day please view the scenarios included in the Memo.
For more information on this please contact our Event Team;
Daniel Rushworth Sport Manager via firstname.lastname@example.org or 9558 9333
Keith Lee Event Coordinator via email@example.com or 9558 9333
Rebecca Dennis Event Officer via firstname.lastname@example.org or 9558 9333