2020 SEASON WITHDRAWAL

 

Dear Members of Westlakes Wildcats Football Club

A Committee meeting was convened today, Saturday 13 June 2020, and after much consideration our Committee have decided as a Club we will not be taking part in the 2020 Season.

This decision has not been made lightly and is due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic. All aspects in relation to the running of this season have been assessed and we have made this decision for the health, safety and welfare of our members and the community.

In reaching this decision the following was taken into account:

  • Due to loss of players several teams were left with no reserves. There were also a number of coaches who were now unavailable. The choice of these people is fully understandable in the current situation with family health being foremost.
  • The season extension through to 11 October with games being played throughout school holidays. This leaves numerous teams with a further shortage of players which often results in forfeit.
  • Any games which are cancelled due to washout will not be replayed.
  • There is no final series for competition teams.
  • The Club would be unable to operate the canteen or BBQ.
  • Restrictions regarding spectators.
  • In the event of a second wave of Covid-19 the system would again be shut down and if even a single game has been played the association will not refund registration fees, due to insurance and season preparation.
  • All sponsorship, regardless of playing or not, has to be rolled over to 2021. No sponsorship for 2020.
  • Doubt over referee attendance.
  • The lack of Volunteer response for help needed throughout the week as well as weekends. Only approximately 1.5 – 2 % of members and parents responded.

In respect of registration fees there are 2 options in which players may chose.

  • Credit – a voucher is issued via Playfootball to the value paid for this year which can be used next year towards registration. This does not include the Active Kids Voucher.
  • Refund – if experiencing financial hardship your registration fee will be refunded via EFT. This does not include the Active Kids Voucher. PLEASE EMAIL you BSB & Account number by 4 July 2020, otherwise a voucher will be issued.

Please be aware that either of these choices will take some time to process at this point.

Actve Kids Vouchers are not redeemable for cash. These are a Government initiative and have been divided as follows:

  • Insurance – 10%
  • FFA – 14%
  • NNSW Football – 22.8%
  • Member Zones – 22.8%
  • Clubs – 30%

 

We will be back up and running bigger and better in 2021 and would like to take this opportunity to thank all our members for their patience and understanding during this difficult time.

 

Any inquiries can be directed to: [email protected]

 

The Committee

Westlakes Wildcats Football Club