Green Light to Start Training!
Football South Australia (FSA) has provided the framework for the return to training process following approval from the SA Government. A dedicated Return to Playing information page is available on the FSA website at: https://www.footballsa.com.au/return-to-training-hub .
We have been provided guidelines for all our teams to recommence training. We have contacted all coaches and commenced the process to formalise an interim training schedule that aligns with these guidelines.
Some of the guidelines that apply include:
- Pitches split into three zones
- Training to be conducted in small groups (no more than 10 players and/or other personnel in total) per zone
- Social distancing of 1.5m between players
- Only non-contact skills training drills to be undertaken. No deliberate body contact drills such as tackling is permitted
- Change rooms will be closed (Toilets will be available)
- No socialising before or after training (Get In, Train, Get Out)
Before participating in football activities all participants should not attend training if in the past 14 days they have:
- Been unwell or had any flu-like symptoms
- Been in contact with a known or suspected case of COVID-19
- Any respiratory symptoms (even if mild) or are at a high risk from a health perspective
The resumption of training and competitions will be achieved in a staged approach in line with government recommendations and approvals. This is the first step towards the resumption of competitions and we will continue to consult with all to ensure we are able to safely return.
To further aid the fight against COVID-19, FSA and Cumberland United support the Australian Government’s
COVIDSafe app and encourages all members of the football community to get behind this initiative.
Finally, we thank you for your support and your continued patience as we work toward re-starting season 2020.
With all that is happening with the COVID-19 pandemic, we have a fantastic good news story.
SOLARLAB, an Adelaide based company has come on board as a major sponsor for the next 3 years. Focused on designing and delivering high-quality solar installations across Australia, SOLARLAB covers everything solar from small-scale residential to large-scale commercial grid-connected systems.
In these unprecedented times, it’s an enormous undertaking that a local business has joined our existing business partners to deliver a 70 panel, 19.6KW solar system as part of its sponsorship to the club.
Club President Tom Schoen said, “We aim to embrace renewable energy while reducing high energy costs. Significant savings both financial and environmental will have an immediate impact. Based on our existing power consumption, projected savings can cut the club’s electricity bill by 35 percent. Electricity usage is always increasing, so any adjustment downward makes a big difference.”
Justin Bralic, Chief of Operations for SOLARLAB stated, “We are excited to be involved with an established club that has a community focus and a family atmosphere. We share the same values at SOLARLAB. We thought that we could support the club moving forward, helping them save on energy consumption well into the future with their own PV Solar System installed by our in house team.”
Contributing to a sustainable environment was one of the club’s key objectives. This initiative will reduce the environmental footprint and deliver savings. The club can now look forward to the real possibility of battery storage and drive costs down even more. Zero power costs can be a genuine possibility.
We are truly fortunate at Cumberland United Football Club for the amount of time, money, and effort SOLARLAB has put into the club and we sincerely thank them. If you have been thinking about a solar system for your home or business, now is the time to act. Remember, by supporting our business partners you are supporting our club.
Contact SOLARLAB direct on 1800 512 251.