Following the Federal Government’s announcement restricting social and group sport, Wyndham sporting reserves can no longer be used for group sport, including team sports. Solo exercise is permitted but please maintain a distance of at least 1.5 metres between individuals.
We know the important role sport plays in our community, and our sports grounds, pavilions and open spaces are hubs for sport, recreation, community and a healthy and active lifestyle.
As we continue to do all we can in order to minimise the spread of Covid-19 throughout our community, we have made the very difficult decision to not accept any new bookings for sportsgrounds, pavilions or open spaces as of today (Tuesday, 17 March).
If your group has existing community sport and recreation bookings, Council will liaise with you and the relevant peak bodies to ensure the local clubs and groups are supported to make informed decisions about the ongoing delivery of their activities.
Over the past week we have seen local Basketball, Netball, Rugby Union, and Dog Obedience suspend their activities until further notice due to concerns for participants and the spread of Covit-19.
While we acknowledge this may cause a level of disappointment amongst participants, it isn’t a decision we’ve made lightly.
As this situation is evolving rapidly, it is important that we as a Council are proactive and responsive, putting our community’s wellbeing at the forefront of all decisions we make and we thank you for your understanding.
A full list of closures and information about alternative service arrangements can be found at https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/covid19
If you suspect that you or a family member has COVID-19 you should call (not visit) your GP or ring the national COVID-19 Information Hotline on 1800 020 080.
For the most current information, resources and advice please visit The Department of Health and Human Services website, https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
As residents we can all do our bit for our community. Please keep an eye out for at-risk family members, neighbours and friends, and support one another.
2020 Winter Season Allocations
The 2020 Winter Seasonal allocation application process is now open.
It is important that clubs accurately record all training and competition requirements on their application, to ensure that your Sport & Recreation Development Officer (SRDO) has all the required information they require to complete the allocation process.
Pre Season Requests
Pre-Season training is permitted during the months of February to March. For grounds to be allocated for training and/or practice matches, facilities must first be free from any Summer Season scheduling and/or programmed maintenance works.
To submit your Pre-Season Allocation request, please complete the online Pre-Season Training Application Form prior to commencing pre-season activities.
Online Licence Agreements
Licences are distributed and signed on “Secured Signing” an online platform. Clubs will receive email notification that your licence is ready for signing, with instructions on how to complete this.
If you encounter problems, touch base with your Sport & Recreation Development Officer.
12 Month Licence Holders
Wyndham City Council will continue to offer those clubs noted as year-round hires the option to sign a 12-month licence agreement. As per last year’s arrangement the club will be required to complete the full application process for the 2019/20 summer season.
In March, those Clubs will be contacted to re-confirm their hours for the 2020 Winter Season. Confirmation letters and seasonal fee invoices will be circulated in line with the 6 monthly seasonal process.
|Monday 6 January||Pre - Season Training Form released|
|Friday 31 January||Pre - Season requests close and training period commences. Online Seasonal Application released.|
|Wednesday 19 February||Seasonal Allocation due.|
|Friday 28 February||Confirmation Letters sent to clubs.|
|Friday 13 March||Licence Agreements sent to clubs.|
|Wednesday 1 April||Official start of 2020 season.|
|Friday 1 May||Fees (seasonal & pre-season) sent to clubs.|
Please read through the information provided carefully and if you have any questions, your Sport & Recreation Development Officer (SRDO) will be happy to assist.