Hockey Tweed     Covid 19 Safe Return to Play

Update June 1, 2020

Welcome to the 2020 season!

It will be a different season to others but we know many of you are missing your

hockey so we have developed a few models which will give all our members an

opportunity to play lots of hockey at a reasonable cost and with some added

value.

Hockey Tweed are in a unique situation as they are a member association of

Hockey Qld, but are located in NSW so are governed under its jurisdiction. The

Board of management have developed a Covid Safe plan which follows the

recommendations of Hockey Qld’s “Return to Play Guidelines Stage 2” but

complies with the rules of NSW Health.

Obviously, our many of our members are missing their hockey friends and

competition and so are keen to start. It has been a difficult few months and

many people are suffering from poor mental health whilst following the isolation

restrictions. There may be some members who may be suffering financial

hardship under the current economic conditions and may find it difficult to

afford hockey. The Board of Management has developed a format for the

competition that will show a reduction in our fee structure to make hockey more

affordable for our members. Given that the competition is starting later than

usual, Hockey Tweed has been forced to modify the fixture format and are also

including some extra items in their fee packages.

 

STAGE 2

According to the Covid “Return to play guidelines”, at the commencement of

Stage 2 – June 12, we are permitted to open Hockey Tweed’s main centre at

Murwillumbah for turf bookings.

Currently, we will only be operating one turf (Turf 2) as we are still waiting for

the WA borders to open so that Tiger turf contractors can travel to compete the

laying of the turf. Once this occurs, the job, weather, permitting will only take 7-

10 days. Turf 2 will be available on weekends from June 12 for 1 hour timeslots

for teams and 2 hours for clubs and will involve all the Covid restrictions. (NB –

these are changing weekly). Please book via the admin@hockeytweed.com.

 

STAGE 3

What does the 2020 season look like:

  1. All fixtures will be local. There will be no inter-district competition due to

the shortened competition.

  1. All fixtures will be held at the Hockey Tweed Centre in Murwillumbah.

This is part of Hockey Tweed’s Covid Safe Plan to ensure compliancy.

  1. Reduction of Registration and Team Nomination Fees.
  2. Reduction of turf fees
  3. The options are:

OPTION 1 – July until September (Term 3)

Term 4 (Oct-Dec) comp is a separate competition. Term 4 comp will look more

like a summer comp with more focus on mid-week fixtures with some social

carnivals on weekends. All HQ and HA fees will cover whole 2020 season.

OPTION 2 – Extension of Season until October

Season extends until end of October so a 16-17 week competition

 

OPTION 3 – Extension of Season until December

Term 3 & 4 are combined for a normal 20 week comp. – July-December

 

NB.- may lose members due to summer sport commitments but could offer mid-

week fixtures