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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
What does the 2020 season look like:
- All fixtures will be local. There will be no inter-district competition due to
the shortened competition.
- 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.
- Reduction of Registration and Team Nomination Fees.
- Reduction of turf fees
- 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-