Return to training!

Dear Members,

Redbacks Football is on its way back!

We can now share the following dates as part of our staged approach to recommencing training at the Redbacks:

Team: Commencing date:
Senior Men and Reserves from Monday 18 May, 2020
JBNPL from Thursday 21 May, 2020
Senior Women and Reserves from Sunday 24 May, 2020
Metro Men from Thursday 28 May, 2020
U13-U18 Junior Teams from Monday 1 June, 2020
Over 45’s from Monday 1 June, 2020
U8-U12 MiniRoos from Tuesday 9 June, 2020
Saturday Program (SSF & Spiderlings) Saturday 13 June, 2020

Your coach, team manager and/or age group coordinator will be in contact with you directly with information on the specific date, time and location of your first training session.

Note: The formal sessions run by the club are the only training sessions we sanction. Members who choose to participate in training sessions outside of these formal sessions, whether it is with another club member or not, do so at their own risk. In this instance, they are unlikely to be covered by the club’s insurance policy.

As we work towards a return, the club has worked hard to design a Redbacks specific Return to Training Plan to ensure our environment is as safe as it can be. This plan complies with the Football Victoria Return to Training Conditions and all members must read and comply with both documents. They represent our best hope for remaining healthy and for football to continue in Season 2020.

Football Victoria Return to Training Conditions

Redbacks Member Return to Training Plan

Note: Football Victoria has mandated that all football participants must be registered in full. Please do not come to training until you have completed your Play Football registration online.

While the committee is here to design programs, systems and protocols that we hope will keep members safe, they cannot succeed without your help. It is up to each and every member to do their bit and follow them. We are all responsible together.

These conditions are the best fit for our club given the information available to us at present. We expect them to change as restrictions are eased further and we ask members to keep watching their emails for more information as it is released.

Finally, we understand that some members and their parents may not yet be comfortable with returning to training and we respect that position. If you are a fully paid and registered member, your position will remain yours until such time as you choose to return to training.

If you still have concerns, please email

Best Wishes,

Ivan Dalla Costa

Club President

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