COVID-19 Stage 3 update

As per our last message Stage 3 return to play has now been announced with training squads now allowed to be increased to 20. As suggested there have been new protocols announced for Stage 3 – Including the requirement to complete a COVID SAFE Plan for the club.
Attached is the “Return-to-Play-Stage-3-Protocols
All players, coaches, officials, and parents must read this document and adhere to the rules that are put in place – failure to be able to do so will place both the Club and you at risk of being fined.
Training under the Stage 3 rules will commence from Tuesday 2nd June and continue until Stage 4 of “Return to Play” will be released for the following teams only.
  • Boys U13, U15, U17.5s a
  • Girls U14 & U17
  • Senior Sides (both Men and Women)
Sadly at this stage, we are unable to fit the MInis into the program, but promise we have not forgotten the Mini’s players and families, and thank you all for your patience in these trying times.
Please read the below release from the SANFL re protocols in place, please make sure you do follow the rules as we will get visits from authorities SA Police and Health.
Dave Denyer
RFC President

COVID-19 Return to Football Update 25 May

As you may be aware the SA Government has brought forward the next stage of the Return to Play, which is the abilty to train again in larger squads and with full contact.
While this approval is from the 1st June, it also includes new protocols that need to be met by ALL Leagues and clubs before returning to training.

The Reynella Football Club is fully supportive the of SANFL and Community Footballs approach to ensure the safety and future of our Club, Players and community.
Below is a brief statement from SANFL and Community Football outlining the return.

β€œThe State Government has today announced that the next stage of the SA Roadmap to Recovery has been brought forward to Monday, 1 June 2020, including advice that contact training for outdoor sports can commence from this date also.

It was also announced that competitions for outdoor contact sports can also commence/resume from Friday, 26 June 2020.

SANFL is waiting on further detail and advice from the State Government, which will enable us to finalise our protocols to move into Stages 3 and 4 of the SANFL Roadmap. Once this is received, SANFL will confirm a date for football clubs to commence contact training. As per previous correspondence, SANFL is committed to ensuring our Leagues and Clubs are prepared and educated to deliver COVID safe environments.

SANFL will provide a further update on Stage 3 Training – i.e. Contact Training – and associated protocols as soon as we have received further detail and advice from the State Government * While we have yet to receive confirmation on the ability for spectators to attend matches, we are buoyed by the early relaxation of restrictions, as well as the increase of patrons permitted inside venues. We are confident that this will be considered favourably in future.”


Training commences for the following teams. Your coach will contact all players as the squad is required to only train in groups of 10 with strict rules and guidelines. Please note that this is only until the Government lifts up restrictions. This may change and we will communicate with all players if it does.

Training times as at 18th of May 2020 – Strictly 1-hour session

Boys teams (please confirm with your coach)

  • Senior Men
    • Tuesday & Thursday 6:00 to 7:00
  • Under 17.5
    • Thursday 4:30 – 5:30 (starting on 28/5)
    • Saturday 9:30 – 10:30 (starting on 23/5)
  • Under 15
    • Monday & Wednesday 4:45 to 5:45
  •  Under 13
    • Monday & Wednesday 6:15 to 7:15

Girls team (please confirm with your coach)

  • Senior Women
    • Sunday 10:00 – 11:00 (starting on 24/5)
  • Under 17
    • Sunday 12:00 – 1:00 (starting on 24/5)
  • Under 14
    • Tuesday 4:30 to 5:30 (starting on 26/5)

Your coach will allocate all players to a group of 10.

Please follow the below strict rules that can be found by clicking here
You can also watch a short video from the SANFL explaing the restictions. please click here to veiw the video.

All Minis Teams are not to train until further notice.

Please note that SA POLICE will be doing spot checks on all clubs to make sure that we adhere to the strict guidelines. If we do not follow the above training guideline, the CLUB will be forced to close all training sessions and we will be fined.
Please be patient and we will get through this together.

UPDATE 18 MAY 2020

The SFL and all clubs will be meeting tonight to go through what the season will look like. For the time being, the RFC will start training for the Senior Group this week only. All senior players (A, B & C Grade, 17.5, and Women) will be contacted by their coaches and advise what players are required to do and when training is on.

All Juniors Boys U13, U15 will commence training on the week beginning the 25th of May. More info on training times and days will be sent through the team app by Thursday the 21st of May.

All Junior girls and Minis at this stage is still to be confirmed by tonight’s meeting. all players and parents are expected to understand the strict restriction when training. please click here to review the strict conditions.

Thank you for all your patience.

In relation to merchandise orders… due to COVID 19, the orders have been delayed and we have now confirmed that they will be at Reynella in the coming weeks. All preorders payments will now be processed. For anyone that has completed a preorder, please expect charges to come out of your nominated credit card this week. Any issues or questions, please email Once we have all merchandise in our possession, we will organize a time for everyone to pick them up within the rules of social distancing.

Season 2020 update

Hi All

As you may have heard on the news, the SA State Government has approved for a structured return to training for the SANFL and Community Football, with on-field training to commence under strict protocols from Monday, May 18.
Please note that all SFL clubs are still waiting to get clarification on what this means and how this affects the SFL 2020 season.

some of the strict protocols include
– NO spectators
– all players MUST have temperature checks and recorded before training
– Strictly groups of 10 including the coach per training session.
– Club change rooms CANNOT be used.
please go to the below web site to review the strict conditions.

These conditions will also have a financial burden on some clubs and the SFL will be having a meeting with all clubs to discuss what next.

The Reynella Football club will notify all coaches first on what the SFL has decided to do. We will also advise all players and the broader Reynella Football Club community on the 2020 season when we get some clarification.

Please be patient as we are doing everything we can to get some answers.

Critical to our return to play framework will be the COVIDSafe App to ensure we are able to quickly trace and manage any outbreaks in the community.

The Reynella Football Club, therefore, urges everyone associated with football, including players, coaches, umpires, officials, volunteers, and supporters, to download the COVIDSafe App – it could very well be the ticket to easing restrictions and a return to playing footy sooner.

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