RFC Update

Hi All

We hope you’re all well and surviving the restrictions placed on us by this awful COVID-19 Virus.
It has been difficult living under these conditions but also hard to provide any updates over the past few weeks. Until last week news across all states hasn’t been exactly positive towards restrictions being lifted.

Over the last week, things have been a lot more encouraging with South Australia recording no new cases of COVID in the last 7 days. If like me you have been following all the press conferences by our leaders and medical experts, then you know that now is still not the time to relax thinking we have this beat. Please remain vigilant our good work and sacrifices could be lost if we don’t follow what we are being asked to do.
Unfortunately, I cannot give you too much information on where football stands for us in Community Football or with the Southern Football League. There has been a lot of talk about the AFL returning by placing players in Isolation Hubs keeping players away from their families, and possibly playing without crowds for some if not the whole season. SANFL has begun looking at options but no concrete plans released, this also goes for Community Football.

What we are now waiting on our announcements on easing of restrictions by the Federal Government and Medical experts, this is expected on or around 11th May, what happens in the next few weeks is critical as to what restrictions will be lifted and when.
From the decisions made we will be guided by recommendations from the Government, Medical Experts, AFL, and SANFL.

At this stage, the original plan is still in play but could change depending on the lifting of any restrictions.

• We can return to training as teams after May 31st
• Games could start on the 20th June or just after

We would like to give everyone certainty around football starting again but until we have more information we simply can’t, we can, however, promise to update you as more information comes to hand.
Finally and most importantly, please take care, and please make sure each other are OK. If you think someone is struggling with the isolation, check in on them. If you have feelings of anxiety in coping with the current situation reach out you are not alone, family, friends, coaches, and teammates are all there for you.
Or if more comfortable call one of the below

Headspace 1800 063 267
Lifeline 13 11 14
Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636

Stay SAFE and hope see you back at the Club soon.

Dave Denyer
RFC President

COVID-19 Update

Hi All
The AFL have suspended both the Mens AFL and AFL Womens leagues from both training and Matches until 31st May 2020.
This is in line with the postponements to all other Community and State Leagues throughout Australia.
Further assessments will be made during this time and the club will keep you updated, with anything that will affect us.
In addition to the postponement of all Football activities, the Reynella Sports and Social Club (home to Football, Cricket, Tennis, Netball, Lawn bowls and Rifle Club) has also been effected and has been forced to close its doors, bars and suspend meetings for its members due to the Social separation requirements.
Coaches will be in touch through Team Apps and/or Facebook to post individual training programmes for players wishing to stay fit, these sessions are designed keep up your level of fitness and are purely for those that want to stay season fit and healthy during the restriction period.
Monitoring of personal training will not be undertaken and is not compulsory.
We just ask you all to take care, stay healthy and look after yourselves and loved ones. Lets hope we can beat this Virus soon.
Dave Denyer
Reynella Football Club

Message from RFC President

Hi All

SANFL last night announced the postponement of the 2020 Statewide Super Women’s League until May 31, this is also in line with the postponement of the Mens Statewide Super SANFL competition earlier this week.
It was also strongly recommended that all Community Football competitions across South Australia also be postponed until that date.
The Southern Football League and it’s member clubs have unanimously agreed to support this stance.

Just to confirm that this is a POSTPONEMENT of the 2020 Football season and it is still hoped that we will be able to salvage some of this season across all grades after May 31st
in the form of a 9 round shortened competition starting from 20th June 2020 across all grades, of course this will also be subject to further development or recommendations on the COVID-19 situation.

In addition, SANFL has postponed National Pharmacies SANFL Juniors and NAB AFL Auskick until May 31.

The 2020 SANFL U16 Torrens University Cup, which commenced two weeks ago, has also been cancelled.

SANFL CEO Jake Parkinson said the health and well-being of fans, players, umpires, officials and communities has been the number one priority throughout this decision-making process.

The Leagues will continue to review these decisions based on the changing circumstances and advice from government and relevant health authorities.

SANFL is continuing to work with all affiliated Community Football leagues to provide ongoing support during this extremely challenging time.

The full committee of the Reynella Football Club met last night to discuss these issues and have agreed to fully support the decisions made by the AFL, SANFL and our Southern Football League.
We are all hopeful that this postponement of the Season until 31 May 2020 will allow us to better understand this COVID-19 virus moving forward.

We will continue to provide updates as they become relevant to you and the club and thank you all for supporting not just the Club but also or Community as a whole by being so understanding.

For those of you that have paid subs already thank you, once we know more about how this season will look we will advise any changes to fees etc.

Stay Safe
Dave Denyer
RFC President

COVID 19 effect on Season 2020

Hi All

After discussion at Monday nights SFL meeting re the Covid-19 virus, and a decision by the SANFL to postpone the season until June, it was decided that effective immediately all training and trial matches for all teams (Minis, Juniors, and all seniors teams) would be cancelled until further notice.

The SANFL and SA Community Football League in consultation with the Australian Health Department will provide more information on the future of Football in 2020 for both the SFL and their clubs.

We expect to have more updates in the next 48hrs which we will pass on to you as soon as possible.

While we are all disappointed that the season may be delayed, we all can agree that it is more important that our players, members, supporters, families, and in particular our Elderly and those most at risk are protected from this terrible virus


Dave Denyer
Reynella FC


Coronavirus – COVID-19

Message from SANFL

Enquiries continue to arise with the monitoring of Coronavirus – COVID-19 and how it impacts football clubs and leagues, particularly as the season approaches.

In short, at this point in time, the key message is that there should be a strong focus on basic hygiene and a vigilant approach to potential symptoms to mitigate risk – however, there is no cause for panic.

SANFL will continue to monitor the situation closely and be guided by the Australian Government Department of Health and the advice they release as well as the AFL. SANFL will provide updates regarding any change to the current status, if and when that situation and information arises.

Important Key Messages

To reiterate, the key messaging at this point in time remains as – there is no cause for panic and prevention strategies as we would implement during our regular flu season is key:

  • If you feel unwell, stay at home
  • Hygiene – regular hand washing and dispose of tissues.
  • If you have been to any of the identified countries in the alert over recent weeks, follow the guidelines and recommended isolation protocols issued.

Further Information & Alerts
In summary, SANFL will monitor alerts via the government issued national health alert updates, as should clubs and leagues, and will respond to any direction given to us regarding infection control protocols as they arise.

For more information about protocols and restrictions advised by the Department of Health please follow the SA HEALTH COVID-19 UPDATE

Note from Dept of Health : as of 11am, 12th March 2020 only 126 cases have been confirmed in Australia, 8 of these cases have been identified in South Australia. 116 of the reported cases nationally are directly related to overseas travel or known contact with overseas travellers.