Club News

All OB1 games have moved to Seymour Shaw 1 with time changes. Please note that all U6-11 MiniRoo games scheduled on Oyster Bay Mini Fields WILL go ahead as scheduled.

Impacted games:

1.00pm W12C-1    GRFC1 v Cronulla Seagulls           New Photo Time: 11.40am

2.00pm 13C         GRFC v Kirrawee                             New Photo Time: 12.15pm

3.10pm 14B          GRFC 1 v GRFC 2                          New Photo Time: 1.45pm & 2.00pm

4.20pm W15A      GRFC v Gymea United                    New Photo Time: 2.50pm

5.40pm 21D         GRFC v Kirrawee                             New Photo Time: TBC

7.20pm 21E         GRFC v Gymea United                    New Photo Time: TBC

Please check the updated draw for all GRFC teams here.

 

Grounds have reopened and Tiger Cubs are go for Week 2 Take 3!

We have closed orders via GRFC, but you can still buy the fundraising socks for $15 direct right here.

For everyone who ordered via GRFC, we will email you with collection details once they arrive.

Thanks for your support!

Junior photos have been rescheduled to 15 & 22 August and will go ahead rain, hale or shine.


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 VERY IMPORTANT: For both weeks we have a Plan A (if games are on) and a Plan B (if games are off / washed out) **


Please check your team's updated schedule here:

UPDATED PHOTO SCHEDULE

We are also moving Senior Team photos to Sunday 23 August with schedule to follow.

Please take (literally) a minute to support our latest grant application. The competition is fierce with $1.5 million worth of applications in the Miranda Electorate, so every vote counts.

We'd love EVERY Tiger, young and old, to vote for our application here.

Online voting will close 5pm Friday 21 August 2020.

Thanks for your support 🐯

Two Council owned properties on Como Road, adjacent to Oyster Bay Oval, are being demolished as part of a long term plan to deliver enhanced open space and recreation facilities for local residents.

The works include the demolition of the existing structures, and will be followed by reinstatement of turf. Works are expected to occur from August to December 2020.

Public impacts during construction:

• There may be some inconvenience to vehicle access whilst materials are delivered to and from site

• These works may create additional noise and dust during construction

• The works will be confined to within the two properties.

Council is working with the Contractors to ensure minimal disruption to surrounding residents and businesses. Oyster Bay Oval and surrounding parkland will remain open for use by the community while these demolition works are underway. Once completed, Sutherland Shire Council will engage with the community to develop a holistic plan for the site, ensuring that the expanded parkland best meets the needs of local residents and provides greater recreational opportunities. If you wish to discuss this matter further, please do not hesitate to contact the Sutherland Shire Council Customer Service Centre.

 

We all love football and we love that its back, but we must all work together to stay safe.

To help ensure that football can continue to operate and the appropriate safeguards are in place to the reduce the risk of transmission, all players, parents, officials and spectators are required to comply with the following:

  • Wash and/or sanitize hands before and after attending all training and games.
  • Players arrive dressed and ready to train or play
  • Limit the use of changerooms 
  • Players must comply with the 1.5m social distancing rule (except during games)
  • Do not shake hands, high five or hug other players, officials, team officials or spectators
  • Do not share drink bottles
  • Limit the number of spectators that accompany you to training and games
  • Avoid bringing anyone who is elderly or may be at high or increased risk of illness
  • Do not attend if you have flu like symptoms or are feeling unwell
  • Spectators must comply with the 1.5m social distancing rule at all times unless from the same household
  • All participants and spectators must cover their coughs and sneezes
  • Players and spectators must not socialize or assemble in groups before, during or after training or games
  • Once training and games are finished depart the venue as soon as possible
  • Get tested for COVID-19 if you develop flu like symptoms

 

Further information

Football NSW COVID-19 Resources

NSW Health COVID-19 Information

Cough and sneeze etiquette

COVID-19 Testing & Clinic Locations

 

I would like to wish all a great shortened season and no doubt all are happy to be back playing. It has been a hard road to get Oyster Bay Oval back in any sort of playing condition despite no play until now. Firstly with the long dry spell and water restrictions followed by almost constant rain and the remainder of the new turf unfortunately laid in atrocious conditions. The ground has had 1 tonne soil, 3 tonnes top dressing and 2 tonnes of sand applied to it to date over the Covid period. Please bear with us if OB1 is rough in spots as it has taken a lot of loving care to get it anywhere near to what may be considered a playable state. I would like to personally thank Michael Krogh and Dale Graham for their assistance and our Club Secretary Debbie Kearns for her never ending support in obtaining everything we required to do the necessary work. Enjoy your football no matter what the result. 

- The Unofficial Field Maintenance Person

Major club sponsor Flow Physio is offering 10% off new injury consultations for all Tiger families. Hopefully we all come away unscathed this season (especially during the first few rounds!) but it's good to know that the expert and friendly team at Flow Physio has all your physio needs sorted, including:

Sports injury

Orthopaedic rehabilitation (pre and post operative)

Injury prevention programs

Women's Health

Paediatric physiotherapy

 

Give the team a call on 9545 0361.
 

We have received Return to Play Guidelines from Football NSW and have endeavoured to summarise everything our players, parents and spectators need to be aware of, and abide by, to help make our return to play a safe one (we as a club have many more).

These guidelines are provided to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved in our game and are in effect from 01 July:

Spectators to be limited to 2 persons per player.

Maintain social distancing of 1.5 metre between spectators.

Team benches to be organised to ensure 1.5 metres between coaching staff & substitutes.

No sharing of food (e.g.: half time oranges and full time lollies).

Any handling of equipment is to be kept to a minimum.

If bibs are used, each individual player is to be allocated a bib and each player is required to take the bib home to be washed.

Toilets will be open for use. Signage states toilets should be entered one at a time.

Social activity once games have concluded should be limited to essential gatherings and be within government guidelines.

 

The following are to be avoided:

 
Team handshakes prior to kick-off

 

Team huddles, handshakes and high 5s

Multiplayer goal celebrations

Spitting

Normal playing rules apply, however changes have been made to borrowing rules (managers will be advised in a separate communique).
 
Please note: Georges River male & female change rooms will remain closed until further notice.

The GRFC canteen, BBQ and Tiger Inn will all be in operation, albeit within social distancing parameters. 

 

From Wednesday 01 July we will move to Level C training as per the below:

 

 

Once training has concluded, any social activity should be limited to essential activities.

BE COVID SAFE

Players and parents/guardians are not to participate in any football activity (training, matches or ground control) if in the past 14 days they have:

been unwell or had any flu-like symptoms, or

been in contact with a known or suspected case of COVID-19, or

any sudden loss of smell or loss of taste, or

are at a high risk from a health perspective, including the elderly and those with pre-existing medical heath conditions.

Please check this NSW Government website link for advice regarding the full list of symptoms associated with COVID-19 infection

 

PERSONAL HYGIENE

Players, officials, volunteers and/or their parents/carers should carry hand sanitiser on their person in order to enable good personal hygiene.

If using tissues, place them directly in the bins provided.

Seek to avoid the use of public toilets, however if necessary, ensure hands are washed thoroughly.

Each participant is to provide their own drink bottle that is clearly labelled and is only used by that individual. No sharing of drink bottles.

Each participant is to take their bib home to wash individually.

No sharing of pens or clip boards, each volunteer must bring their own to venues.

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, before and after eating, and after going to the toilet.

BEHAVIOUR

Cover mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze.

Wash hands with soap and water often.

Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.

Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.

No spitting at any time.

Wipe down all surfaces and objects with appropriate anti-bacterial/disinfectant wipes or soap, particularly those frequently touched. This includes door handles, light switches, kitchen surfaces, bathroom surface, phones, remote controls and any other high touch areas.

Do not share drink bottles.

Practice social distancing. If someone comes and stand next to you, move around the field and ensure you implement social distancing requirements.

Welcome to new club sponsor Peak Plumbing! Peak Plumbing Services Pty Ltd is a local, family owned and operated business based in Oyster Bay. The team specializes in residential and commercial plumbing services and is available 7 days a week for your convenience. Give them a call on 0409419299 and support one of our River families.

"Chris is an awesome plumber.Has fixed a few of our homes problems that other plumbers have tried unsuccessfully to over the years. On top of that he is the nicest guys!"

 

 

 

Now we're back in action, Bob plans to kick off his FREE "Keep 'Em Out" keeper training sessions at The Bay starting Thursday 18 June from 5-6pm.

Bob's training sessions will continue throughout the season apart from school holidays and of course subject the number wanting to participate. 

You might not realise, but this is Bob's 17th year running training for our keepers at no cost. it is a great opportunity for all keepers to practice the particular skills they need for the vital position of goalie on game day.

It is open to all players 9 years and up who play in goal on a regular basis.

Should anyone have any questions contact Bob (Bobby) on 9528 4660

 

We're delighted to have the continued support of Kemp Recruitment this season.

Kemp Recruitment was established by long time River players Janelle and Michael Kemp in 2011. Together they have over 30 years experience in healthcare recruitment.

Operating Australia-wide, Kemp Recruitment specialises in connecting professionals with healthcare organisations for both short term and permanent employment solutions. 

Janelle Kemp and her team of experienced consultants understand that every enquiry is different so they provide a personalised service to ensure your individual needs are being met.

If you're a nurse, head over to Kemp Recruitment where the team can find you Temporary or Permanent work in the healthcare industry.

Think experience, think quality, think personal… think Kemp Recruitment.

2020 is a rule change year and a number of rules have changed for our competition teams (U12 and up) from the coin toss, to taking quick free kicks, to where leave the field the field when subbing. Please take a few minutes to read (and absorb) the updates here: SSFA Law Changes 2020

The Referees Association will be hosting two seminars to explain the Law Changes applicable to the 2020 Season in more depth (including video examples etc.). These seminars will be held at Harrie Dening Centre Bates Drive Kareela at 2pm on Saturday 14 March and Saturday 21 March.

 

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