Footy at Home – Keep your kids busy!

With all the restrictions on training and games at the moment we are sure there’s plenty of us out there itching to fit some footy into our lives in any way we can – well we’ve found the solution for you!

The fantastic guys over at the ‘Aussie Rules’ YouTube channel have created a series called ‘Footy at Home’ – a playlist of videos online demonstrating over a dozen different small games in which you and your kids can be playing at home. Many are best suited for juniors between 7-12 years old, but there’s no reason Mum or Dad can’t get in on the fun either! Simply cycle through the videos in the playlist below and try them all out.

Keep yourselves entertained and keep your hands on the footy with Footy at Home! Make sure to visit hillsfooty.com each and every day to keep up with all your Hills Football needs over the extended preseason.

HFL Coronavirus Update 17/3/20 – Season Postponed

HILLS FOOTBALL LEAGUE ANNOUNCEMENT – 17 March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – HFL 2020 Season Delayed Commencement Date

Please be advised that today the SANFL has made a recommendation to Leagues that all Community Football be postponed until after 31 May 2020.

The Hills Football League Board strongly supports this SANFL direction in the interest of public safety, and will postpone all HFL matches until Saturday, 13 June 2020 (Saturday after June long weekend).

As the COVID-19 situation changes, the HFL will continue to be guided by the direction of the SANFL, AFL, government and public health authorities.

Further details and information will be provided by the HFL to affiliated clubs in due course, including a list of frequently asked questions.  This will include specific recommendations on club functions and gatherings in the period ahead of the season commencement in June.

In closing, the HFL supports the SANFL decision which is in the best interests of all players, coaches, umpires, officials, staff and volunteers at the forefront of community sport. We thank you for your continued patience and support through this challenging period.

Kind Regards,

Don Cranwell

President,

Hill Football League Inc.

Please refer below SANFL Statement for your information.

SANFL update: SANFLW, SANFL Juniors, AFL Auskick & Community Football – Tuesday, 17 March 2020

SANFL today announced the postponement of the 2020 Statewide Super Women’s League until May 31 and strongly recommended that all Community Football competitions across South Australia also be postponed until that date.

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 been cancelled.

Today’s decision is consistent with the earlier postponement of the men’s Statewide Super League and state talent programs as a measure to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus.

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.

He said SANFL Club CEOs were supportive of the League’s decision to postpone the Women’s League competition, due to play Round 5 this weekend.

In line with a national decision on Community Football by the AFL, SANFL is strongly recommending that all affiliated leagues in SA cease any play until May 31, including training.

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

“The recommendation to all affiliated leagues was collectively agreed upon due to the nature of shared public facilities across community football clubs and the health and safety of football’s volunteer network,” Mr Parkinson said.

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

SANFL Coronavirus Update 16/3/2020

The following post is an update from SANFL Head of Community Football Tom Hurley:

Hi All,

Update | SANFL Community Football | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | 16 March at 6:30pm | Please Forward to Clubs

***Further 16 March Update***

We understand that you will have seen the delayed commencement date for the SANFL Statewide Super League season, Reserves and U18 Torrens University Cup competitions until May 31.

With respect to Community Football, SANFL remains in constant discussions with the AFL and other State football bodies, as well as community football stakeholders, regarding the implications of any direction on the scheduled start date for community football competitions.  

We understand the desire for a decision, as such, we are endeavouring to rapidly finalise a national position, with the AFL and all other States, and update the South Australian football community accordingly as soon as possible.

A united approach across South Australia regarding a decision on the scheduled start date for community football competitions is critical to ensure industry consistency.

As such, we ask for your continued patience and support as a national approach is finalised, with a decision that will ultimately be made in the best interests of all players, coaches, umpires, officials, staff and volunteers.

In closing, nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our football participants and the wider community that we are all a part of, and this will remain at the forefront of this process.

We will continue to update community leagues and clubs daily regarding the situation.

Kind Regards,

Tom Hurley

Head of Community Football

SANFL

HILLS FOOTBALL LEAGUE COVID-19 STATEMENT

As the COVID-19 situation changes by the hour, the HFL will be guided by the direction of the SANFL and AFL who are in turn guided by the Federal Government.  The Hills Football League will issue updates on this evolving health issue, as further information is released by the AFL, SANFL, government, and health authorities.

Please see below protocols and current guidelines.

Don Cranwell
President,
Hills Football League Inc.

AFL COMMUNITY AND NAB AFL AUSKICK GUIDELINES ON COVID-19
FOR WEEKEND 14TH AND 15TH MARCH 2020

COMMUNITY MATCHES
BASED ON THE CURRENT ADVICE FROM THE GOVERNMENT IN RELATION TO GROUP GATHERINGS, FOOTBALL MATCHES AND AUSKICK CENTRES WITH LIMITED CROWDS (500 OR LESS) CAN PROCEED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE – OUR RECOMMENDATION IS THAT MATCH ATTENDANCE IS LIMITED TO PLAYERS, FAMILIES, AND KEY MATCH OFFICIALS

• Individual leagues, clubs and players can elect not to participate in any activity at their discretion
• We strongly encourage that strict hygiene protocols are followed as outlined below
• If anyone associated with your Club/Centre is feeling unwell, they should refrain from playing and club activities immediately, seek medical advice and where appropriate, advise the Club of their absence
• Further, any participants and volunteers who are at high risk from a health perspective should follow the medical advice as per the link above

Recommended hygiene protocols
The protocols outlined below are essential to limit your exposure and prevent the spread of germs, in particular as they relate to COVID‐19:

General hygiene
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
• If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol‐based hand sanitiser
• Wash or sanitise your hands before eating
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick
• Stay home and seek medical treatment when you are sick
• Cover your mouth to cough or sneeze

Football hygiene
• COVID-19 or not, communal use of water bottles should be avoided at all times. All players should be in possession of their own drink bottle, and should not share with any other players
• Do not share drinks, towels, lip balm, sunscreen with others (have own)
• Place hand sanitisers around the change room and encourage use of them
• Ensure all player facilities are maintained and cleaned to a high standard with appropriate cleaning agents – consider more regular cleaning of facilities
• Limit physical contact such as avoiding shaking hands, pre or post game
• Work with other community clubs that share Club facilities, if appropriate, to implement practices consistent with this communication
• Limit travelling party to matches/training/sessions where possible

Original AFL Post 14/03/2020