GREYSTANES FC

established 1970

 

GREYSTANES FC

established 1970

 

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WEATHER CONDITIONS

UV index, AQ index, Weekly Forecast

Ultraviolet

Parramatta UV Index

About UV levels

Don't be fooled

When UV levels are 3 and above, the sun's rays are strong enough to damage your skin and put you at risk.

Don’t be fooled by cooler weather or by cloud cover, you are still at risk of sunburn when playing sports in spring and autumn! Even in winter in many parts of NSW, UV levels remain 3 or above for some or all of the day and sun protection remains important.

Sources: Cancer Council NSW and Sunsmart NSW.

 

Air Quality

Sydney AQI

The Air Quality Index (AQI) is a scale of air pollution. It's a measure of how clean or polluted the air is.

The AQI will help you understand the current level of air quality with a number value and colour code; a lower value indicates better air quality and a higher value, worse. Hover over the number value for details.

Source: Department of Planning and Environment (NSW).

About Air Quality

Air quality refers to the degree to which the air is suitable or clean enough for humans or the environment. Air pollution refers to the release of pollutants into the air that are detrimental to human health and the environment.

Good air quality means the air is free of harmful substances. Air quality in NSW is rated using air quality categories (AQC) which rate the amount of pollution in the air based on airborne concentrations of major pollutants – the higher the AQC rating, the poorer the air quality.

Poor air quality and health are closely linked.

Source credit: Environment, Energy and Science Group, Department of Planning and Environment (NSW).

Forecast

disclaimer

The climate data on this website is offered to Greystanes FC, Inc. club members only. The weather, air quality and levels of solar ultraviolet (uv) radiation are all automatically collected from publicly available relevant government and non-government data feeds. The information presented here is not intended to replace professional medical advice. Before relying on the information, users should carefully evaluate its accuracy, completeness, relevance for their purposes and they should seek appropriate professional advice relevant to their specific circumstances. Greystanes FC Inc. cannot guarantee or accept responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the information provided. Greystanes FC Inc. expressly disclaims all liability in this regard.

GROUNDS UPDATES

Sports Grounds Closure Information

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Updates are posted during the football season for fields used by and under our responsibility only.

Council determines if grounds are open but we remain responsible for determining suitability of grounds in terms of player safety and potential ground damage.


Cumberland City Council Grounds Information & Closures

Cumberland City Council Grounds Information & Closures

You can check if a sporting ground is open or closed by calling the information line or visiting the 'Sports Ground Closures' website page; details below. This information line is available to the public 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

During times of extreme weather conditions Council will assess its playing fields and update the information line by 3pm Monday to Thursday and by 12 noon on Fridays.

More information see policy below.

information

Cumberland City Council

Sports Ground Closures Information Telephone Line 8757 9025

Cumberland City Council

Sports Ground Closures Information Website

Club Responsibilities

When Council determines that grounds are open users remain responsible for determining the suitability of grounds for use of individual grounds in terms of player safety and potential ground damage and are requested to exercise discretion in the event of any wet weather.

If sportsgrounds are closed by Council, clubs and organisations do not have the authority to approve their use.

Council’s decision on whether to close a sportsground will be based on the likelihood of injury to players, the likelihood of damage to the playing surface and the prevailing weather forecast.

If Council’s ground closure instructions are ignored and play goes ahead, the user will be responsible for the full cost of repair to the field(s) and their usage arrangements may be terminated.

Even if Council deems a sportsground to be open at 12.00pm on Friday, clubs and organisations don’t have to play if rain occurs later that day or during the weekend and injury to players or damage to the sportsground becomes a possibility.

Cumberland City Council LGA

Cumberland Council LGA

Cumberland Council LGA
City of Parramatta Grounds Information & Closures

City of Parramatta Grounds Information & Closures

You can check the status of a sports ground during wet weather with the Wet Weather Line or website page. The line is updated at 3:00pm on weekdays and before 7:00am on Saturdays.

When a ground is closed it is closed for that night and the following day, until the Wet Weather Line / website is updated again in the afternoon.

More information see policy below.

information

City of Parramatta

Sports Ground Closures Information Telephone Line 9294 8586

City of Parramatta

Sports Ground Closures Information Website

Club Responsibilities

City of Parramatta provides up-to-date sports ground closure information in the local governmental area. Users are encouraged to monitor the information daily, as grounds can remain closed for several days after a period of rain.

The use of a sporting field following significant rainfall can damage the playing surface and raise risk management issues with emphasis on player safety. To ensure that our sporting fields are maintained at a safe standard, it is necessary for City of Parramatta to close grounds until they are suitable for use again. 

All users and hiring users must observe sporting field closures, as liability for the cost of rectifying any wet weather damage will be incurred.

When a ground is closed it is closed for that night and the following day, until the Wet Weather Line is updated again in the afternoon. Sports ground floodlighting is not operational when fields are closed.

City of Parramatta LGA

Blacktown City Council Sports Field Closures

Blacktown City Council Sports Field Closures

Blacktown City Council updates their Sports Field Closures on weekdays only. Refer to policy below.

information

Blacktown City Council

Wet Weather Information Line on 9839 6575

Blacktown City Council

Sports Ground Closures Information Website

Club Responsibilities

If a field is shown as closed on a Friday, it will remain closed over the weekend.

If a field is shown as closed, no activities are to take place there until it is reopened.

SAFETY POLICIES

In Relation to Weather Conditions

Hot Weather Policy

When it's nice aussie weather don't forget to...

"Slip! Slop! Slap! Seek! Slide!"

With high temperatures consideration must be given to the effects of heat and humidity on amateur athletes, particularly children, involved in football activities.

Football NSW recommends the following in accordance with duty of care and information as issued by Sports Medicine Australia and is applicable to all competitions and events.

Recommended Temperatures

Recommended temperatures for cancellation or postponement of events including games, training or any other physical activities. Cancellations or postponements at the recommended temperatures should be applied in consideration of local conditions.

Adults

Postponement or cancellation is recommended for events involving adults at a temperature of 37° celsius.

Children

Up to and including 16 years of age.

Postponement or cancellation is recommended for events involving children at a temperature of 32° celsius.

CAUTION: These are the maximum cancellation temperatures. Cancellation of games, training or events at lower temperatures may be necessary depending on factors such as: humidity; local conditions including radiant heat from synthetic surfaces and lack of ventilation at indoor centres; player wellbeing; and player acclimatisation.
Note that young children are especially at risk in the heat and should not be forced to continue playing or training if they appear distressed or complain about feeling unwell.

Wet Weather Policy

"During Wet Weather,
assume training and games are on, as scheduled"

You will be notified of any changes by your team coach/manager but during wet weather conditions all training and games are assumed to be on, as scheduled.

Always communicate with your team coach/manager as they will have the latest information regarding cancelled, rescheduled or transferred training and games.

Greystanes FC ground closure information can be found on this website page and/or follow our ground updates on our Twitter channel, @gfcgrounds.

For information on other Clubs' grounds check the relevant council (info on this website page) but always check with your coach/manager for the latest information on the status of your scheduled game/training.

Lightning Storm Policy

Look Up Look Out!

The 30/30 Rule

Take appropriate shelter when you count 30 seconds or fewer between lightning and thunder. Then remain sheltered for 30 minutes after the last thunder.

  1. Never shelter under a tree or group of trees or in an open field or in small open structures such as picnic shelters.
  2. Stay away from metal poles, fences, clothes lines.
  3. Do not use umbrellas or mobile telephones.


Preferably shelter in a large building. Once inside, stay away from corded telephones, electrical appliances, lighting fixtures, radios, microphones, electric sockets and plumbing.  Do not watch lightning from open windows or doorways.

You should wait a minimum of 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder is heard before resuming outdoor activities.

Park Safety

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BSP FIELDS LAYOUT

About Park Safety + AED Location

Our Fields and Facilities

Home Ground

Our home ground is Bathurst Street Park. Majority of games are played at Bathurst Street Park with overflow at Alpha Road & Daniel Street parks. Scroll down for more info & directions.

Bathurst Street Park

  • Bathurst Street, Greystanes.
  • Ballina Street, Greystanes.
  • Parking (Ballina Street only - please do not park in the shopping centre car park).
  • Shade.
  • Playground.
  • Toilets & changerooms.
  • Canteen.
  • AE defribillator.
  • Spectator grandstand.
  • Seating.
  • Mini fields.
  • Field lighting.

Alpha Road Park

  • Alpha Road, Greystanes.
  • Dahlia Street, Greystanes.
  • Parking in Dahlia Street.
  • Shade.
  • Toilets & changerooms.
  • AE defribillator.

Park Safety

grounds safety signs
  • Drive safely in and around our parks.

    When at our grounds please take care with pedestrians, especially children, when driving and parking your vehicle.
  • Smoking is banned in parks.

    Please do not smoke in and around spectator areas of all sports grounds during organised sport events. Penalties apply.
  • Alcohol Free Zone.

    No alcohol products are to consumed on or near the playing fields. Penalties apply.
  • Keep our parks clean.

    Please put all your rubbish in the garbage bins provided or take it with you.

Field Layout

Bathurst Street Park field layout

AUTOMATIC EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR

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Defibrillator units are located inside the Bathurst Street Park canteen

IF A MEDICAL EMERGENCY OCCURS
CALL TRIPLE ZERO (000) IMMEDIATELY
AND ASK FOR AN AMBULANCE

PARKS AND FIELDS

Location Maps, Directions, Parking

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Blacktown Association

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MPIO

Member Protection Information Officer

Greystanes FC has a Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO). The role of the MPIO is to be the first point of contact for anyone with an enquiry or concern about a member protection issue.  The MPIO is a sounding board for these concerns and can offer information on complaint resolution, policies and other aspects of the issue being discussed. 

The MPIO does not offer advice, suggestions or recommendations and the MPIO does not investigate complaints or reports.  It is the responsibility of the Club (President and/or Executive) to decide who investigates complaints or reports but it should never be the MPIO who conducts the investigation.

Member Protection encompasses several areas: Harassment, abuse, victimisation, racial vilification, child protection and bullying. Any matters outside of this scope are not member protection matters.

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MPIO | member protection information officer

Greystanes FC has a Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO). The role of the MPIO is to be the first point of contact for anyone with an enquiry or concern about a member protection issue.  The MPIO is a sounding board for these concerns and can offer information on complaint resolution, policies and other aspects of the issue being discussed.  The MPIO does not offer advice, suggestions or recommendations and the MPIO does not investigate complaints or reports.  It is the responsibility of the Club (President and/or Executive) to decide who investigates complaints or reports but it should never be the MPIO who conducts the investigation.

Member Protection encompasses several areas: Harassment, abuse, victimisation, racial vilification, child protection and bullying. Any matters outside of this scope are not member protection matters. Follow the link below for more information and contact details.

more MPIO

MPIO | member protection information officer

Greystanes FC has a Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO). The role of the MPIO is to be the first point of contact for anyone with an enquiry or concern about a member protection issue.  The MPIO is a sounding board for these concerns and can offer information on complaint resolution, policies and other aspects of the issue being discussed.  The MPIO does not offer advice, suggestions or recommendations and the MPIO does not investigate complaints or reports.  It is the responsibility of the Club (President and/or Executive) to decide who investigates complaints or reports but it should never be the MPIO who conducts the investigation.

Member Protection encompasses several areas: Harassment, abuse, victimisation, racial vilification, child protection and bullying. Any matters outside of this scope are not member protection matters. Follow the link below for more information and contact details.

more MPIO
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