Football Brisbane will be postponing all matches that have been scheduled for July 3 and 4, inclusive.
We understand that this may place strain on clubs for the remainder of the season, with a fair few of these fixtures that were scheduled for this weekend now having to be pushed to a midweek catch up. However, our priority was to provide as much certainty as early as possible to clubs and the football community given the current circumstance. Unfortunately, there are too many variables which may affect the viability of fixtures proceeding if we were to continue with what’s left of the round. These include but are not limited to:
- Further lockdowns
- Club availability
- Volunteer availability
- Player safety with no training
- Match official availability
Please note that the clubs who are outside the LGA’s and are able to return to training from 6pm tonight must not allow any players who live in the lockdown areas to participate. Players living in the Brisbane City and Moreton Bay areas would be in breach of the lockdown parameters set by the Queensland Government, if they were to participate in training; even if your club is outside the affected areas.
As you can appreciate, we need to ensure that we try to avoid any further overload for the remainder of the season across all competitions. To this end, Football Brisbane is unable to consider any postponements for other rounds if they fall outside of the allowable parameters in the Rules of Competition.
The Competitions team will work with host clubs to reschedule these fixtures once the lockdown lifts and clubs are able to further gauge their field availability.
Thank you for your understanding and stay safe.