Matches postponed will be listed in either the “JUNIOR GROUND CLOSURES” section and/or the “SENIOR GROUND CLOSURES” section (under “Wet Weather”) on the Football Brisbane website (Clubs will NOT be advised by SMS unless kick off is within an hour of Football Brisbane being notified).
MID – WEEK & FRIDAY NIGHT CANCELLATIONS
When the decision is made by a Club to close fields as a result of wet weather, Clubs must contact Football Brisbane no later than 3:00pm on the afternoon of the match. The HOME Club is responsible for deciding if matches are to proceed.
If any matches are called off, the HOME Club is required to EMAIL Football Brisbane email@example.com with this advice (NO voicemail messages).
If the situation arises where conditions deteriorate after 3:00pm, Clubs are to text the Wet Weather number to discuss the options – do NOT send an email. If matches have not been postponed by 5:00pm, it is then the Referee’s decision, on arrival, as to whether matches are to go ahead.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY CANCELLATIONS
The HOME Club is responsible for deciding if matches are to proceed in the event of wet weather. If the decision is made to cancel the match because of the condition of the field, the HOME Club is required to text Football Brisbane on the Wet Weather Number no less than two (2) hours prior to the kick-off time, of the first scheduled match of the day. In the event of an 8:30am kick off, the home club is required to advise Football Brisbane by 6:30am.
If the situation arises where conditions deteriorate after these times and a decision is made to cancel the match due to wet weather then, Clubs are to text the Wet Weather Number to discuss the options – do NOT send an email.
If matches have not been postponed after following the above procedure, it is then the Referee’s (this includes Club referees) decision, on arrival, as to whether matches are to go ahead. Should the Referee postpone matches, the HOME Club must notify (by text) the Wet Weather Number. This number is to contacted ONLY by approved Club Contacts.
If any HOME Club does not abide by the Wet Weather Procedures, they may be deemed to have forfeited the match and will be subject to the Penalties and Outcomes as detailed in Section 3.12.