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roosterslife

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Why’s that? Every other year teams have found grounds to train on?
Still need to get approval off the council before anyone can start training! No mater what the NFNL sais

Has the Whittlesea City Council said that training is all good to go as of Monday?

If they have then let’s hope the Banyule Council change there mind by Monday!!
 
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Still need to get approval off the council before anyone can start training! No mater what the NFNL sais

Has the Whittlesea City Council said that training is all good to go as of Monday?

If they have then let’s hope the Banyule Council change there mind by Monday!!
Exactly NFNL, can look like the good guys and approve training, council are the bad guys who won’t provide grounds to train on. The league if they really cared would step into assist.

I dont envy council, they have to deal with every user group, junior and senior cricket teams, senior mean and women’s football. Multiply this across all clubs it’s a logistical nightmare. the ground availability was an issue before covid, but now covid has given council the opportunity to make scheduling easier for them.
 

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Exactly NFNL, can look like the good guys and approve training, council are the bad guys who won’t provide grounds to train on. The league if they really cared would step into assist.

I dont envy council, they have to deal with every user group, junior and senior cricket teams, senior mean and women’s football. Multiply this across all clubs it’s a logistical nightmare. the ground availability was an issue before covid, but now covid has given council the opportunity to make scheduling easier for them.
It’s not that hard. It’s naive to think that football clubs can lay dormant until Feb and then magically pop up with 60 players in time for a season. Most clubs need that ore season period to attract players for juniors, senior and women’s comps.

Have we lost sight of what a council is primarily employed to do? If it’s too hard then stand them down. Cricket can have priority but don’t tell me it’s too hard to find oval access 2 days a week.
 

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If your council approves your training and you have a covid plan structured training will start this Monday.
Yep correct, Covid protocols are now in place.
Banyule are still holding there ground no training before Australia Day. So unless they change there mind by Monday clubs will be doing unsanctioned training or no training in that area!
 

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Yep correct, Covid protocols are now in place.
Banyule are still holding there ground no training before Australia Day. So unless they change there mind by Monday clubs will be doing unsanctioned training or no training in that area!
Australia Day?i reckon most clubs need this period to get enough numbers together to get through a season. Massive disadvantage for clubs expected to put 19’s, scoobies and seniors together with limited prep time to get sufficiently fit after having the best part of 12 months off. How many players would be training with other clubs indifferent councils.
 

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Australia Day?i reckon most clubs need this period to get enough numbers together to get through a season. Massive disadvantage for clubs expected to put 19’s, scoobies and seniors together with limited prep time to get sufficiently fit after having the best part of 12 months off. How many players would be training with other clubs indifferent councils.
I doubt anyone would be training at other clubs.
If Banyule don’t change there mind it will just force clubs to think outside the box and just train in groups of 20 odd at different venues. Not call it club training, but personal training and not wear club apparel.
Bloody power grab by Banyule Council. Let’s hope they come to there senses by Monday!
 

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Australia Day?i reckon most clubs need this period to get enough numbers together to get through a season. Massive disadvantage for clubs expected to put 19’s, scoobies and seniors together with limited prep time to get sufficiently fit after having the best part of 12 months off. How many players would be training with other clubs indifferent councils.
Clubs are going back before AFL teams these days. You can easily get fit if you start late Jan before round 1.
 

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Clubs are going back before AFL teams these days. You can easily get fit if you start late Jan before round 1.
I’m speaking in regards to clubs that need to find the 80+ players to fill senior, 19’s and reserve teams. Without having played for so long many clubs may lose a fair chunk of there squads. Start in Feb, praccy matches start mid March. 6 weeks prep is a disaster waiting to happen.
 

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Sorry, disagree on that one Denny.
Council have seen the light in recent years and given summer owners of the grounds the ruling decision to allow football to train when not in use. Sensible stuff for once and it has worked well. Feel free to disagree though.
 

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