Return To Play | 19 June 2020
Thank your patience! It is with great enthusiasm that we confirm our season can officially begin!
With the announcement of large gatherings being allowed from Friday 29th May, we have eagerly begun training and our first games are this Sunday!
While we feel confident that we can restart in a safe and controlled way, we would remind members to please maintain a level of caution. Please make sure that you understand the procedures before you arrive at the grounds and assist us by abiding by them. That includes registering attendance at training and at games, and being mindful of hygiene restrictions that might be in place.
Many thanks to all for your patience as we have worked through the delays to season. We are just as keen as you are to see us back on the pitch, scoring some goals!
Kimberly Tarei (Secretary)
Notice of AGM | 09 June 2020
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Covid-19 Update | 28 May 2020
Over the last couple of weeks our committee has been working hard to plan for our teams to get back to training within the requirements set by the Ministry of Health (MOH), Sport New Zealand and Auckland Football Football Federation (AFF). The Ellerslie AFC (EAFC) Return To Train Protocols (RTT Protocols) were signed off by AFF and Auckland Council this week and we are pleased to announce the season has been confirmed to resume on Sunday 21 June.
NZ Football has asked all clubs to use the iDMe web app (no download necessary) to manage contact tracing for every football activity. Everyone (players, coaches, managers, referees, support staff and spectators) must check-in to training sessions and games at EAFC using iDMe. The system is easy to use and allows you to quickly register you and your family at each EAFC venue. Follow the instructions and video on the EAFC website to set up iDMe and learn how to check-in.
EAFC have prepared checklists - one for coaches, one for players and one for parents and caregivers. They are available to read here. Each checklist outlines the actions we all need to take to safely train and play this season. Weencourgae you to please take the time to read through the relevant documents and make sure:
- you understand how to follow the player's checklist
- your team has planned how training sessions will run under the current alert level conditions
We're in this together and our committee will continue to do everything needed to get us safely back on the field. What we ask of you in return, is that you support our Return to Play Protocols so we can have all our members back training and playing when the season resumes.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Covid-19 Update
Due to the ongoing concerns regarding the Covid-19 outbreak, NZ Football and the 7 Member Federations have agreed to postpone ALL community football until 2 May 2020.
This postponement includes all pre-season games and community competitions including social leagues that are currently in progress. At this stage, all training is to be suspended until 18th April 2020.
Effective immediately all trainings, club events and social events are cancelled until further notice.
Some tips from the Ministry of Health:
- Wash your hands with soap and water often, for at least 20 seconds.
- Cough or sneeze by covering your mouth and nose with tissues. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow.
- Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects, such as doorknobs.
- Call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 if you have any symptoms and have been to any countries or territories of concern or have been in close contact with someone confirmed with COVID-19.
Obviously, this will be disappointing for all, but we must respect and act in accordance with the notice as the health and safety of our members is paramount.
This is a highly fluid situation and we will continue to keep you updated as we hear more from NZ Football.
We ask that all members support one another through these uncertain times and follow the official government guidelines.
SEASON 2020 REGISTRATIONS
With the season soon to commence, the painful task of getting player registrations in and fees paid begins! In the past, we have seen a players flout the rules around registration and fee payment which has sadly lead to a number of issues for the club. We want to be perfectly clear that in order to be as fair and transparent as possible to all our club members, this will not be the case this year.
All players and other club members must complete the attached registration form a prior to playing any competitive matches. It must also be accompanied by a scan of an appropriate form of identification such as passport or drivers license (you may redact the license or passport number if you wish). The executive committee will confirm that a player’s registration is complete, and only then may they play.
Members who are transferring from an overseas club must also complete an additional transfer form which will be available from your team manager. This form can take up to 21 business days to approve, so managers should ensure their overseas players have completed this well in advance of the season commencing.
Should the registration process not be adhered to properly, or a non-compliant player takes the field, the governing body (AFF) will be advised that the team concerned defaulted the game. This will also apply during the season to players who have not paid fines on time.
We would like all our members to have an excellent season so we ask both managers and players to organize their registrations sooner rather than later. This will allow any issues that may come up to be handled well before the start of the season. Should you have any questions regarding club fees or registration, please do not hesitate to contact your team manager or the club Chairperson.
Bank Account: Zamantix Rovers Football Club - 12 3011 0714520 50
Reference: SurnameInitialREG20 (e.g. TareiKREG20)
DUE FRIDAY 20 MARCH 2020
CLUB CODE OF CONDUCT
As can be the case with any club, past seasons have unfortunately seen some members fail to uphold the appropriate and expected behaviour of our club. Sadly, this has at times resulted in the ultimate removal of said members. It must be remembered at all times when involved in this sport that you are a representative of our club. This includes at training and from arrival to departure on game days both at home or away.
This means we would expect and appreciate the highest standard of behaviour during these times. As a club, we want all of our members to feel safe and welcome, and inappropriate behaviour will not be tolerated, whether on or off the pitch. And so, you must be aware that you are wearing and carrying club colours, emblems and gear which makes you easily identifiable as a Zamantix Rovers FC member, and if there are any issues, it is our club who gets recognized and judged, and we are the ones that receive the complaints.
We will be releasing a comprehensive Code of Conduct to all club members before the start of the season with the intention that if you wish to participate, you must agree to the standards outlined in the code.
Hosting & Visiting Responsibilities
The purpose of this Code of Conduct is to encourage fair, ethical treatment of all persons that come under the umbrella of the Zamantix Rovers Football Club (ZRFC). We would expect and appreciate that you respect and follow the rules of our club’s Code of Conduct as well as any rules of clubs you visit. We would hope that you behave in a manner that you would wish to have returned in kind by other team members and visiting players, management and supporters.
More information will be available in the coming weeks.