Update on MWFA 2020 Season


Dear MWFA Players,

I hope that you continue to remain safe and doing what you can to stay fit, healthy and connected to football while adhering to the Government restrictions that are assisting our efforts to return to a normal way of life during the COVID-19 disruption.

Below are two links to a series of videos that the Manly United Coaching staff and the MWFA Community Coach Development Manager have put together to help players with ideas and drills to be able to stay fit and active during the isolation period. Please remember to adhere to the isolation restrictions while doing these exercises.



We continue to liaise with FFA, the Federal Government, Football NSW, the State Government and the Northern Beaches and Mosman Councils to ensure we are ready to go as soon as the Government restrictions allow us to organise football games and competitions for the 19,000 players on the Northern Beaches.

There is currently no change to the date of May 31 for the suspension of football activities but the Federal Government has stated privately and publicly they want to get community sport started as soon as possible.

It is still our clear intention to put on a football season in 2020 with the simple objective to play as many games as possible for all teams and players. The 2020 season will be different to any other season we have experienced but we firmly believe that getting back onto the pitch in 2020 will have significantly more community benefit to our players than any other season we have experienced previously, or in the future.

The situation is looking positive but we will continue to be guided by the Federal and State Governments and will play football as soon as we are able to under the Health and Public Safety orders.

We have had further positive discussions with both the Mosman and Northern Beaches Councils in relation to moving the change over date from Winter to Summer sports back, so it is fair for all sports.

We continue to discuss possible plans for the resumption of football with the Presidents of all 17 Clubs, understanding we will have to adhere to strict health regulations, agreed by the Federal and State Governments, when we start playing. These will be sent to all players and clubs well in advance of the restart.

We will continue to liaise with your clubs and hope you stay safe and healthy and connected through football.



David Mason



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