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2020 MFA Mid Season Update

Dear Members,

I hope this email finds you well.

This email serves to provide an update on a number of important matters.

  1. Communication from NSW Health

The NSW Chief Health Officer has issued a reminder in relation to public health measures to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmissions. These public health measures include:

  • Maintaining a copy of your COVID-19 Safety plan and ensuring appropriate implementation of the plan;
  • Ceasing any ‘face-to-face’ activities, such as committee meetings;
  • Limiting spectators to one parent only. Please ensure you continually remind your members to respect this measure;
  • A maximum of 500 people at any one venue, as per the Public Health Order.  

For the avoidance of doubt, the MFA local competition will continue as planned. As we’ve stated from the outset, the situation is dynamic and we must continue to remain vigilant by respecting the public health measures. The measures are in place to not only reduce the risk of transmission, but to ensure we can keep community sport operating.

Washout Rounds

Update on Washout Rounds - MFA

Good afternoon all;

Firstly apologies for the delay in communicating how the washed out round of 8-10 Aug 2020 will be treated, and how this then affects the remainder of the rounds for the 9 and 10 competitions.

We have taken on board some of the feedback provided when arriving at our final position, and thank those people who took the time to provide some commentary to us. All of the suggestions had merit, but ultimately we had to determine the fairest and most equitable way to treat the washed out fixtures. Obviously the outcome will not sit well with everyone, but we had to make a decision that has less impact to the already compromised season, and one that was deemed the fairest outcome to all.

We do mention that the outcome detailed below was discussed with the CMC and competitions team for their approval before finalising.

It should also be highlighted that the original plan to introduce an odds and evens round of fixtures to see out the season for the 9 and 10 team competitions has been set aside with a new format as detailed below introduced (the teams still end up with the same promised number of rounds as discussed before the season commenced).

  • For all competitions comprising 8 teams or less, the washed out matches will be recorded as 0 – 0 drawn results (this way no team has more than the originally scheduled number of Byes and is not disadvantaged by the addition of another Bye. The only team that would benefit from declaring all matches a Bye would have been those teams that were drawn a Bye on the washed out weekend)
  • Balance of season to continue as per scheduled draw
  • 9 team competitions:
    • Round 7 fixtures will be noted as being “washed out” with no Byes or points allocated to any fixture
    • Round 7 fixtures will be replicated in Round 10 (which would have been the first weekend of the former Odds and evens competition) – this way all teams have the opportunity to have faced each team in their competition as least once
    • Balance of fixtures are then based on table positions at the conclusion of round 10  (MFA won’t know where each team is sitting until the completion of round 10 and therefore cannot produce the final three rounds of competition until that time)
    • Round 11 fixtures 
      • 1 v 7
      • 2 v 8
      • 3 v 5
      • 4 v 6
      • 9 v Bye
    • Round 12 fixtures:
      • 1 v 9
      • 2 v 7
      • 3 v 6
      • 4 v 5
      • 8 v Bye
    • Round 13 fixtures:
      • 1 v 5
      • 2 v 4
      • 3 v 7
      • 8 v 9
      • 7 v Bye
  • Note: if required, and there is potentially a chance to secure 4th spot, we could consider a mid-week clash between teams 7 and 8, thereby not penalising those teams for the Bye in the final three rounds
  • 10 Team Competitions:
    • Round 7 fixtures will be noted as being “washed out” with no Byes or points allocated to any fixture
    • Round 7 fixtures will be replicated in Round 10 (which would have been the first weekend of the former Odds and evens competition) – this way all teams have the opportunity to have faced each team in their competition as least once
    • Balance of fixtures are then based on table positions at the conclusion of round 10 (MFA won’t know where each team is sitting until the completion of round 10 and therefore cannot produce the final three rounds of competition until that time)
    • Round 11 fixtures 
      • 1 v 9
      • 2 v 10
      • 3 v 7
      • 4 v 8
      • 5 v 6
    • Round 12 fixtures:
      • 1 v 10
      • 2 v 9
      • 3 v 8
      • 4 v 6
      • 5 v 7
    • Round 13 fixtures:
      • 1 v 8
      • 2 v 7
      • 3 v 9
      • 4 v 5
      • 6 v 10

Changes to the draws (to Round 10 for nine & ten team competitions) and results (8 team competitions and below) will be applied over the next few days.

 

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