Addresses and Maps to the various NWSF playing venues can be found via this link NWSF Venues 

 

Wet Weather - The status of grounds during and after Wet Weather can be found via this link Wet Weather

 

Wet Weather - When, Why and How fields are closed
The majority of the fields used in NWSF competitions are run by Councils, with a small number located at a university or schools. Councils determine if fields are to be closed in the event of wet weather and they post information on their websites ( see link above) - in the case of weekends, this is generally determined by 2pm on Fridays.

NWSF then determines if the round is to be played based on the number of fields closed. Note that every Saturday afternoon timeslot is used every weekend, and there is generally only a handful of vacant timeslots on Sundays. Therefore, where fields are closed, there is very limited opportunity to move any affected matches to other fields on that weekend. All washed out matches from U12s upwards, except for 10 team competitions, are rescheduled to a later date, and we have two weekends set aside for these at the end of the season, or where there are a limited number of washed out matches, these may be rescheduled on Sundays as double headers or mid-week if there are grounds available.

Where there is rain after 2pm on Fridays or over the weekend, the decision to close a field rests with the club. The club will consider whether it is safe to use, or whether there is a likelihood of damage to the field. The referee also has the final say as to whether a field is fit to play on. Therefore, in some cases fields will be closed even if the Council website says they are open.

Ryde Council is the only Council that inspects fields on Saturdays to determine if they are playable for Sundays. Their decision is made around 3pm on Saturdays and they update their website above. All other Councils leave this decision to the clubs.

Remember that the aim is to get the players on the park, but in some circumstances, its just not possible. Remember though we play in the rain and grounds are not automatically closed just because it is raining.

 

Our Home Ground

Epping Football Club’s home ground has been at West Epping Oval for more than 50 years.

In 2016/17 West Epping Oval was redeveloped at a cost of $15m plus and reopened on 24th March 2018 and now has two state of the art synthetic pitch – one full size and one ¾ size – and superb surrounding parklands, kids playgrounds and amenities.

The new state of the art synthetic football pitches at West Epping are all weather facilities meaning we never need to cancel training, there will be no bad bounces and the playing surface looks as perfect in August as it is in February.

 

west epping park landscape masterplan  Sunday 10th December 2017 IMG 1674    

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