Northern Suburbs Netball Cancellations Policy (Aug 2018)
For Years 5-8 the Cancellation committee consists of three NSN committee members.
For Years 3-4 the Cancellation committee consists of the Year 3 & 4 Coordinator.
The main deciding factor for cancellations is player safety. Once the cancellation process has been invoked the decision is final and applies to all rounds of netball for the age group (Years 5-8). Note that another decision could be made during the morning if weather conditions deteriorate.
The cancellation decision for Years 3-4 age group is made independent of the Year 5-8 age group as the children are younger and weather conditions can change from morning to afternoon.
Weather conditions need to be severe enough to warrant cancellation despite players wearing the schools' registered thermal wear.
|Cancellation criteria (based on Metservice weather forecast)|
|Criteria||Year 5 to 8||Years 3 to 4|
|Decision time||Saturday by 6:30 am and another decision could be made during the morning if weather conditions deteriorate.||One hour before the start of the first Round|
|Temperature (not considering wind chill)||Day's high temp below 8°||Day's high temp below 10° Temp for last round below 8°|
|Rainfall||Persistent rain (not showers) predicted to exceed 5mm/hour during any part of the rounds being played||Persistent rain (not showers) predicted to exceed 2.5mm/hour during any part of the rounds being played|
|Wind||Gale force winds Strong wind gusts||Gale force winds Strong wind gusts|
|Important Note||Even if none of the individual criteria are met, the combination of criteria (i.e. temp+wind or wind+rain) may still result in the round being cancelled if it is considered unsafe to play. This decision is made at the discretion of the committee and will have the players' safety as the main consideration.|
Once the decision to cancel the round for an age group is made, the nominated volunteer role(s) will update the NSN Facebook page and NSN website with the cancellation notice. In addition, a text message will be sent to the registered coach for each team. It will be the coach's responsibility to disperse the information to their team.