Townsville Touch Football (TTF) is committed to providing a safe environment for participation. Weather events that have the potential to impact on the safety of participants and/or officials may result in the suspension, cancellation, postponement, and/or rescheduling of matches.
These weather conditions may include:
Townsville Touch Football will adhere to the following guidelines for extreme weather:
|1. Heavy or constant rain
Play or competition may be suspended if the following criteria is satisfied:
|2. Lightning / Thunderstorms
Using the 30/30 rule (30 seconds between the "flash" of lightning and the "clap" of thunder = 10km), we will determine whether play is safe to proceed.
Play or competition may be suspended or cancelled if the time between flash and clap is 30 seconds or less. The game-day administrator will sound the full-time siren twice-in-a-row to signal that play is to be immediately suspended, and then issue a verbal warning via the Public Address system to all participants, officials, and supporters, to find safe shelter.
Play or competition may only be resumed if the time between flash and clap has exceeded 30 seconds, for at least 10 minutes.
|3. Extreme Heat
36°C (and above)
|4. Poor Air Quality/Pollution
|Health warnings will be issued for asthma sufferers via the approved TTF public communication channels prior to and during competition, and via the Public Address system during competition.
Where a game has been suspended temporarily, and the normal allotted time period for the match has expired (or there is less than five (5) minutes remaining), that match will be deemed concluded and the result will be determined as per the competition rules (by-laws).
Where a game has been temporarily suspended, and there is at least five (5) minutes remaining within the normal allotted time period, the game may resume. The match will continue until the end of the normal allotted time period and "make-up" time will not be allowed.
If the TTF President, Competition Administrator, or delegated official, determines that it is in the best interest of the participants and competition to cancel the day's scheduled matches, they will:
The outcome of matches that are unable to be played due to the enactment of this policy will be determined in accordance with the relevant competition rules.