Football Tasmania planning underway for a return to play

Football Tasmania is well advanced in its planning for the State’s most popular team sport to safely resume as soon as possible.

Football Tasmania CEO Matt Bulkeley said that on Friday, National Cabinet released the National Principles for Sport and Recreation, which will serve as the blueprint for ensuring that sports can manage COVID-19-related risks.*

“The safety of the football community and the broader community is our priority,” Mr Bulkeley said.

“Football Tasmania is currently developing a specific plan for the State aimed at protecting the safety of everyone involved in football in Tasmania, from players to spectators.  This plan is a vital first step towards a return to play for football in Tasmania,” Mr Bulkeley said.

“While ultimately it’s up to the Government to decide when we can get back on the pitch, it’s our job to make sure we’re ready to go as soon as possible and as safely as possible.  That’s what the plan that we are working on now will allow us to do.

“We will be working closely with the Tasmanian Government and the football community as we finalise our plan and we would like to thank the Minister for Sport for her ongoing support.”

The Australian Institute of Sport’s framework for rebooting sport can be found below.