Policy Updated: January 1st, 2014 a complete overhaul of the policies was issued and come into effect immediately.
The following are our processes and guidelines for the requirement to cancel games, which include but are not limited to wet weather, extreme heat, power outage and general unsafe playing conditions.
In conditions such as wet weather and heat, it is important for players to understand that everyone has their own opinions on the conditions and whether games should be played. For every person that wants a game cancelled there are just as many (and generally more) wanting games to be played. CitySide Sports Management deems player safety as their top priority and will make decisions based on knowledge received from decades in the sporting industry and on the recommendations set out within the industry, but with an even higher standard. It is therefore a requirement that players understand that CitySide Sports decision is final and calling or leaving messages on our social media or emails trying to sway our decision, will not assist us in our decision making.
As per the Terms & Guidelines set out by CitySide Sports and signed upon by the Captain at the start of the season in the Captain's Waiver, if CitySide Sports Management deem that the conditions are safe teams must attend to play their game.
Teams who refuse to play will be required to pay the full forfeit fee and risk being removed from the competition.
Teams and their opponents CANNOT make deals to pay their game fee each and to not play. If both teams refuse to play then both teams will have deemed to have forfeited. This is to stop one team trying to place any pressure on their opponents to agree to a cancellation.
For information regarding games that are cancelled during the game, please see By-Law #9.8 and #9.9.^ Back to top (view menu)