BDFC Temporary Training Schedule

This is the full temporary training schedule for all teams and fields, commencing Tuesday June 2.  Teams must only train at the time and field allocated to them and must maintain all socially distancing requirements as set out in the Football NSW Return to Training Guidelines and the BDFC COVID Return to Training Policy. After each training Managers must submit their attendance sheet to

BDFC Temp Training Field Schedule

CDSFA has now also published a COVID-19 resources page, and released its return to training protocols.

Return to Training – Update May 26 (REVISED)

On May 21, Football NSW released information on training and Return to Training Guidelines.
These guidelines provide the framework in which groups of up to 10 people (including coach) can start training.

For most of our teams U10-O45, this will mean splitting into 2 groups and training on a half-field.
All training is to be non-contact i.e. no tackling.
New temporary training schedules will be available from your coach. Training will revert to normal schedules and drills as soon as social distancing measures are eased.

Balmain DFC will have access to its winter fields from Tuesday June 2.


Can we start training now?
No. Balmain DFC teams cannot use fields until June 2. There are serious safety concerns and penalties for teams who ignore this advice.

When can we start training?
From Tuesday June 2, only on the field and at the time allocated, and only once the team Coach/Manager has read the Return to Training Guidelines.

How do we train and maintain social distancing?
Our coaching team is currently adapting a range of drills and skills programs that can be used by coaches and players of all ages and experience, which minimise personal contact and maintain player distancing.

Download our club guide here

When do we start playing games?
We don’t yet have a date for games resuming but are planning towards July 1.

So what’s next?
Please make contact with your coach and manager.  They’ll be receiving more information from the club and Age Coordinators as we get training and our season under way.


Published 24 Mar 2020

Due to Corona virus, Football Federation Australia has now suspended all Football activity until Sunday 31st May 2020. This includes any training, trial matches, games, Development Program, Holiday Camps, meetings, courses and any other Football related events.

The Balmain Executive committee are continuing to monitor the situation closely. We have stopped taking new registrations and players are advised to defer ordering their season kit.

At the current time, questions on refunds are very difficult to answer as we don’t have enough information to know the overall impacts to the season or the expenses the club will need to cover.

This does not mean there won’t be refunds, but that we will need more information before we can assess how much and in what circumstances refunds can be made. We will be actively engaging with our Association (CDSFA) as well as FNSW and FFA to work through the information required to make these decisions.

We are aware that the financial commitment members make to play football is significant and as a not-for-profit club, run largely by volunteers, we are committed to providing a fair and transparent outcome with regards to any refunds for the winter 2020 season.

For your information here is a list of FAQs put out by Football NSW:  FAQs

Thank you for your support and patience as we work through what is a very challenging period.