Wet Weather

Wet Weather Information

So what happens when it rains and the grounds are unplayable?  The local councils and the sports controlling bodies are involved in the process of deciding if training or games are ok to go ahead or called off due to bad weather.

Training

Most ground are controlled by Ryde Council and can be seen by checking their website (Click Here) or phoning their wet weather line – (02) 9952 8244.  They update this information twice a day during the week – 9am and 2.30pm (the best source is the phone line as sometimes they don’t update the website)

Gladesville Reserve is controlled by Hunters Hill Council and they have a website that shows the status of grounds.  (Click Here)

Teams must not train if the grounds are closed – Ravens can be fined if reported.

In the event of localised or late severe weather Ravens Officials (including coaches) can close a ground for safety reasons.

Games

This is determined by the sport associations and where the games are being played.

Men’s Football

The Ryde Council uses the same service as their training service (Click Here)  They will make a decision on weekend games at 2.30pm on Friday if games are to be cancelled due to bad weather. The website and phone lines will be updated and won’t change during the weekend.

Games can still be cancelled by the GHFA if the weather is bad. They will update their website at about 8.00am Saturday morning with details about weekend play. (Click Here)

In the interest of safety Ravens Officials (Ravens Directors) can cancel a game if they deem it to be dangerous.  And lastly the referee can also cancel any game, for any reason, if they deem it unsafe to play at any time.

In all cases the officials decision is final and coaches, parents or players should not dispute a decision once it has been made.

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