What is your weather policy?

Unlike other competitions that often cancel rounds (making the season shorter) we prefer (providing conditions are safe) to leave the decision in the hands of our players. As such we have not cancelled a round in more than 5 years

At PPT we would only cancel or postpone games if we consider conditions dangerous for our players. The two primary examples of this are:

  • Lightning in the imminent area such that it may strike competitors. This will generally be judged on the night and if lightning is imminent games will be temporarily be halted until it clears.
  • Extreme heat, which we interpret as temperatures forecast to be above 36 degrees at game time. This will be based on the forecast temperature for the time the game is scheduled to kickoff,  if a time slot(s) is called off the website will be updated by 4 PM on game day (we will also try to email captains). Note each timeslot may be assessed separately so later games  may go ahead (as temperature will typically drop over the evening).

Please note we may shorten or add additional breaks to our games if temperatures are above 30 degrees (however the games will go ahead), usually by having a drinks break mid way through each half.

In the event we do cancel/postpone games it will be put on the the website immediately, and then an email would be sent to the effected team captains. Therefore if there is no notice on the website the assumption is that the games are going ahead (so no need to email or call, just check the website).

Published by

Peter Shaw

Peter Shaw has been involved in touch since 2001 when he returned from playing semi professional rugby in England. He is the president and founder of Princes Park Touch Association