What is your weather policy?

Touch is an all weather sport and is played in all conditons.

Games are only cancelled or postponed if we consider conditions dangerous. The two primary reasons being:

  • 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).

This information will always appear on the website first. Therefore if there is no nothing on the website games are going ahead. Please do not call or email just check the website.

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 only ever cancelled one round (due to extreme heat)

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