News, Info & Resources
July 2021 COVID update
Information around clubs based in ACT are below
Masks are not required by any player, official or spectator at any ground within the territory – this is for training and games
It is recommended for players and officials to wear masks when inside changerooms or a common area
Masks are required by club staff working in a canteen and bar
Each venue is required to have sanitiser and the CBR check in app
Further information can be found here - https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/act-status-and-response/face-masks
Information around clubs based in Regional NSW
Masks are required for anyone outside of their home
Masks are required to be worn by all coaches, water carriers, trainers, team doctors and team officials
Masks for players, runners and umpires are able to be removed when they commence warming up for the activity
Masks must be put back on as soon as the activity has completed
Masks are required for anyone within a common area and changeroom
Masks are required for all spectators at a training and match
Masks are required for all canteen and bar staff
Capacity for indoor and outdoor areas are capped at 1 person per 4 square metres
This includes changerooms and clubhouses
Masks are required to be worn by all upon arrival to the facility
Each venue is required to have sanitiser and the Service NSW check in app
Further information can be found here - https://www.sport.nsw.gov.au/covid-19-information#advice-metro
Belco Cats achieve Good Sports Level 3 Accreditation
We are a Good Sports club
Sporting clubs such as ours play a significant role in the community and have a responsibility to our members and their families.
We have chosen to join over 9000 clubs across Australia taking part in the Good Sports program. Through Good Sports we are committed to managing alcohol responsibly and ensuring smoke free areas, which we believe will help us to provide a healthy, safe and family friendly environment.
Together, we are helping inspire a healthier sporting nation.
For more information visit about being a Good Sports club visit www.goodsports.com.au
Cats welcome a new Sponsor
The Cats are delighted to welcome a new sponsor iPlay Belconnen.
Looking for a 1 stop shop with dodgems, bowling, laser tag, cafe, coffee, party room, 50+ arcade games, pool tables, remote control cars + shooting gallery.....? Look no more!
iPlay Belconnen is conveniently located inside the Westfield Shopping Centre. Voted one of Canberra's best entertainment venues, iPlay Belconnen is definitely an arcade game changer!
Fitted with laser tag, 4 AMF bowling lanes, dodgem cars and over 50 arcade machines - you will never get bored here!
Renowned for its amazing parties, you'll be a huge hit with the kids when you book Canberra's BEST birthday party venue!
Injuries, Insurance Claims & what to do
With the season now underway we will unfortunately (but hopefully not) see some serious injuries. It is often confusing about what we can do as a Club and how AFL Canberra supports us through this. If the injury sustained is significant you may wish to look into an Insurance claim. Marsh Insurance is the insurance company that covers the AFL & can provide this advice.
Making a Personal Injury Claim
If an injury occurs to one of the clubs players or volunteers, you should do the following:
Visit the Marsh AFL website to read the Summary information https://afl.jltsport.com.au/players/community
Download the Personal Injury Claim Form from the “Making a Claim” section. You will need to have this signed by the Belconnen Cats President prior to submitting it.
Complete the Claim Form and submit it to Echelon Australia within 180 days from the date of injury (sooner rather than later).
Do not wait for treatment to cease before making a claim
Talk to your Coach, Manager or a Committee member for further information.
Policies, Rules & Regulations
Keep yourself up to date with all the Policies, Rules and Regulations provided by AFL Canberra. We encourage you take the time to look over the Code of Conduct. A key document that helps keep our game safe, inclusive and seeks to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all participants.
You can view this through the AFL Canberra link here
Support the Cats by registering with Rebel Sport as a Belconnen Cats family when you visit the store.
Every dollar spent goes towards credits we can use for new equipment for our Cats teams.