Based on the current weather forecasts for the area surrounding Netstrata Jubilee Stadium in Kogarah, the Foxtel Y-League (Sydney FC v Western Sydney Wanderers FC) and Hyundai A-League (Sydney FC v Brisbane Roar FC) matches will go ahead as scheduled.
An easterly wind change forecast for the afternoon is expected to provide an Air Quality Index (AQI) reading at a satisfactory level for the matches to be played, taking into account the welfare of the players and match officials.
Similarly, the Westfield W-League match between Sydney FC and Melbourne City FC at Cromer Park will not be changed at this stage. The current forecasts for the area have the AQI in a suitable range for the match to go ahead due to favourable wind conditions from the east.
The Foxtel Y-League match between the Central Coast Mariners and the Newcastle Jets that was scheduled to be played at 10:30am on Saturday 7 December will be rescheduled to a later date due to the forecast AQI reading predicted to be in the extremely hazardous range due to nearby bushfire activity and predicted winds.
In line with the relevant
competition regulations, policies and procedures, the weather conditions for all matches Hyundai A-League, Westfield W-League and Foxtel Y-League matches this weekend will be constantly monitored and, should the welfare of the players and match officials appear to be compromised, appropriate action may be taken which may include delaying matches or rescheduling matches.
Football Federation Australia would also like to take this time to acknowledge the residents facing the threat from the many fires burning in multiple areas and the many emergency services including community volunteers that are protecting property and life and our thoughts are with them at this time.
Source: Statement regarding selected Hyundai A-League, Westfield W-League and Foxtel Y-League matches this weekend
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