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With a number of major events over the next year and ongoing local league and state activities the Australian Dodgeball Federation wants to assure the Dodgeball community that we are closely monitoring the Coronavirus situation. Research in respiratory infections in travelling sporting teams suggests that the most likely pattern of spread occurs from within a team, rather than from external sources. When an unwell team member joins the team, due to the regular close physical contact between team members the infections can spread readily within a team (Valtonen et al., 2019). Consideration should be given for delaying travel for team members who are unwell. The most up to date information on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) can be found at the Australian Government Department of Health website. However, we ask that participants don’t attend any events or leagues (at any level) if:


  • You have been in any of the high risk declared zones in the past two weeks.

  • You have been in contact with anyone who has been travelling in those zones, or are concerned you may have been in contact with anyone that has Coronavirus.

  • If you have recently travelled to a moderate risk zone, monitor your health for 14 days after leaving that country. If you develop a fever or cough, seek medical advice urgently, isolate yourself and do not attend any events or leagues.

  • In addition, we ask everyone to practice high levels of hygiene health (washing hands, use hand sanitizer etc) which are widely considered by health experts to be key to disease prevention and management. We also ask that we avoid physical contact (e.g. shaking hands in medal presentations, sharing microphones for commentators).

  • Respecting certain other hygiene measures, for example avoiding the use of the same whistle by referees.


We also request that all league owners and event managers enact a contingency plan for their events if the situation in Australia continues to worsen. The risk of becoming unwell with COVID-19 without a history of travel to countries listed by the Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA) in the last 14 days is very low.


As a result, there are no restrictions on Australians participating in or attending sporting or large public events. Should any advice from the Department of Health change we will follow this advice and update the Dodgeball community accordingly.


Resources:

https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/australian-health-sector-emergency-response-plan-for-novel-coronavirus-covid-19 https://ais.gov.au/health-wellbeing/covid-19

We are super excited to announce our 2020 National Training Team. We’ve found the best of the best in Australia and are committed to further developing them. These talented Dodgeballers will spend the coming months proving that they have what it takes to represent Australia at the 2020 World Dodgeball Federation World Championships in Glasgow.










In late 2019 Revolution Sports joined the Australia Dodgeball Federation as the second Western Australian league. The dodgeball league at Revolution Sports has been operating for the past 6 years as a social league with games played every Thursday night. Since 2019 we have switched to 7 inch foam dodgeballs and have changed the rules to the international dodgeball rules. The social league is played as mixed category requiring at least one female player on at all times. As it currently stands, there are 16 registered teams in the league with more teams always welcomed.


The ADF is excited to see the progress WA has made in last few years to join the National Community and develop their elite pathways.


Revolution Sports Dodgeball details:

Website: http://revosports.com.au/dodgeball/ Manager: Zahra Hoseyni Email: info@revolutionsports.com.au


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