Hot Weather

The object of this document is to prevent injury, and possible death, from heat illness in sport and activity by assisting officials, coaches and participants to recognise and manage potentially dangerous heat situations.
Excessive sun exposure can have an immediate negative impact on performance and hydration, and can cause painful sunburn. Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation also increases the risk of skin damage and skin cancer. The actions explained in this policy can help to reduce the harmful effects of exposure to UV radiation. FNSW and its Associations and clubs have a duty of care to provide a safe environment for everyone involved in football activities.
FNSW has considered several factors in the development of this policy including the ongoing popularity of summer football and an increase in the temperatures leading into the winter season.
Heat illness is not a trifling matter – if untreated, it can lead to the rare but life-threatening condition of heat stroke. In hot weather, we need to take more precautions, especially as we need to exercise or play sport regularly to stay healthy.
Graphical representation of Heat Stress calculation.