Hot Weather Policy

and Guidelines


Football NSW provides the following Hot Weather Guidelines to all clubs and associations of Football NSW:

In accordance with duty of care and SMA Policy & Guidelines, Football NSW recommends that:

Games and training involving adults should be postponed or cancelled at 37 degrees C.

Games and training involving children should be postponed or cancelled at 32 degrees C.

For NSW weather forecasts and updates please visit

Below are a selection of very informative documents. Strongly recommended reading.

Sports Medicine Australia Hot Weather Guidelines (65kb)

Sports Medicine Australia UV Exposure & Heat Illness Guide (1.45mb)

Beat The Heat Factsheet (431kb)

Heat Stress Index (21kb)