We had a u/10 team sent to the wrong ground in rd 1 & last week it was a last minute change & we had to play at a different ground..
Granville has lost it. Re refs dad, surely soccer Australia have enough money to put one or two people in that know what they are doing, cause Granville is going down hill & giving more reason for the hills teams to break away.
I heard an interesting reason the other day why grounds are closed far quicker now than back in the good old days. Due to what is written in the insurance policy, if there is 'a' puddle on the field then it has to be closed or the insurance policy is null & void if the fields are used.
How ridiculous is that?
You would all know my feelings about ground closures but it appears it is the insurance companies that are the main reason behind it.
Maybe if this information was better known then we would not go off like we do.
That's true Lefty. I have had 2 injuries over the years while playing soccer in the GDSFA, both of which required surgery. On both occasions the insurance provided was essentially worthless in terms of providing a reasonable level of out of pocket cost recovery. The main issue was the gap between medicare/private health and the surgeon's fee plus the assisting surgeon's fee etc etc. I think in this day and age a lot of people have some sort of private health insurance. It would be ideal if each GDSFA registered player could voluntarily opt for "gap" insurance as an extra and maybe pay a little more for the privilege. At least that would give peace of mind in the event of a serious injury.
Post by highonvoltaren on May 8, 2015 9:50:52 GMT 10
Beeper. Well said. I incurred an injury playing last season that required surgery. My enquiries re the insurance effectively found that it was worth nothing. Read the fineprint - it does not cover anything that is already covered either by medicare or private health insurance.
Any serious injury would require a hospital stay. If you get taken to a public hosital you will be covered by medicare. If you shoose a private hospital (as I did) you are covered by your private health insurance. You are then left with a massive gap to cover and the rego insurance will not cover any of that.
Would be interested to know how many claims have been made on this insurance and the level of payouts versus premiums paid. Got a feeling someone is making a bit of money out of this.
Someone is making a shed load. Interesting a few years ago a few clubs in sthn districts told FNSW they were going to get their own cover as the insurance offered under the FNSW deal was inadequate and expensive for no return. They were pretty much told do that and find somewhere else to play.
Anyone know what is happening with the games on fields that are still closed, you would hate to miss out playing tommorow, 5 days no rain , 4 days of sun and grounds still closed, maybe Granville have re-located games to grounds while this is being typed and everyone will get to play, let's see.
Lot of emails going around this arvo, confirming reallocation of grounds. Ted Horwood 5 games moved, some Sunday games at Ray Marshall moved too. The Hills have McKillop reserve closed (its still really boggy) so hopefully StMicks juniors will get moved somewhere drier.