ESFA provides wet weather information on weekend match days. These information sources are updated at or before 8AM - later updates go to clubs directly if required.
For training ground closures, check with the local councils or other ground hirers as appropriate.
NOTE: We only update wet weather information if matches are closed. If you do not see an update then the match will go ahead as scheduled.
ESFA does not make the decision to close a ground in the event of wet weather. Ground closures follow a set decision making hierarchy:
- Ground Owner: All closure notices from owners are final and absolute.
- Ground Hirer: A hirer may close a ground at any time if it is not fit for play. Hirers may take advice, but it is the hirer’s responsibility to monitor the situation on their grounds and must close any grounds that are unfit for play. Hirers cannot re-open grounds closed by owners.
- Referee: The appointed match official must ensure that each match is played on a safe ground. Referees cannot close a ground but may declare that a field is not safe to play on. A referee cannot re-open grounds closed by owners or hirers.
Once a ground is closed, it cannot be re-opened that day.
ESFA SMS Bounce Back Service
ESFA has an SMS Bounce Back Service that allows all ESFA members to receive current information regarding ground closures.
SMS "ESFA" to 19922767
This service costs a flat fee of 55c per use incl. For SMS help call 1300 552 189.
Wet Weather Voicemail
This is a recorded voice mail message - callers should not leave a message as it will not be responded to.
Wet weather messages will be updated up to 8:30AM on weekend matchdays.
ESFA Wet Weather Twitter Account