Norwest Flyball Inc. COVID-19 Plan

Version 3, last updated 15th August 2021
(Originally based on NSW Dept of Sport and Recreation proforma).

Plan for Flyball training activities and sanctioned flyball competitions.

Norwest Flyball Club Inc. (the Club) has developed a COVID-19 Safety Plan to create and maintain a safe environment for all Norwest Flyball club members, volunteers, and visitors.

Please Note – All Organisations MUST follow the current COVID-19 Public Health Orders, and also manage risks to participants and other people in accordance with Work Health and Safety laws. For more information visit

As at 15th August 2021 the Health Orders and Covid Regulations in NSW prevent the conduct of any community sporting activity which involves more than 2 people. Accordingly flyball training or competition is not permitted and no gatherings of members is possible.

Until the NSW Government authorises the resumption of Community Sport all Club activities will remain suspended. The Clubs Covid Plan will be further updated to reflect safety requirements when any activity, such as training, becomes possible.

Cancellation of Norwest Flyball Competitions in 2021

Due to the extended lockdown for NSW, and the continuing risks of COVID-19, the Norwest Thunderdogs regret to advise the flyball community and members of the public that our Flyball race meets for the rest of 2021 will be cancelled.

Following the cancellation of our Chills in the Hills weekend, previously scheduled for Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 July at Castle Hill Showground, our upcoming Birthday Bash competition scheduled for Saturday 11 September will sadly meet this same fate.

As the current pandemic crisis increases to pose such a health risk to the community, the Norwest Thunderdogs urge everyone to adhere to the NSW Health measures to help protect the most vulnerable in our community.

With uncertainty surrounding the limitations of community sports post-lockdown, and the impossibility of our club being able to set up prior to the event date, our club has made the unfortunate but necessary decision to cancel our Flyball weekend.

We hope everyone stays safe during what is again a very challenging time for our sport, and look forward to being able to race again in the flyball ring soon

Stay home. Stay safe.

And that’s a wrap for 2020

The Norwest Thunderdogs have now officially concluded the 2020 season after a send-off included an advanced training session for our beginner and learner racers, as well as recognise the recipient for the 2020 ‘Never Give Up’ award – a perpetual club trophy presented to those who have shown amazing dedication and commitment to their flyball training.

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