Olympic FC COVID-19 Update: May 8
To our loyal supporters and members,
We would like to take this opportunity to update you on the Club’s approach in responding to the COVID-19 virus. What we’re all dealing with is unprecedented but there appears to be some light at the end of the tunnel.
Firstly, we hope that you and your families remain safe during this time. Protecting the health and well-being of our players, sponsors, staff, members and fans is our first priority so any decisions we make about a return to football will be based on that.
We’re in constant contact with Football Queensland and Football Brisbane and continue to take advice from the State and Federal Governments, as well as the relevant medical authorities. To best coordinate our response to the current circumstances, the Club’s Executive and Committee have been doing our own scenario planning, including dealing with the inevitable financial consequences.
Return of season
Football Queensland & Football Brisbane are working towards a return to season in July/August 2020. Training may commence in July depending upon advice from government. At this stage Football Queensland and Football Brisbane are working towards delivering a full season which could go until November.
Olympic FC has a general policy of no refunds, and although we understand the difficulties some of our members and families are going through during these unprecedented times, the Club is not in a financial position to reverse that policy. The season has not been cancelled, just suspended, so it is the club’s position that refunds are not warranted.
For those who have not paid their registration fees as yet, we would very much appreciate your payment as soon as possible. The Club relies on the on-time payment of fees to keep the club operating. If you are having difficulty making payment, please contact us to discuss.
Olympic FC, is a community sporting club, run by volunteers with some key staff members in paid positions. Unfortunately, like so many other businesses, we have had to stand down these workers while being able to keep on Zam Stamatellos in Administration on reduced hours. Please consider this in your communications to the club, and understand that we may not be able to respond as quickly to your queries as we would like.
Joel Smith, the club’s Technical Director has regrettably tendered his resignation. We wish Joel all the best in his future endeavours and thank him for his excellent work in preparing the club for this year’s season. We will advise of a new Technical Director when we are in a position to do so.
The club has been unable to host the AGM during this period due to laws about group gatherings. All club members will be notified of the new date once we have a season return. We urge you to keep obeying the guidelines on social distancing and good hygiene which will keep our families and communities safe and consequently see a return to football.
We look forward to seeing you all again in the very near future. In the meantime, hold in there and stay connected with us through social media channels.