The Sydney Derby that was scheduled to be played at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium today has been postponed due to torrential rain in the Sydney basin over the past 48 hours.
FFA officials met with the referees and other stakeholders including the host broadcaster Fox Sports as well as the venue ground staff to inspect the playing surface this morning.
Having assessed the condition of the field, and considering the forecast for rain for the remainder of the day, all stakeholders agreed that the pitch was not safe to play on today.
FFA Head of Leagues, Greg O’Rourke, was personally on hand to inspect the field of play this morning and ultimately made the decision to postpone the match.
“With over 100mm of rain falling in the Sydney area over the past two days, and in the interest of player welfare, all parties agreed that it was not possible to play the match as scheduled today,” said O’Rourke
“Whilst it is disappointing that a nearly sold-out crowd is unable to see another iconic Sydney Derby today, this was the right decision to give fans as much notice as possible under the circumstances,” concluded O’Rourke
The match will be rescheduled for another date to be decided following discussions between FFA, both Clubs and Fox Sports.
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