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Field of dreams: Community sport resumption almost a reality

Answers over when grassroots and community sporting teams can resume training in NSW should arrive this week – but that hasn’t stopped people from getting in some early practice.

Restrictions on outdoor gatherings were eased on Friday, which means groups of up to 10 people were able to exercise together over the weekend as long as they still maintained social distancing – the first time that’s been allowed since March.

A group of 10 play football at Chatswood Oval on Sunday.

A group of 10 play football at Chatswood Oval on Sunday.Credit:Edwina Pickles

Locals took immediate advantage, venturing outdoors to public parks, fields and courts across Sydney to re-acquaint themselves with the joy of ball sports.

At Chatswood Oval on Sunday, a group of 10 friends kept within the rules by playing a pick-up game of football with five players on each team, using cones to mark the boundaries and portable goals at either end.

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