New!! “POP UP” TRAINING CLASSES AT BLACKTOWN SHOWGROUND – 9 AUGUST 2022
Updated Monday 08/08/2022: We are pleased to announce that classes will recommence from Tuesday 9 August (weather permitting on the day). Please note there have been some changes to location and what facilities will be available but we can finally return to classes!
We will be back to Blacktown Showground (where we were in 2021 and where orientation nights are still held) for classes on the field. It is expected that this location change will be for a few weeks while council rectify the issues at our Glendenning grounds.
Due to the expected short term length of our stay at the Showground, the club office will not be relocated with us, and we have not been able to gain access to a building at the showground.
Training will be operating on a “Pop-up” basis bringing equipment with us each week so we can get back to training. This might mean things might be a bit different to usual, but we are pleased to be able to be back to running classes and seeing everyone working with their dogs.
Classes will start at 7.30, but there may be delays in check-in due to less facilities than usual so please arrive a little early. There will be toilet facilities and seating.
We have at least two committee members/instructors who are unable to attend at the moment due to unexpected circumstances. If any members that can lend a hand with setup and pack up, along with any other task that might catch us by surprise your help would really appreciated. The committee and instructors look forward to seeing our members tomorrow night.
CANCELLATION OF TRAINING – 2 AUGUST 2022
Updated Tuesday 02/08/2022: Due to ongoing problems with lighting on the grounds, there will be no training this week. Council have advised that the grounds are closed while these conditions pose a WHS risk and we have no choice but to cancel classes.
CANCELLATION OF TRAINING DUE TO COUNCIL GROUND CLOSURES – 26 JULY 2022
Updated Tuesday 26/07/2022: Due to the effect of recent wet weather, Blacktown Council has closed all grounds and fields until at least Thursday 28 July. We hope to see you all next week.
CANCELLATION OF TRAINING – 19 JULY 2022
Updated Monday 18/07/2022: Due to lighting still not being finished on the training grounds, construction work that is being conducted on the training field and debris from the construction work, training is cancelled this week. Council have advised that the grounds are closed while these conditions pose a WHS risk and we have no choice but to cancel classes.
CANCELLATION OF TRAINING CLASSES DUE TO FLOODING OF GROUNDS – 12 JULY 2022
Updated Monday 11/07/2022: Due to recent flooding, the Glendenning club training grounds are still waterlogged and are not safe or suitable for training this week.
Note: The July New Member Orientation Night WILL be held on Tuesday 12 July at Blacktown Showground. Attendees at
the New Members Orientation must follow the registration process shown below.
POSTPONEMENT OF 5TH JULY NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION NIGHT
Updated 05/07/2022: Due to the current wet weather and flooding we have had to postpone the July New Members Orientation. The July New Members Orientation will now be held next week, Tuesday 12 July 2022 at 7pm. NOTE: If you registered to attend on 5th July and are now unable to attend on the rescheduled date please email the club to request a refund of your registration fee. Please note, any refund request must be received before 7pm on Tuesday 12 July.
CANCELLATION OF TRAINING DUE TO COUNCIL GROUND CLOSURES – 5 JULY 2022
Updated Tuesday 05/07/2022: Council have closed all grounds and fields due to current weather conditions until at least
Friday 8 July. Information on when the grounds will be reopened will be published when Council provides updates.
NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION NIGHT – 5TH JULY 2022
Updated 29/06/2022: The next new member orientation night for 2022 will be held at 7.00pm on Tuesday 5th July at Blacktown Showground in the Dining Rooms. People wishing to attend are required to book at to attend, with a booking fee payable which will be credited towards your new membership. CLICK HERE to book and pay for your space to attend the new member orientation night and for further details about the new member orientation night. Please be aware that people who attend without making a booking may not be able to attend the orientation night due to space and seating limitations. Attendance numbers are limited – please book early so you don’t miss out.
CANCELLATION OF TRAINING DUE TO COUNCIL GROUND CLOSURES – 24 MAY 2022
Updated Tuesday 24/05/2022: Council have closed all grounds and fields due to current weather conditions until at least Wednesday 25 May. We hope to see you all members next week.
FURTHER POSTPONEMENT OF RETURN TO CLASSES – 22 MARCH 2022
Updated Monday 21/03/2022: Unfortunately our grounds at Glendenning are still not ready for training to re-commence,. At this point Blacktown City Council are unable to advise when the Glendenning grounds will be ready for us. CLICK HERE to view additional information from Council. Updates will be provided as they become available.
POSTPONEMENT OF RETURN TO TRAINING – MARCH 2022
Updated Monday 14/03/2022: Due to the condition of our grounds following the recent severe weather, we have no option but to postpone our return to training again.
As the grounds have been waterlogged Council have been unable to mow the grass, and Council currently have some of their staff diverted to help with the clean-up of flood affected residential areas.
At this stage we will be returning to classes for all members on Tuesday 22nd March 2022.
We will conduct fit-out of collars and leads for new beginners on the first night back of training. Updates will be shown here when they are available.
MARCH 2022 RETURN TO TRAINING – CURRENT TUESDAY NIGHT MEMBERS
Updated Thursday 24/02/2022: It’s time to dust off the collars and leads and get the treat bags ready. We will return to training on our Glendenning site from 8th March unless there are unforeseen problems.
Although our buildings will not be ready until later in the month we will have our portable building from the Showground and access to toilet facilities. Our grounds are looking good and will be ready for us.
Please limit the number of people coming with you as there will be no facilities where they can sit under shelter or the availability of seats. It would be ideal if it was just the handler and dog for the first month.
Please note we cannot accommodate unvaccinated members at this time. Please be prepared to show your vaccination status or your exemption on your first night.
We look forward to seeing you soon. Denise Fraser – President
TRAINING UPDATE – 2022
Updated Wednesday 26/01/2022: At this stage classes will not recommence until March 2022.
The club will be moving to renovated grounds at Glendenning and will not be returning to Blacktown Showground.
Work is still being carried out at these club grounds. When dates and details are finalised an announcement will be published. Members will receive an email update when information is available.
New member orientation nights will not recommence until at least March 2022. Further details will be posted on this website and the club Facebook page later in February (Click here to view BKTC public Facebook page) .
It is a requirement when attending training to use the club QR code (or manual check in) to check in and provide proof of being fully vaccinated for Covid-19. If you have a genuine medical exemption for being fully vaccinated, proof of this must be provided and must meet NSW Health requirements for proof of a medical exemption.
This applies to all members, instructors and committee and is for the safety of everyone attending the club. Please remember that all our committee, instructors and helpers are volunteers.
Please keep checking back for updates. We look forward to seeing you again in 2022.
Don’t forget to continue some training practice with your dogs.
The club committee & instructors look forward to seeing our members back at training soon.