Junior Australian Championships Cancelled
Junior Australian Championships
Today, the NSW Government have released further public health recommendations to community sport which impact on sports running representative competitions.
‘Sports are to cease activities that result in the mixing of participants and staff from different regions, eg. By ceasing zone, regional or state championships or competitions.’
As a result, Australian Oztag has to cancel the 2020 Junior Australian Championships.
The new restrictions have been implemented for the next 6 weeks & then to be further reviewed. With this uncertainty AO has made the decision to completely cancel the event rather than postpone. The timing of this decision is before uniform cut-off therefore families are not placed with any financial burden.
Senior State Championships
The SSC is currently scheduled 4 weeks after the review giving us time to hold off on any immediate decision.
The SSC is different to the juniors as players have already received their uniforms and paid registration. Because players have been training for several months & are ready to play, it is AO’s intention to do everything it can to play this tournament.
AO will continually monitor Governments decisions and inform players asap.
City v Country
The Junior City v Country are in a similar position to the SSC players having paid registration and received their uniforms. They are ready to play and the tournament is now scheduled for Sunday 15th November. Therefore, allowing plenty of time for the governments review before a definitive decision is needed by AO.
A copy of the Governments Letter is attached.