- COVID-19 UPDATE
Given the current state of affairs, Rugby Australia, together with all state governing bodies have unanimously decided to postpone all club rugby engagements until May 2 2020.
This postponement extends to all club rugby activities including training, effective immediately.
While there have been no confirmed cases within the Curtin Uni Rugby community and the wider RugbyWA community. It is within the best interest of our players, coaches and volunteers that we too follow the decision made by Rugby Australia and postpone all rugby activities at Curtin Uni Rugby until 2 May 2020.
This also extends to include the first club event of the year, Tiki at Goatland event following what would have been Round One.
From the RA Statement, “The group acknowledges that this decision is a more conservative approach than has currently been recommended by the Australian, State and Territory Governments. However, it has been made to provide clarity to the Rugby community in a challenging and disruptive time.” Last week the government placed a ban of 500 people or more at non-essential events, it is imperative to know that this situation is rapidly changing and requires liquid solutions to assist the curve of the spread and minimise the risk within our community. Hence why this decision does not refer to numbers at club events, this is an all encompassing decision regardless of attendance.
We understand that this is disruptive to all the work that has been put in place for the 2020 season, but please keep in perspective that this postponement will only shorten a 18 round season by 3 rounds. We’re quite fortunate that April has 2 bye weeks scheduled and unlike Global Rapid Rugby, our season has not been suspended with no end date. Our competition will now reconvene on May 2 2020.
As a club, we only know what has been made public by Rugby Australia. We will be transparent and will share any information that becomes available to us at the time and disperse within our playing group
But if you do have any concerns and questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the committee or coaches.
For any questions from the public and outside the playing group, please feel to send us a private message here on our social channels.
Please practice good hygiene at all times regardless of the COVID-19 virus.
Today, following a meeting of the National Development Panel, Rugby Australia along with the State and Territory Member Unions have unanimously agreed to postpone all Community Rugby until the first week of May, effective immediately.