Updated 10am Thursday 22 July
The NSWRL would like to provide the following update for Major and Community Competitions across the Greater Sydney region (Sydney, Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour) following the advice on Wednesday 14 July from the NSW Government to extend the tightened restrictions to combat the COVID-19 outbreak for a further two weeks until 30 July 2021.
Recent lockdown advice across Cabonne, Blayney and Orange shire have resulted in suspensions to the following Leagues (refer to competition updates in link below):
- Group 10 Seniors and Juniors
- Woodbridge Cup
- Mid-West Cup
- Lachlan District
Group 7 will plan a return to play in areas out of lockdown by Saturday 31 July.
The NSWRL would like to remind all Leagues and Clubs across the Greater Sydney region that the restrictions, in line with the Public Health Order, mean training IS NOT sanctioned or permitted under any circumstances.
Major Competitions and Community Competitions across the Greater Sydney region (Sydney, Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour) remain temporarily suspended, but we are hopeful of resuming competition from 6 August, pending the NSW Government advice at the time.
The NSWRL also remains hopeful of staging the Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Premiership Grand Final between Minor Premiers Central Coast Roosters and Mounties, pending the status and timing of the NRLW competition.
The restrictions in place for Regional NSW Leagues and Clubs outside the Greater Sydney Region remain unchanged but they must adhere to COVID-19 safety restrictions and be aware of the potential impacts.
“While we have had to extend the suspension of our competitions for a further two weeks in line with NSW Government orders today, the NSWRL is confident and determined to get competitions up and running as soon as it is safe to do so,” said NSWRL Head of Football Robert Lowrie.
“In the meantime, we would like to remind all Clubs and Leagues across Greater Sydney that training is not allowed – no matter how small the group.
“We will continue to respond to the latest advice from the NSW State Government, in making decisions around our Major Competitions and Community Football, and keep all our Clubs and Leagues up to date with the latest information.
“I cannot stress enough the importance enough of adhering to the advice from the government health and medical experts, not just so we can get Rugby League back on the park, but for the safety and wellbeing of the broader community.”
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