Following today’s announcement from the NSW Government, community football for children up to and including under 18 comps will resume from 1 July. Full contact training will be able to start from this date in NSW.
The CRRL are liaising with the ACT Government surrounding a full contact start date for ACT-based clubs.
CRRL Chairman Gary Green is excited to have junior rugby league back.
“It’s been a slow process, but we are getting closer to a kickoff for our junior competition,” Green said.
“We are still working with the government on how our game will function as to spectators and attendance of parents at games.”
Training can begin as soon as clubs have had their COVID-19 Safety Plans approved. CRRL will work with clubs to ensure each club’s COVID-19 Safety Plans are compiled and completed correctly. Clubs will also need to assign a COVID-19 Safety Officer.
NSWRL are expected to release templates for COVID-19 Safety plans shortly.
There has been no decision on adults returning to play, with senior community football competitions still on hold, pending further advice.
CRRL are continuing to work through cross border issues and guidelines between ACT and NSW in an attempt to promote a unified approach.