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Posted by Administrator on 19 Mar 2020
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NOTICE TO CLUBS & OTHERS

Suspension of Fixtures- Urgent

The following is a joint statement from the Presidents of both Brisbane Hockey Association (BHA) and Brisbane Women's Hockey Association (BWHA) and is meant for immediate circulation throughout the Brisbane Hockey Community.

Dear All,

BWHA and BHA have been closely monitoring the current health situation and the various advices from Government, Hockey Australia and Hockey Queensland. Sport is an important part of people’s social interaction and contributes to both their physical and mental wellbeing.

We appreciate the concern within the community about minimising the spread of the virus and the advices about social distancing. There is no suggestion that any of our players are at any greater risk from having participated than any other member of the community. Whilst the Government advice continues to support the continuation of community sport where possible we have taken the difficult decision to suspend fixtures from now until after Easter to see what unfolds. We appreciate that views differ in this space but we have taken a conservative approach.

This is a suspension and not a cancellation. The reduction of the various representative commitments by Hockey Australia and Hockey Queensland will give us some flexibility around how our season unfolds and we have the ability to run the season later into the year if required. At this stage we hope to be in a position to resume the season at the start of May and will review our position mid-April.

The two Associations will continue to work together to achieve the best outcomes we can for our member Clubs, their players and for our sport. We will closely monitor the unfolding health situation and are mindful of the financial impact on the Associations, the Clubs and their players .

Regards,

Karin Walduck and Todd Fuller

 

Please immediately circulate this email to all members of your Club.

Last changed: 19 Mar 2020 at 10:11 AM

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