National Schools’ Championships X
As foreshadowed at the recent State President’s Forum, unfortunately the decision has been made to cancel the 2020 National School Championships event scheduled to be held on the Gold Coast on 11 Sept.
The inaugural event last year was a great success, so it is disappointing to not be able to build on that momentum this year.
A variety of factors have led to this decision:
- Uncertainty around COVID-19 situation
- Unconfirmed QLD Border reopening date
- Discussions with school contacts in various States advising that camps/excursions/sporting events have been banned at a majority of schools until at least Term 4 (some schools have apparently said until 2021)
- Insufficient training and preparation time (the event is now only 10 weeks away and Club/School activity is yet to return in all States)
- Inability to host this size/type of event in the appointed venue, as per recent Gold Coast Venues advice
We will shortly make this announcement publicly to the community, but I wanted you to know in advance in case you receive any queries.
JA is looking forward to this event coming back bigger and better in 2021.