2020 Regular-Season Cancelled.
11 June 2020
RE: Return to Play Rugby League Ipswich
TO: Rugby League Ipswich Clubs, Players, Parents and Community.
FOR: URGENT DISTRIBUTION
The Rugby League Ipswich (RLI) Board has made the following decision for the 2020 season:
Under current government restrictions and based on club feedback, the decision is to regretfully cancel the 2020 season for junior and senior competitions. However, RLI will be monitoring any further announcements from the QLD Government.
The three major factors taken into consideration were:
- Lack of volunteer numbers
- Risk to volunteers (health and retention)
- Financial risks
The decision has been made after significant consultation with all Senior and Junior clubs in the RLI area of responsibility.
The clear majority of clubs selected not to play in 2020 after taking into account the State Government restrictions and the guidelines in the QRL Return to Play Handbook
A FAQ document will be presented on the RLI website (www.rugbyleagueipswich.com) once we receive final confirmation regarding RLI refunds to clubs, Club refunds to parents/players and insurance, etc.
RLI is not closing the door completely in that if at all possible later in the year some forms of rugby league may be able to be scheduled to continue our prospering of the sport in the greater rugby league community.
This will depend on any current restrictions being relaxed by the Government to enable these type of carnival or gala days to be planned and clubs working together with the RLI to plan these events.
Keep watching the RLI website for any developments in this regard.
Rugby League Ipswich