It is with regret that Korfball Australia today announces that the 2020 National Club Championships, scheduled to be held on June 6th and 7th, will now be postponed. This decision has been made in light of the response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including the closure of indoor sports facilities and the restrictions on domestic travels, and in the interest of public health. This decision was not made lightly, and was made in consultation with Korfball Australia affiliate bodies.
The intention of the Korfball Australia Board is to reschedule the 2020 National Club Championships to October 3rd and 4th, once again in Adelaide. More specific information on this will be announced at a later date, as due to the rapidly evolving situations, some arrangements are still to be made. This rescheduling will naturally be dependant on the development of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it may yet be necessary to further postpone or cancel the 2020 National Club Championships. Any decisions will be made in the best interest of all participants, and in accordance with the advice and regulations from governments and health authorities.
In light of the further restrictions imposed by the Government and National Cabinet, namely the closure of all indoor sports facilities, as well as the recommended social distancing, Korfball Australia advises all affiliated bodies, at the state and club level, to cease all Korfball activity for the time being. Action on this front has already been taken by most, if not all, organisations, and we thank them for their prudence and prompt adherence to these new restrictions. We will continue to offer advice as the situation develops, and urge all organisations, as they already have, to continue to act in accordance with government regulations, and in the best interests of their participants.
It is no secret that this is a challenging time for the wider community, with businesses and individuals severely impacted, as well as the Korfball community. However, by working together, and ensuring we continue to support one another through these trying times, we will get through this. We thank you for your ongoing support, and when the time is right, we will get back on court together.