With the recent reemergence of COVID-19 in communities around Australia, the Korfball Australia Board has been regularly meeting to assess the viability of the 2020 National Club Championships. It has become clear that it is in fact no longer a possibility to hold a National Club Championships this year, and as such, the tournament has been postponed.
This was not an easy decision to make, but the increase in cases in Victoria and NSW, leading to travel and quarantine restrictions in South Australia, has made it impossible for a National tournament to be held. It is the view of the Board that a National tournament cannot go ahead without all affiliated bodies being able to attend, which is not the current situation.
The intention of the Korfball Australia Board is to reschedule the National Club Championships to June 2021, once again in Adelaide to take advantage of the planning which has already gone into the now-postponed 2020 event. More specific information on this will be announced at a later date.
It should come as no surprise that this decision was a difficult one for the Korfball Australia Board to make, however we feel that this decision was unavoidable. The National Club Championships has long been the highlight of the domestic Korfball calendar, and to not have an edition this year is a drastic measure. This postponement highlights the challenges we face as a Korfball community, challenges which seem insignificant when compared to what we have all gone through, or are still going through, as we work to overcome this pandemic. However, by working together, and ensuring we continue to support one another through these trying times, we will get through this, and we look forward to seeing everyone again as soon as it is safe and prudent to do so.
We thank you for your ongoing support, and when the time is right, we will get back on court together.