Bond University Rugby Update on Rugby Start Date 04/20
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Update from Rugby Australia - 3/4/2020

To the Bond University Rugby Club Community

A further postponement of community rugby across Australia was issued today by Rugby AU with no rugby activity until at least 1 June 2020. This comes as no surprise to us under the current circumstances, and I would like to reassure you that Bond University Rugby are still continuing to work on various competition models with Queensland Rugby Union, for the 2020 Premier Rugby Season. I hope to able to share some scenarios with you towards the end of this month which will of course give us all some clarity and stability and enable a strategic approach for a readiness to return to Rugby.

The Bond University Rugby Office, at the Canal, will close on Monday 6 April, but Trish Sullivan (Rugby Administrator) our Program Coordinators Grant Anderson: Seniors, Brenden Jones: Colts, Setu Naseri: Womens and I will continue to work from home to navigate the Club through this unprecedented time.  I wish to acknowledge these staff members for their determination towards the engagement and care of the playing group during this period.

As always, please reach out if we can assist in any way.

Director of Rugby
Bond University Rugby


The following is the Communication Received from Rugby Australia today.


Rugby Australia and its State and Territory Member Unions have made the collective decision to further postpone Community Rugby across the country until at least June 1.

All Rugby activity including matches, training and face-to-face education courses will not be conducted during this period.

Given the uncertainty surrounding the length of time Government restrictions will be in place to combat the spread of COVID-19, Rugby Australia and the State and Territory Unions are not in a position to provide a specific return date. The organisations will continue to review this position as further updates from Government and Health Authorities are received.

Rugby Australia General Manager Community Rugby, James Selby said: "During this postponement we will continue working with stakeholders across Community Rugby to plan for a range of recommencement dates to ensure that as soon as Government restrictions are lifted, the Community is ready to mobilise and deliver great Rugby experiences in 2020.

"In the interest of the safety and welfare of all participants, preparation and training time will be factored in ahead of Rugby competitions recommencing.

"Community Rugby and its people are the lifeblood of our great game and our decisions will always be made with the interests of participants, families and the broader community as the priority.

"Once again, we want to thank our entire community for its understanding and patience through this time and encourage everyone to continue to follow Government and health advice to keep them and their families safe."