Guided by the latest advice, the Board of NSWRL yesterday (22 April 2020) established a plan for a re-start of Rugby League activities from July 2020 to coincide with a common return date for some other winter sports across the state and the commencement of Term 3 in the school year.
In line with most NSW winter sports, the NSWRL Board has agreed to kick-off Community Football competitions from 18 July 2020, coinciding with the end of the next school holiday period and start of Term 3, while allowing a return to training on 1 July 2020. This is subject to the status of the public health in the interim, and will be reviewed on June 1.
Competition formats and the length of the season will be dealt with on a case by case basis accordingly to the particular circumstances of each competition.
The Board and Management of NSWRL have been continuing to closely monitor developments with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to strictly follow the Government advice so that we will only return to playing footy when it is deemed safe to do so.
Given the current unpredictable nature of the world we are living in NSWRL will continue to keep all stakeholders as informed as possible over coming weeks should there be significant changes to any of the above. There will also be a formal update provided by Monday 1 June 2020.
Once again, we thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding and wish you the very best of health.