Just as sport in regional areas began to slide back into full swing post covid, the weekend saw the devastating clamp down cancel many events across New South Wales. The Hart’s junior state netball titles due to be held over the past weekend in Baulkham Hills was postponed due to Sydney’s lockdowns, leaving three Cowra teams of eager junior netballers disappointed. The snap restrictions put in place late Saturday evening saw sport across Cowra forced to adjust quickly and act on the new rules with minimal warning.
Netball wasn’t alone in their postponement with the Reserve Grade Magpies game being postponed on Sunday against Lithgow Workies, including the junior curtain raiser leaving the Under 6’s and Under 8’s devastated. The weekend Tennis tournament was postponed along with the cancellation of their Sunday Social Tennis while they await clarification from Tennis NSW. Cowra Motorcycle Racing club announced the postponement of their meet in Albury between the Woody Woodpeckers and Albury Wodonga Diamonds on Saturday the 10th of July. As the rising number of covid cases are coming to light, many sporting clubs in Cowra are anxiously waiting to see how they will be affected in the coming weeks.
With this fresh reintroduction of restrictions, it’s never been more crucial to ensure we as a community comply with covid safety. Checking in via QR codes, sanitising, social distancing, wearing a mask and respecting the crowd capacity limit, will aid the efforts of club volunteers and committees who are trying to keep sport continuing in Cowra during these difficult times in our region.
By Jamie-Lee Farley,
Cowra Junior Rugby League Club
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