The Canberra Region Rugby League (CRRL) in consultation with its junior member clubs have taken the decision to cancel the remainder of the junior rugby league season.
The League and the clubs explored every avenue in an attempt to hold a finals series after the premature end to the regular season. However, they decided that the on-going safety of the players, match officials, volunteers and supporters in the current health emergency could not be guaranteed under the existing health orders.
The CRRL and the clubs understand this will be of a great disappointment to the many children who were looking forward to playing a finals series, however there is a social responsibility and a duty of care to ensure that all our great rugby league players and supporters are safe and supportive of the community’s and governments’ attempts, on both sides of the border, to lessen potential virus exposure for everyone.
Whilst there are active cases and a highly transmissible Delta variant in the community there are great risks in a contact sport and people moving around.
The window to complete the season by the end of September was lessening and with the challenges of cross border movement the CRRL and clubs believed this cancellation of the season was the most responsible decision.
The CRRL committee will make a decision on the competition outcomes shortly (i.e. premiership outcomes).
The CRRL would like to thank its players and outstanding volunteers who participate and stage matches every weekend and without whom there would be no competition.
Please stay safe and follow all health guidelines.
Canberra Region Rugby League.