Many of our teams resumed training this week and it was great to see the players back on the pitch after an enforced lay off. We would also like to thank parents, coaches and trainers for following the Covid-Safe guidelines and we request everyone to stay vigilant over the coming weeks, to stop the spread and keep everyone safe. We hope to see a further easing of restrictions from July onward but many of the measures concerning hygiene and social distancing will remain.
The 2020 season will look quite different to previous years and we will provide a regular update to all Tigers as news comes to hand. At this stage the club is aware of the following:
The 2020 season will recommence on the weekend of July 18
Finals will played on the weekend of September 26
Games will be played in four quarters rather than two half's
All clubs to submit team nominations to JRL by June 19 and squads to be finalised by July 1
We are in discussions with a number of clubs about player transfers and possible team mergers and we are confident of fielding the following teams under the Tigers banner in 2020; U6's, U7's, U9's, U10's, U12's, U13's and U 16's
We are bringing the U9's team alongside the U10's team for training and updates and Amanda Porter (U10's Team Manager and Club Treasurer) will be in touch with all parents to let them know arrangements
Our safety plan has been approved by the JRL and Sutherland Council and training can commence from the week beginning 15 July
Changing rooms will be closed during training, we have a get in-train-get out approach and we ask all parents and spectators to watch from their vehicle or on the sideline with appropriate social distancing
We are hoping to organise some In-House Tiger Trial games on Saturday 4 July and if approved by the JRL and Sutherland Council we will use this as an opportunity to reconnect as a whole club
We understand that many people are disappointed about the late start and the reduced season, but as a committee and a club, we are really keen to make the best of the season ahead, have some fun and create some magical memories. We look forward to seeing you all at training and we will keep you informed as changes or news is announced.