College Sport Wellington Stakeholder Update – 24 August
Good evening students, staff, family members, partners and supporters of College Sport Wellington,
Firstly I want to thank you all for your ongoing support of the measures put in place by College Sport Wellington and its member schools.
Following this afternoon’s announcement by the Prime Minister (in regards to extension of Alert Level 2 until September 6), College Sport Wellington can advise the following updates for regional tournaments and events scheduled until that date. Of particular note are those regional tournaments scheduled for next week, during the traditional Winter Tournament Week:
Events and Tournaments that will proceed:
- CSW Regional Football Tournament (Boys and Girls)
- Hurricanes Under 14’s Rugby Tournament
- CSW Regional Teams Badminton Tournament (Boys and Girls)
Events and Tournaments that have been cancelled:
- CSW Regional Netball Tournament
- CSW Regional Basketball Tournament
- CSW Athletes with Disabilities Futsal Tournament
Events and Tournaments that have been postponed:
- Scottish Athletic Cross-Country Relay – new date to be advised in due course
The decision to cancel events was not taken lightly and we have considered a number of alternative event models. However, the number of students involved within relatively confined spaces mean that we cannot proceed without breaching the Alert Level 2 gathering limit of 100 people. We had held out hope that Wellington could return to Level 1 in time for these tournaments, however this was unfortunately not to be. On behalf of the Board and staff of College Sport Wellington, I want to pass on our sympathies to those senior students that have missed out on a tournament experience this year. We hope that you enjoy the remainder of your weekly competitions and end the season on a high note.
Lastly, in regards to spectators, secondary school fixtures will continue to be spectator free until further notice. College Sport Wellington will continue to review the situation with its member schools, and the need for a clear, manageable policy is our overarching priority.
Bryan Dickinson | Executive Director