CSW Stakeholder Update – COVID-19, 20 August 2021

Dear students, staff, family members, partners and supporters of College Sport Wellington,

Following the Government’s decision to extend Alert Level 4 through until Tuesday night, School Sport New Zealand has subsequently announced that all sanctioned events on its calendar through till September 6 have been cancelled.  This unfortunately includes Winter Tournament Week, which will no doubt be a huge disappointment to the many thousands of students who participate.  Clearly this decision was not made lightly and College Sport Wellington supports the prudent approach it has taken.

At the regional level, College Sport Wellington will now confer with its member schools, regional sports partners and Councils on Monday, to work through various scenarios for completion of the winter seasons.  Clearly secondary school sport cannot resume at Levels 4 or 3, and only under Level 2 with appropriate safety measures in place.  Following the Government’s announcement on Monday, we will advise stakeholders of the next steps in returning to play.  Given Wellington is still at Level 4 until Tuesday and the likelihood of a graduated reduction in the Alert Levels, resumption of sport may still be some way off and therefore we will not rush into decisions.

For now, we wish you all the best for the weekend and hope, like you, to hear more positive news next week.

Kind Regards
Bryan Dickinson
Executive Director
College Sport Wellington