2021 Australian IRB Championships cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions
After closely monitoring the continuing COVID-19 situation across the country, Surf Life Saving Australia has today decided to cancel the 2021 Australian IRB Championships that were rescheduled to be held on September 9-12, at Fingal Bay, NSW.
Due to the extended COVID-19 lockdown across NSW and border closures in place across multiple states and territories, SLSA has had to make the difficult decision to cancel the Australian IRB Championships for 2021.
Surf Life Saving Australia National Sport Manager Wayne Druery said that due to the current circumstances it is currently unfeasible to be able to run the national championships or to again reschedule to a later date.
“SLSA have explored a number of options to be able to run the Australian IRB Championship however after careful consideration all options were deemed unfeasible due to the current lockdowns and border closures in place across the country,” Druery said.
“SLSA is working with states and territories to ensure that we can run as many events as possible subject of course to COVID-19 restrictions.
“While there are no changes to any other events at this stage, we are exploring a range of potential contingencies across all of our events.”
Surf Life Saving Australia will continue to monitor the continuing COVID-19 situation in consideration of the 2021 Coolangatta Gold and the 2021 Pool Rescue Championships, both scheduled to take place in October on 16-17 and 29-31, respectively on the Gold Coast, Queensland.
At this stage there are no changes to these two events, but should circumstances require any change or adjustment, it will be communicated accordingly.
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