It has been sometime since I provided an update with regard to Corona Virus and SADNA's winter netball competition.
As you will all be aware restrictions remain in place for social gatherings that include netball, however, we hope to commence a winter netball competition on 30 May, but this will be dependant on the current restrictions being lifted. The restrictions on social gatherings also apply to training and I have been advised by Netball SA that there is to be no training until mid May.
If we are able to commence on 30 May it is likely that we will schedule a 14 round competition with a 3 round finals series to enable a short break before the summer season commences. In order to achieve this it will be necessary to schedule matches to be played during the term 2 school holidays as well as over the queens birthday long weekend. If the commencement date is pushed out beyond 30 May other arrangements may be necessary and SADNA's competitions committee is currently investigating options. As soon as we know what is happening I will provide a further update.
The decision to recommence community sport is based on a recommendation by the SA Health Dept. based on many criteria, not withstanding that, there seems to be a growing expectation that sport will recommence sooner rather than later
All clubs have been advised that registrations for winter will now close on 4 May so I urge you to be in regular touch with your club to register your interest in playing whatever the format will be for 2020 winter netball.
Some good news, work has commenced on the carpark entrance and exit adjacent to the Golden Grove Police Station and is expected to be completed by the end of June 2020
We are working with the City of Tea Tree Gully council to secure funding to resurface all (20) courts with an acrylic finish to bring the courts up to a regional sports complex standard. More to come on this.
In the interests of the health and welfare of all players and spectators, no smoking signs have been erected around the perimeter of the courts and you are asked to respect this initiative