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25 June 2020
Wimmera Hockey Association’s 2020 season is the latest victim to fall to the impact of COVID-19 restrictions.
The association executive, based on ‘the interests of the health and safety of all our volunteers, members, and supporters, in consultation with our member clubs’ cancelled the season for all levels of competition at a meeting last night.
Association correspondent Simon King said with an uncertainty surrounding the future of restrictions in coming weeks, the executive considered it appropriate to expect volunteers to to do the work required to prepare for a season that might not go ahead.
“And we do not wish to put them or our other participants and supporters at any health risk,” he said.
“The limitations that will come from adhering to the guidelines for return to competition from both the Victorian Government and Hockey Victoria will lead to restrictions on the important social aspects of the life or our clubs and association. We we believe this will take away one of the most important aspects that attract people to be involved in hockey in the Wimmera.
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“This decision gives some certainty to all those who may have been involved, and they can now focus on remaining fit and healthy and look forward to working with us to make the 2021 season all the better, to compensate for being unable to participate in their favourite sport this year.
“We sincerely thank the leaders of both our association and its member clubs for their efforts to come to this decision.”