Michael HillierQRL Media
Tue 24 Mar 2020, 01:06 PM
Tuesday, March 24 at noon
QRL has today confirmed the cancellation of all major QRL representative programs and carnivals for the 2020 season.
At the forefront of this decision is the health and wellbeing of the rugby league community, in particular our athletes, coaches, team personnel, officials, volunteers and staff.
As all programs require a considerable amount of travel, close contact and are supported by large audiences, the potential impact on our people was deemed too great for events to proceed as scheduled.
The full list of cancelled events is as follows:
State Junior Carnival
Central Crows Junior Carnival
Hill Stumer Carnival
NQ Junior Championships
47th Battalion Carnival/s (including Under 18s and Under 20s)
All Outback programs (including Cultural Exchange and Outback v NQ United)
Senior A Grade Championships
Under 18 SEQ v PNG Exchange
While the QRL understands the frustrations of participants who have been preparing and planning for these events, the game felt it was in the best interests of all stakeholders to provide as much notice as possible to assist suppliers, event partners and attendees.
In light of this announcement, the QRL will contact all relevant suppliers and partners to these events in due course to make suitable arrangements / cancellations.
With the current suspension on all community rugby league activity across Queensland, the QRL will continue to support leagues and clubs through this unprecedented period.
Consultation with relevant stakeholders on other participation events that are supported by the QRL, like the QMC and QPICC, will be ongoing with the relevant hosts.
New information regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is received daily and the QRL is committed to supporting all communities throughout the state in slowing the spread of the virus.