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SVGNA suspends 2020 National Netball Tournament

SVGNA suspends 2020 National Netball Tournament


Media Statement by the St Vincent and the Grenadines Netball Association re: COVID-19

THE EXECUTIVE BODY of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Netball Association has considered very carefully the current situation around the world regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and has determined that the 2020 National Netball Tournament must, of necessity, be suspended, as part of our wider efforts to protect the health and well being of the officials, netballers, fans, and the broader community, according to a release from the association.

This decision has been made in the light of the implications of this global public health crisis and the attendant medical advice of the World Health Organisation and the local Ministry of Health, as well as the policies in this regard determined by the Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines.

The executive body will review the situation at a later date and, based on the latest medical advice and government regulation, will determine when the tournament should resume.

Training for the senior national team, the Under-16 Team, as well as for the various other clubs and teams, has, therefore, been officially suspended.

According to the release, “We are committed to playing our role to ensure that the spread of the virus is slowed and to find ways that we can keep our communities healthy. As a netball family, we should all draw on our commitment to being a socially responsible sports movement and, where we can, we should extend our hands of friendship into our local communities to help others through our words and actions during this crisis.

“We, therefore, urge all officials, teams and clubs to act responsibly and to follow the guidance of the competent authorities. We encourage the use of on-line tools and social media to ensure that we can continue to support each other. We will actively share ideas to help our netballers remain fit and healthy in mind and body, and most of all connected, and we will make full use of the various communications platforms to enable this to happen.”