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ALL Student Sport Clubs and Leagues suspended

Posted by Jen Rudin

ALL Student Sport Clubs and Leagues suspended

Message from Student Sport Manager, Heather Steel

I would like to give you an important update from Northumbria Sport on the current CoVid-19 situation.

Suspension of all BUCS Activity

  • Over the last 48hrs BUCS have been reviewing the actions of Institutions and National Governing Bodies in response to CoVid-19.

  • The wellbeing of students, staff, volunteers and officials competing in BUCS Competition is of the utmost importance to BUCS.

  • The decision is to suspend all BUCS activity from 23.59hrs on Tuesday 17 March 2020 until 09.00hrs Wednesday 1 April 2020.

This includes the following:

  • BUCS League and knockouts (all fixtures)

  • BUCS Big Wednesday - As a part of the ongoing work mentioned above, a plan to enable the playing of finals is one of the priorities of the Executive.

  • Rugby Championship Final - Cancelled

  • Korfball Championships - Saturday 21 March - Postponed

  • Trampoline - Saturday 21 March - Cancelled

Suspension of all Student Sport Club Training

  • Over the past week the number of students attending club training has been extremely low.

  • With the health and safety of students in mind we want to reduce the number of group gatherings, therefore we will be cancelling all student sport club training sessions from 22:00 tonight (Monday 16 March 2020).

  • The suspension of training will include all club training at internal and external facilities.

  • The suspension will be in place until Monday 20 April and will be reviewed on a weekly basis.

Suspension of all Internal Sports Leagues

  • Football 5 a-side, 7 a-side and 11 a-side league fixtures will be cancelled from 22:00 tonight (Monday 16 March 2020).

  • Pay and play Basketball 3v3 and Cricket will be cancelled from 22:00 tonight (Monday 16 March 2020).

  • The suspension will be in place until Monday 20 April and will be reviewed on a weekly basis.

Suspension of Student Club Travel to External Competitions

  • Last week a decision was made that all UK travel would need to be approved by University Executive.

  • A decision has now been made to suspend all University organised student club travel within the UK.

  • Any planned trips within the next month, that have been previously approved or yet to be approved will be cancelled.

Group Athlete Support Services

  • Team based strength and conditioning will be cancelled from 22:00 tonight (Monday 16 March 2020).

  • The fitness centre remains open for members.

  • TASS Athletes and Podium Potential Scholarship Athletes can continue to train on a one to one basis and should contact their S&C Coach to confirm their training times.

  • The scholarship athlete physiotherapy service will continue to operate, but may run at a reduced service.

 

Please can I ask that you cascade this information to anyone that may not have received this. We also appreciate your support and understanding during this difficult situation.

If you have any further questions at the moment please direct these to your club coach or feel free to contact me directly. Heather.steel@northumbria.ac.uk  

 

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