LOCAL SPORT STATUS UPDATES

As the coronavirus situation continues to impact on local clubs and organisations, NBN News is your one-stop location for the latest developments, postponements and cancellations.

If your sporting competition or community group has an important update to share with members or the public, email your information and contact details to news@nbntv.com.au

HUNTER

Basketball

Newcastle Basketball – Amateur competitions resume on July 1. NSW Waratah League proposed return on July 18.

School programs – proceeding as scheduled

Cricket

Newcastle & District Cricket Association – Planning for season 2020/2021.

Netball

Newcastle Netball Association – Newcastle Netball Association – the organisation will attempt to run a modified 10-week season at its National Park courts from July 25.

Rugby League

Newcastle Rugby League Competition – Season cancelled.

GROUP 21 Upper Hunter – Season cancelled.

NRL – As scheduled at closed stadiums. Crowds to return in Round 8.

Rugby Union

Newcastle & Hunter Rugby Union – Newcastle & Hunter Rugby Union – season cancelled. Trying to plan for alternative Cup competition later this year.

Football

A-League – 2019/2020 season to resume on July 16.

Northern NSW Football – NPL and WPL seasons back on July 12.

Hockey

Hockey NSW – TBC

AFL

Hunter/Central Coast AFL – AFL Hunter Central Coast – 12-round home and away season starts on July 18. Grand Final October 17.

Lawn Bowls

Lawn Bowls NSW – Limited numbers of players allowed back on the greens.

Water Polo

Water Polo Aus – Planning for season 2020/2021.

Motorsport

Lismore Speedway– Remainder of season cancelled.

Athletics

Little Athletics – NSW Little Athletics State Championships cancelled

  1. Senior training sessions and fixtures should only be attended by players, team officials, match officials and volunteers who are essential to the conduct of the activity;
  2. Junior training sessions and fixtures should only be attended by players accompanied by one parent, team officials, match officials and volunteers who are essential to the conduct of the activity;
  3. Parents attending junior football should exercise social distancing and spread out around the pitch i.e. not congregate in close proximity wither side of half-way when watching fixtures;
  4. Players should refrain from any interaction including post goal celebrations which include close contact. A fist pump is adequate in the current circumstances
  5. Players, team officials and match officials should refrain from shaking hands and/or embracing before and after matches
  6. Team huddles should be avoided, and
  7. Team meetings in enclosed change rooms should be kept to a minimum.

CENTRAL COAST

RUGBY LEAGUE

Round 10 competition kicks off on 18th July. Grand Finals on the 10th & 11th October.

RUGBY UNION

Round 9 competition kicks off on 11th July. Finals begin 19th September.

FOOTBALL

Competitions commence weekend of 4th July.

NETBALL

Competition Week 1 proposed for Saturday 1st August.

OZTAG

Winter competitions starting week of 20th July.

TAREE

FOOTBALL

Training underway, with the season to start July 18.

HOCKEY

Training underway, season begins July 18.

NETBALL

TBC

COFFS HARBOUR

AFL

Competition start July 17.

BASKETBALL

Competition start July 21.

FOOTBALL

Competition start July 2.

UNION

TBC.

HOCKEY

Training underway, season begins July 18.

NETBALL

TBC.

NORTHERN RIVERS

CRICKET

LJ Hooker League semi finals and finals cancelled.

SPEEDWAY

Lismore Speedway closed until October 2020.

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