Statement on COVID-19: Suspension of Rugby Activities
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2020
(WHITBY, ON) - Rugby Ontario has been closely monitoring the rapidly evolving situation relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in response to growing concerns and public health directives, a decision has been made to suspend all rugby activities effective from midnight March 13, 2020 until at least April 10, 2020. During this time, no sanctioned rugby activity is permitted, including training sessions.
“Rugby Ontario’s number one priority is the safety and well-being of players, coaches, officials, volunteers, employees and parents participating in our sport across Ontario,” said Rugby Ontario CEO Myles Spencer. “The rugby community is a strong and resilient one, and we hope to see everyone enjoying the sport they love again very soon. We encourage all members to take care and stay in good health during this unprecedented time.”
ABOUT THE ONTARIO BLUES
The Ontario Blues program is the high performance representative program for male and female rugby players in Ontario. Rugby Ontario is represented at the provincial level by the Ontario Blues. The program includes representative teams from Under-15 to Senior in both Women’s and Men’s Fifteens and Under-18 Men's and Women's Sevens. Specifically, the program is designed to develop and showcase rugby players for Canadian representative national teams.
ABOUT RUGBY ONTARIO
Rugby Ontario is the provincial sports governing body responsible for the organization of rugby in Ontario. Our mission is to establish a stronger identity for rugby in Ontario by promoting the sport’s core values and by fostering a culture of inclusiveness and excellence on and off the field of play.
To learn more, visit https://www.rugbyontario.com/
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