20 August 2021
The Board of the NSW Suburban Rugby Union (Subbies) has made the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of the competition across all divisions for 2021, effective from today.
The decision has been made in the light of the current COVID-19 restrictions and the lockdowns affecting the Greater Sydney area and follows advice and direction from the NSW State Government and the NSW Rugby Union.
This announcement is made in conjunction with all winter sports in Sydney who have taken the joint decision to end their competitions.
While the preference of Subbies was always to return to play, the Union recognises that with the current uncertainty as to when restrictions may be lifted, it would not be possible, within a suitable time frame, to complete any more rounds or fairly run a conclusive finals series.
The Board also made the decision that no premierships, club championships or individual awards would be presented this year.
This is the first time since 1945 that the Union has been unable to complete a season, but in the current climate it is neither practical, fair or feasible to do so.
The Board recognises and shares the disappointment caused by this decision and would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors for their concern and understanding, particularly Four'N Twenty Pies, Cluch TV, Fusesport and the Rugby Club Foundation; and of course we also thank all players, coaches, volunteers and supporters and all of our clubs for their efforts during this fragmented season.
We wish you all the best and look forward to a return to the Subbies rugby competition in 2022.
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