COVID-19: local sport set to be postponed

NSWRL are one of many sporting bodies that have advised community sporting leagues to suspend activity.
NSWRL are one of many sporting bodies that have advised community sporting leagues to suspend activity.


The Upper Horton Trail Ride, which was set to be held on May 30 to 31, has been postponed until at least late August.

Moree Motorcycle Club will announce a new date for the event as soon as possible. Follow the Moree Motorcycle Club Facebook page for more information.

Moree Tennis Club's competitions have been suspended until further notice, including the A grade, B grade and junior competitions.

Moree Parkrun will also be suspended after an announcement from Parkrun Australia.

The original statement said all events in the country would be suspended until at least the end of March.

Moree Academy of Dance is closed until further notice, while all Ballet Workshops Australia events in Moree have been postponed.

EARLIER: Wednesday, February 18

It's set to be a quiet few months in Moree's sporting community as the majority of competitions have been suspended or postponed to help battle the coronavirus crisis.

Rugby Australia advised on Monday that all teams and competitions should cease training and games until May, impacting the Moree Weebolla Bulls and the wider Central North competition.

NSW Netball has sent out the same directive, with all netball related activities set to be postponed until the first week of May.

Moree and District Netball Association had a come and try and grading day set for March 28 which will no longer be going ahead.

After the final round of the Moree and District Cricket Association regular season on Saturday, the finals that were set to go ahead this weekend will no longer be played after Cricket Australia advised premier and community cricket competitions cancel all activity from March 17.

Moree Swimming Club has also been forced to cancel the remainder of the swim season after receiving advice from the Moree Artesian Aquatic Centre (MAAC) as well as Swimming NSW.

AFL North West has followed suit after receiving advice from AFL NSW/ACT. All community football activities will suspended until May 31, including regular season matches, preseason trials and the Crossroads Cup which was set for April 4 in Narrabri.

The Moree Suns AFL9s competition that was set to wrap up this Friday will also not go ahead.

NSWRL has come to the decision this morning to postpone all community rugby league until at least May 1, impacting the Group 19 and Group 4 competitions, in which the Moree Boomerangs and Moree Boars compete, respectively.

Finally, Moree Services FC will have to suspend preparation for the 2020 season after Football Federation Australia (FFA) advised that effective from March 18, all grassroots football activities would be suspended until April 14.