2021 Season Cancelled

Today the ACTRU announced that all 2021 ACT Rugby will be cancelled.

Following yesterday’s announcement that the ACT lockdown would be extended for another 4 weeks, until Friday 15 October 2021, the ACT & SNSW Rugby Union has made the difficult but unavoidable decision to cancel the remainder of the 2021 seasons for all five senior competitions under our jurisdiction.

Brumbies General Manager Community Rugby and Deputy CEO, Craig Leseberg said: “Under the circumstances we believe this is the most responsible decision for our code and participants. 

“This will be a disappointing outcome for the multitude of players, coaches, volunteers, and match officials who have invested an extraordinary amount of time and effort this year. We extend our sincere gratitude to everyone for your dedication and commitment.

“We encourage all within our rugby community to continue to abide by the current public health orders and urge everyone to get vaccinated, so that we have the best opportunity for a successful return of rugby in 2022.”

If players have any questions or uncertainty about the implications of this announcement, please reach out through your team manager/coach, or reach out to Rich Skinner on the below details.

There will be more announcements made in the near future regarding competition standings and awards, the Eagles presentation evening, an Annual General Meeting, and planning for the 2022 season.

We thank all of our loyal players, volunteers, sponsors and supporters for standing by us throughout the uncertainty of the last five weeks. We acknowledge this has been a frustrating and difficult time for many, and encourage you all to stay connected with each other and focussed on what we can achieve in 2022.

Please remember that if the current situation is causing you stress, anxiety, or harm of any kind, please don’t hesitate to reach out to someone within the club, or use any of the resources below.

  • Rich Skinner – Gungahlin Eagles Player Welfare Officer (0407 336 395)
  • Mark Beresford – Gungahlin Eagles Chaplin (0400 242 149)
  • Menslink – Get Help Form https://menslink.org.au/forms/get-help/
  • Beyond Blue – Call 1300 22 4636
  • Lifeline – 13 11 14

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