2020 Australian Championships have been cancelled
The Australian Men’s and Mixed Netball Association (AMMNA) and South Australian Men’s and Mixed Netball Association (SAMMNA) regret to advise that the 2020 Australian Men’s and Mixed Netball Championships has been cancelled due to the risks associated with COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
After extensive consultation by the AMMNA Executive and state members, SAMMNA have been afforded the right to host the 2021 Australian Championships next April 4-11.
For just the second time in the 36-year history of the Australian Men’s and Mixed Netball Association (AMMNA), the Australian Championships have been cancelled.
The 2020 Australian Championships were to take place from April 12-18 at St Clair Recreation Centre in Woodville, South Australia.
The decision to cancel is based on current advice of the Australian Government Department of Health around non-essential organised public gatherings of more than 500 people. Participation numbers alone at the Australian Championships far exceed that.
Further to this, West Coast Men’s and Mixed Netball Association (WCMMNA), who had initially been awarded hosting duties the 2021 Australian Championships, have had their right to host the event moved to April 2022.
As the 2020 Australian Championships have been cancelled, so to has the 2020 Development Tour to New Zealand. The Men’s and Mixed Netball World Cup has been postponed until next year.
The health and wellbeing of members of our organisation and the community were paramount in making these decisions.
Despite the situation we will navigate over the next period of time – in regards to COVID-19 – the AMMNA Executive and state members are steadfast in the notion that the future has never looked better for men’s and mixed netball in Australia and look forward to the 2021 Australian Championships in South Australia.
As circumstances around COVID-19 continue to change daily, please continue to follow the Australian Government Department of Health guidelines regarding good hygiene practises against infections and viruses.
– on behalf of the AMMNA Executive.