QGSSSA Sport Update: May 2020

QGSSSA affirms its commitment to the health and wellbeing of our students, staff and families, and looks forward to healthy participation across upcoming sports in Term 3 and Term 4.

Term 3
Term 3 Winter Fixtures (Hockey, Netball, Tennis and Volleyball) will  commence with minor modifications to the schedule. Round 1 fixtures have been cancelled to allow team selections and trainings to occur in Weeks 1 and 2 of Term 3, with the season to officially commence in Round 2.

The 2020 Rhythmic Gymnastics competition (which was scheduled in Week 4 of Term 3) has been cancelled due to the shortened timeframe for preparation and the safety concerns and associated risks to participants and spectators gathering in large numbers in an indoor facility.

Track and Field Athletics will run as scheduled in Term 3.

Term 4
Term 4 sports of Badminton and Junior Softball will also run as scheduled.

As one of the Association’s largest participation sports, QGSSSA will investigate the possibility of conducting competition for Touch Football in Term 4 for Years 7-11.

Please note that all other Term 1 and 2 sports are confirmed as cancelled for 2020.

Now that students from all year levels are returning to school on the 25th May, it is important that the Association follows the advice of Queensland’s Chief Health Officer and the ‘Roadmap to Recovery’.

Fitness sessions (up to 10 people in a group and no sport specific equipment) for the preparation of upcoming QGSSSA sports can continue at schools for the remainder of Term 2. However, in order to be consistent across schools, there should be no sport specific trainings or team selections permitted during this time.

Further communication will be released when more information is available, regarding event operations, management procedures and spectator restrictions for Term 3 and 4 sports in accordance with the Queensland Government and CHO guidelines as they evolve.

Please also note our planned return to QGSSSA sport may need to be amended, if current restrictions change.