Effect of COVID-19 on National Events 2020
Every one of us is experiencing unusual times this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and this has affected every part of our lives.
For Wrestling Australia it has provided unprecedented challenges too, especially where we try to organise National Events.
Wrestling Australia had planned to hold a number of National events in 2020, due to COVID-19 we have been unable to do this.
Every time we agree on a plan of events, there is another twist or turn in the rules relating to isolation or moving across state borders.
At this stage Wrestling Australia is working with each state association to determine which state is best suited to host the 2020 National Championships.
While Wrestling Australia and all of the state associations want to start running competitions again, having a National Competition that athletes from all states can attend will take longer to organise.
As things are changing on a daily basis, Wrestling Australia has not yet named the host of the 2020 National Championships or other competitions that are part of the 2020-2021 Points System.
The Points system will be used to determine funding for the 2021 World Championships.
In organising a National Championships Wrestling Australia wants to ensure the safety of all participants, including wrestlers and spectators.
Wrestling Australia will continue to work with the state associations and endeavour to find the most suitable state to host the 2020 National Championship and other competitions that relate to the 2020-2021 Points System.
At present, and subject to COVID-19 restrictions not changing, there are events planned in QLD (Australian Open) and ACT (Canberra Cup).
Wrestling Australia will keep you informed of any progress to plans for National Events in 2020.