Please see below for an update from the L&SER Competition TSG Chair:
"We have been monitoring the coronavirus situation closely and have been following the advice and guidance issued by England Netball to date.
Accordingly, following the advice from England Netball late last night, that all netball activities should be suspended, we can confirm that with immediate effect all L&SER Senior Regional Netball League remaining fixtures 2019/2020 season and Regional events are to be cancelled, this will include the U14 Qualifying Tournament due to take place on the 26 April 2020.
The committee await further guidance from EN as to how the results for the season may be decided and the committee’s final decision on this will be communicated to you all in due course. Its is likely that the Regional playoffs scheduled for the 9 May 2020 will also be postponed.
We will monitor and remain in contact with England Netball going forward as regards netball activities being resumed.
We cannot at this stage predict when it will be recommended to safely resume netball activities. It is extremely disappointing, however everyone’s safety must be our primary consideration.
We will continue to monitor the England Netball official guidelines. We hope that you understand. As and when the official advice changes we will update the website.
L&SER Competition TSG Chair"
L&SER are not currently recommending that all Netball activity is to be suspended, but are reviewing matters on an event-by-event basis. Matters are being constantly reviewed in light of updated information being issued by EN, and pending any further announcements we suggest that people refer to the website which will be updated as and when any further policy decisions are made.
We would advise reading the EN statement on the current situation, which will be updated regularly, here: https://www.englandnetball.co.uk/england-netball-statement-update-coronavirus/
Below is an update regarding upcoming Regional events:
U14 National Clubs Qualifying Tournament: Due to take place on Sunday 26th April 2020 at Lady Eleanor Holles School, Hanworth Road, Hampton, Middlesex, TW12 3HF. We are awaiting confirmation as to whether the event will go ahead. As soon as we have received confirmation we shall send out important information including registration forms and rules & regulations.
Regional Play Offs: Regional Play Offs are due to take place on Saturday 9 May 2020 at Redbridge Sports Centre. We are awaiting confirmation as to whether the event will go ahead, and once guidance from EN has been received, Teams and County League Contacts involved will be notified straight away.
London Youth Games: LYG have announced the postponement of School games events up until Easter Holidays. For further information, please visit their website: https://www.londonyouthgames.org/
Regional Festival: The Regional Festival due to take place on 29th March at Rainham School for Girls, Derwent Way, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 0BX has unfortunatelty been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Regional Goalden Globe Volunteer Awards: The Goalden Globe awards will be postponed until further notice. Details on when the celebration will take place will be announced as soon as possible.