Illawarra Division Rugby League (IDRL) have released information on the resumption of competition for 2020.
The League says senior and junior competitions will resume on 18 July, after the commencement of the season was deferred due to COVID-19. Understandably, competitions will look slightly different to past seasons after the significant disruption, which has impacted junior and senior clubs in a variety of areas.
IDRL remain committed, along with its South Coast/Group Seven Rugby League partners, to see competitions in the junior merged competitions (u13-u16s) up and running in these vital development pathways. Bendigo Bank junior league competitions for under 6 – 12 ages will also be catered for in a modified season.
Following considerable consultation with all senior clubs, administrators in other competition regions, and NSWRL, Illawarra Division Rugby League is pleased to announce that despite the withdrawal of several clubs, a viable first grade competition for the MCR Illawarra League Cup has been confirmed. Thirroul, Helensburgh, Corrimal and Western Suburbs have been able to negotiate their way through mandatory COVID-19 protocols and have commitment from players to form a viable first grade competition.
Aside from the first-grade competition, all other senior male and South32 Women’s League competitions will proceed with viable numbers confirmed.
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