NAL 2nd ROUND Update

NATIONAL ATHLETICS LEAGUE 2020

CORONAVIRUS STATEMENT 2

After a further period of discussion between NAL Board Members, and taking into account advice and guidance being offered by HM Government and the governing bodies it has been agreed that the 2nd Round of NAL fixtures due to take place at various venues over the weekend of Saturday & Sunday 13th & 14th June 2020 are now all POSTPONED.

The intention is to re-arrange the fixture to September.  Date and Venues to be confirmed.

This means, hopefully, that the season will now comprise of 3 round robin group fixtures commencing July 2020.  There will not be an end of season finale.

We are making this move now before other competition providers also start to extend their seasons into September.  We have requested a specific weekend early in September and are awaiting confirmation from UKA regarding the dates and the competition licences.

As previously, the NAL will continue to monitor and review government advice and provide updates on its likely impact on the League’s activities in the months ahead.

We hope everyone understands the extra-ordinary circumstances involved here.  We ask everyone to follow all the health guidelines that have been issued and trust that everyone will remain safe and well.

 

Simon Fennell

Vice-Chair NAL

On behalf of Mr Len Steers, Chair and the NAL Board

22nd March 2020

 

 

 

 

NAL FIRST ROUND CORONAVIRUS LATEST

NATIONAL ATHLETICS LEAGUE 2020

CORONAVIRUS STATEMENT

This statement issued on behalf of Len Steers, Chair of NAL.

Following discussions with Board Members it has been agreed that the 1st NAL fixtures due to take place at various venues over the weekend of Saturday & Sunday 2nd & 3rd May 2020 are now all CANCELLED.

The decision is in line with guidance provided by the UK Government, UK Athletics and the National Governing bodies of England, Scotland and Wales.

The NAL will continue to monitor and review government advice and provide updates on its likely impact on the League’s activities in the months ahead.

The Board is mindful that this will be a disappointing decision for some but everyone should understand that the sole reason for this decision is the threat the Coronavirus poses to the health of athletes, officials, members, team managers & coaches, volunteers, supporters and sports centre staff whose safety and well-being are our paramount concern.

Simon Fennell

Vice-Chair NAL

17th March 20202