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Statement || Cancellation of school sport events - 17 to 20 March

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

BOPSS Swimming

Cancelled for 17 to 20 March - all school sport events facilitated by Sport By of Plenty.

After consultation with key stakeholders, including our school community, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all school sport events facilitated by Sport Bay of Plenty for the remainder of this week (17 to 20 March).

This decision applies to:

  • Waikato Bay of Plenty Athletics Championships (location Tauranga)
  • Funky Fun Festival (location Tauranga; Wed 18th/Thurs 19th)
  • Eastern Bay of Plenty Swimming Championships (location Whakatane)
  • Top School Competition (location Tauranga)
  • Bay of Plenty Secondary School Seniors Touch Championships (location Rotorua)

We have decided to make this decision early to enable participating schools and volunteers the time to make alternative arrangements. Although many of the events are smaller than 500 people, there remains some uncertainty in detail regarding public gatherings that is still being worked through by the Ministries of Health and Education.

A decision regarding school sport events beyond this week will be made once some of that detail is worked through. We will continue to update schools regularly with further developments.

We appreciate this decision may be met with some disappointment, and we will continue to work with partner agencies to explore alternative opportunities down the line.

Parent enquiries:

Please contact your school directly if you have any questions.

Media enquiries:

Melanie Short_SNippet

Melanie Short

Communication and Operations Manager

melanies@sportbop.co.nz

021 860 063

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