Snow Australia NSW/ACT/QLD Interschools Statement - 2 April
Snow Australia places the safety, health and well-being of its competitors, volunteers, parents and school communities as our prime focus. We recognise the pressures that schools are currently experiencing and supporting Principals, School Snowsports Coordinators, Staff and Students is our highest priority.
Following advice to Schools over the past 7-day period that cancels all Term 1 & 2 School Sporting Events from now through to July, all NSW Regional & QLD Interschools Events planned for the July School Holiday period (Saturday 4th July to Sunday 19th July 2020) in NSW Resorts, are now cancelled.
(There are currently no planned changes to the Victorian Interschools Events)
We thank you for your patience during these unprecedented times. Our capacity and collective endeavour to eventually welcome guests safely to the mountains during the course of winter this year remains the positive objective.
An update on the impact of these latest changes along with a revised timeline for further decisions regarding Interschool events is detailed below.
In the meantime, lets #flattenthecurve to #protectOURseason
The Snow Australia Interschools Team.
Revised planning for NSW/ACT/QLD/AUS Interschool Events In NSW Resorts for 2020
Australia Interschools has cancelled all Interschools Events scheduled for the July School Holiday period (Saturday 4th July to Sunday 19th July 2020). This includes the Northern NSW + QLD Event at Thredbo, and the SYDNEY Event at Perisher.
As a result of this development, we provide the following.
- A provisional 2021 Events Calendar to provide clarity on the dates and locations for 2021 for schools, parents, and the Snowsports community to future-plan.
- The Cancellation Policies of our Resort Partners:
- The 2020 Events Status Document which will be updated regularly.
- An undertaking to review qualification and entry processes into the 2020 NSW/ACT/QLD State Interschool Championships over the coming 10-day period, with a view to publish that by mid-April.
Snow Australia Interschools and Perisher continue to plan for the late July 2020 Southern NSW + ACT Interschools Championships.
- A formal announcement of either the hosting OR the cancellation of this late July event will occur during May, if not before.
Snow Australia Interschools and Thredbo continue to plan for the August 2020 NSW/ACT/QLD State Interschool Championships.
- A formal announcement of either the hosting OR the cancellation of this August event will occur on or before the end of July.
- The qualification process to the NSW/ACT/QLD State Event, will be developed and published by mid-April.
Snow Australia Interschools and Perisher continue to plan for the September 2020 Snow Australia National Interschool Championships.
- A formal announcement of either the hosting OR the cancellation of this September event will occur on or before mid-August.
- Qualification to the AUSTRALIAN Event, IF ANY August State Event is not held, will be developed by the National Interschools Committee during July.
*Please note that all scheduling is provisional and dependant on event entries and operational conditions.
*Schedule adjustments may also be required as a result of changed operational landscapes.