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22 August, 2021

Cairns will host Australian Country Hockey Titles

HOCKEY Australia announced this week they will continue planning for the 2021 Australian Country Hockey Championships.

By Peter McCullagh

Hockey Australia announced this week they will continue planning for the 2021 Australian Country Hockey Championships.

It was announced this week that planning will continue for Cairns to host the Australian Country Hockey Championships planned for late October of this year.

The Championships are scheduled to be hosted in Cairns from October 16 to 23. These championships had previously been scheduled for August however with COVID border closures and restrictions. Hockey Australia pushed the date out to late October, allowing for greater opportunity for teams to compete.

Hockey Australia released the following statement on their website regarding the Championships.

“In collaboration with our State and Territory Member Associations, we have reviewed our outstanding 2021 championships due to the constantly evolving COVID landscape,” said Hockey Australia GM Commercial, Communications and Events, Tim Cherry.

“The rapid and unpredictable nature of regions going into lockdown and closing their borders makes forward planning and organising for national events near impossible.

“We have also had to take into consideration the timing of community hockey, so these are the best and most sensible scenarios at this time.

“We know how quickly things can change so we will continue to monitor the situations and border restrictions of each state and territory.”

Hockey Australia also announced the postponement of the Australian Under 13 Carnival now to be staged in mid-November and the Australian Under 21 Championship moves out to early February 2022. 


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