Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) can confirm that the 2020 UniSport Nationals Div 1 and Div 2 scheduled to be hosted in Perth from 26 September to 2 October have been postponed due to COVID-19 and the restrictions in place.
Please see below for the full statement from UniSport Australia.
UniSport Australia (UniSport) will postpone the 2020 UniSport Nationals Div 1 and Div 2, which were due to be hosted in Perth from 26 September to 2 October.
The decision to postpone the event was made in light of the current travel and gathering restrictions in place to stop the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health and well-being of the community.
The decision has been made following consultation with event sponsor, Tourism WA, local government, presenting partner UniBank, partners, member universities and staff. UniSport would like to express gratitude for their understanding, patience, and continued support.
UniSport is working closely with Tourism Western Australia to reschedule the event in future years and additional information will be released as it becomes available.
The decision to reschedule our event was taken to ensure the health and wellbeing of our members and their students and the success of the event. We want to ensure our participants gain the best experience at the Nationals not only in the competition on the field but through their time spent in the host city. Postponing the event will allow us to do this” said Mark Sinderberry CEO, UniSport Australia.
The UniSport flagship event takes place annually in September with attendance by over 6,000 student-athletes and participants from across Australia who take part in a week of sporting competition over 30 different sports.
UniSport is working hard with our members to deliver alternative sport competition opportunities as soon as it is safe to do so.