Region’s sporting and community clubs delay return to play

Sports have been given the green light to return to non-contact competition and training, however a majority of local clubs are holding off until at least next month. The Maryborough District Gun Club is planning to return next month, depending on advice at that time.

Sport and community clubs from around the district are taking a very measured approach to a return as COVID-19 restrictions lift on non-contact, junior and indoor sport.

Despite the State Government’s latest announcement reintroducing some restrictions, the rules around return to indoor and non-contact sport this week, as well as all 18 and under sport, remain the same.

Many local clubs are taking a slow and steady approach to a comeback over the next month, after all group activity was quashed three months ago to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The Martin School of Dance has been delivering classes online and plans to return to the Maryborough Town Hall for in-person classes from term three which commences on July 13.

Much like dance students, local gymnastic students will return from school term three, with the club taking the opportunity to move to a new location in Talbot during lockdown.

The Maryborough Squash Club has received confirmation from Squash Victoria that competition can resume from this week, however as it uses the Tullaroop Leisure Centre, council has to approve its return.

The club is hopeful of a return for its members to at least practice in the near future.

The Maryborough Swimming Club is on dry land until July 8 when the Maryborough Sports & Leisure Centre (MSLC), which is currently undergoing building works, reopens its pool.

Group classes are also permitted from that date with swimming lessons following on July 13.

Similarly, Basketball cannot return to the MSLC until renovations are completed.

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