Planned return to Trials

2 months ago • 10/6/2020Posted by Wayne Brodie

The Club is pleased to announce a return to competitive trials on Sunday 12th July. The plan is then to run trials every 2 weeks until September. This will allow us to stage the 2020 Pat Death Summer Series, in full, followed by Nigel’s Memorial trial - before picking up the 2nd half of the Winter Series Championship, as originally planned..... The ACU have imposed a number of new rules, conditions and restrictions for trials during the Covid-19 pandemic..... We have been very busy drafting new Supplementary Regulations along with a 15 page, detailed, Risk Assessment that we must submit to ACU Rugby with every permit application..... Some of the big differences include new rules that affect how members can enter - everything will be done online. This means trials will be pre-entry only, via ACU online entry system – No ‘on the day’ entries can be accepted and No ‘one day licenses’ are available. The new parking rules will have a huge impact on which venues we can use. No spectators, this includes friends and family. (except for youth riders) The main emphasis throughout, unsurprisingly, is space and social distancing along with measures to reduce the risk of any possible cross contamination/infection..... Whilst there will be people who are reasonably relaxed about the new distancing rules, there will be others who will be very cautious - so please be responsible and respect other people’s space. If we get this wrong the Club will struggle to get further permits anytime soon!