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SOUTHERN 32 -
Yesterday's government announcement confirmed we will still be in step 3 covid restrictions up to and including 18 July with an easing of the covid rules very likely from 19 July.
I know several clubs can meet step 3 covid restrictions with typical club-
No Southern 32 round on 11 July.
The 2021 season starts at Luton on 15 Aug
Coulsdon hosts round 2 on 3 Oct
Timau hosts round 3 on 31 Oct
The final 2021 round is the ProAm / Southern 32 double header on 20th/21st November at the National Centre in Corby
We have a full season in 2022
Of course that might all change depending on the progress of the pandemic and the government rules surrounding it.
29 June 2021
Clubs are being consulted about the following ideas for the 2021 Southern 32
BSCRA has produced a draft calendar for the rest of 2021 which includes four Southern 32 club meeting dates (11 Jul, 15 Aug, 3 Oct & 31 Oct ). Also there's the 20th/21st November which Paul Harwood and I have penciled in for a ProAm / Southern 32 double header at the National Centre in Corby ( a similar double header planned for Nov 2020 was one of the cancelled meetings). It seems fair to offer the 6 clubs whose 2020 rounds were cancelled first refusal for 2021 rounds, however we only have 4 dates but maybe they won't all want rounds anyway (?)
In order to get something running we should start some planning even though we know there are some difficulties such as not all clubs have set an opening date yet: the clubs who have opened may have to restrict numbers to remain covid safe: uncertainty about what the government might decide we can do after 21 June or some later date.
A good plan would be to finalize 2020 Championship using the 3 rounds we did hold in 2020 and start again with a 2021 championship which will hopefully have 5 rounds.
4 June 2021