Netballcrazy1ParticipantJune 30, 2021 at 2:29 pmPost count: 2354
The situation in Adelaide isn’t too bad, the family who tested positive were nearly full isolated (except the grandparents who have tested negative so far). They will be hoping the other passengers on that plane get tested quickly and haven’t been moving around a lot. The risk is that if more cases are found, Adelaide will probably have a lockdown for 2-3 days and there’s still a couple of days until the match, so an opportunity for that to occur could impact the decision.mcleodParticipantJune 30, 2021 at 2:42 pmPost count: 1711
The lockdowns in Australia are rather relaxed compared to the NZ one. In NZ for 4 and bit weeks last year. No sport, no racing, no hairdressers, no bottle shops, no takeaways.minkieParticipantJune 30, 2021 at 7:02 pmPost count: 375
What’s happening now?
Everyone’s coming to the once shunned ‘Victoria’
Sorry folks but I’m highly brassed off elite athletes (netball/afl) get a gold card to zip here there and everywhere.
While families can’t be with there loved ones when passing.
Apart from the fact Victoria will probably get this new variant, not necessarily from the players, but crowds/venues.WaylayParticipantJune 30, 2021 at 7:54 pmPost count: 267
I disagree Minkie. Elite sport has been a saving grace for many people during these lockdowns and I think it’s fantastic that our elite athletes are being given travel exemptions. Although netballers aren’t quite being given the same exemptions AFL players are – I’m still grateful that we get to watch elite sport.Ian HarkinModeratorJune 30, 2021 at 7:58 pmPost count: 20976
The Swifts v Fever game has been set down for 1pm AEST Sunday.minkieParticipantJune 30, 2021 at 9:06 pmPost count: 375
Saving grace for some but what about families who can’t be with each other at there time of need. Is that greater than entertainment? Remind me of your thoughts if Victoria blows wide open again with covid.al_exParticipantJune 30, 2021 at 10:04 pmPost count: 1198
Has anyone even died of Covid in Australia since the end of the Victorian lockdown last year? Given that the most vulnerable populations have almost entirely been vaccinated (in spite of our terrible rollout), the mental health benefits of sports entertainment and the ability to protect the livelihoods of all these girls who work so hard is more important than the minute chance that they may have taken at most one or two cases of Corona to Victoria. I’m very thankful to the Victorian government for being reasonable and supporting netball, which is something the Western Australian government absolutely cannot say they are doing.minkieParticipantJuly 1, 2021 at 7:38 amPost count: 375
Figures aren’t correct
Sadly our most vulnerable haven’t even been given there first vaccination
Maybe in Melbourne they have but certainly not in the country towns.
I’m not disputing what the girls have done
I’m disputing that both codes of sport are in Victoria and the risks of high crowds and the results.
All the other states are on tender hooks re the speed of this latest virus yet mental health is more important? Crazy.JRParticipantJuly 1, 2021 at 9:44 amPost count: 1674
Lightning v Vixens at 3pm on Saturday at John Cain Arena. It will be decided tomorrow if there can be a crowd.
There will be no crowd at the Sunday game between Fever and Swifts.
I can’t post links – this came to me on FB from Vixens. It’s on the SSN Announcements page.
The article says they’re still working out the other two games for this round and also what’s happening for the rest of the season.
enozlasParticipantJuly 1, 2021 at 10:22 amPost count: 534
- This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by JR.
As someone who copped the full brunt of living in Victoria last year, while my partner and all of my family were in South Australia and going over 8 months without seeing any of them I am so grateful sport for the most part has been given “special treatment”.
The argument of “if general population can’t see their families why should sports be given exemptions” baffles me.
Regardless of whether the sporting leagues are given exemptions or not it would still mean a lot of aussies wouldn’t be able to see their families. It’s not like they’re taking spots away from other people – domestic travel restrictions would’ve prevented that anyway. So the argument is kinda superfluous.
If sport can bring some sort of joy to a vast majority of people I think it’s a great thing the governments are doing what they can (for the most part) to keep the leagues alive.
Can guarantee not being able to see my partner and family but still watching AFL/SSN was a heck of a lot better than not being able to see my partner and family and having no sport as a distraction.minkieParticipantJuly 1, 2021 at 11:10 amPost count: 375
Families not being able to see there loved ones in pallative care baffles you???
I see it everyday and it’s pure hell.enozlasParticipantJuly 1, 2021 at 11:19 amPost count: 534
If you read my post that is obviously not the point I was making.minkieParticipantJuly 1, 2021 at 12:01 pmPost count: 375
No you’re not acknowledging the impact of families not being able to see loved ones.
Yet mental health is greater than palliative care? Your words
‘The argument of “if general population can’t see their families why should sports be given exemptions” baffles me.’
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.