Ian HarkinModeratorMarch 19, 2021 at 8:11 pmPost count: 10171
The International Netball Federation has announced its decision to cancel the Netball World Youth Cup 2021 which was scheduled to take place from 2-11th December in Suva, Fiji.
— International Netball Federation (@IntNetball) March 19, 2021Ian HarkinModeratorMarch 19, 2021 at 8:20 pmPost count: 10171
We’ve been waiting four years for this World Youth Cup so today was 💔 news 😢 This amazing group of staff and athletes were well on the way to delivering great things for @NetballAust Hopefully other opportunities present for this squad #futurediamonds 💎💚💛 https://t.co/ui91utlLDL
— Kylee Byrne (@KyleeByrne) March 19, 2021Netballcrazy1ParticipantMarch 19, 2021 at 8:44 pmPost count: 1909
What a shame! I know the U/21 squad is currently at their camp and it would’ve been a great opportunity to showcase skill.Ian HarkinModeratorMarch 20, 2021 at 8:06 amPost count: 10171
Devastating news for the next generation of Diamonds as the International Netball Federation confirms that the 2021 Netball World Youth Cup, scheduled to be played this December in Suva, Fiji, has been cancelled.
— Origin Diamonds (@AussieDiamonds) March 19, 2021Ian HarkinModeratorMarch 20, 2021 at 8:11 amPost count: 10171
Rough news for all players with the International Netball Federation announcing its decision to cancel the Netball World Youth Cup which was scheduled to take place from 2-11 December in Fiji due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Read more: https://t.co/TUph8hvqfo
— Netball New Zealand (@NetballNZ) March 19, 2021WaylayParticipantMarch 21, 2021 at 7:08 amPost count: 220
Rubbish decision. Move the comp to AUS or NZmcleodParticipantMarch 21, 2021 at 1:37 pmPost count: 1136
INF needs a good shake up, utterly poor decision to cancel this event.
Surely they could have had talks with Netball NZ and the NZ Govt.
They stepped in last time Fiji had issues.JenParticipantMarch 21, 2021 at 3:08 pmPost count: 46
The problem with having events in 3rd world countries..BallerParticipantMarch 21, 2021 at 5:27 pmPost count: 348
I really would like to see NZ and Aus run a mini U21 series. Perhaps Aus could host this time?BrigParticipantMarch 23, 2021 at 2:01 pmPost count: 20
Well this is very sad….
I think that the cost of the additional quarantine and visa screens would be pretty prohibitive for most countries, including the Aus and NZ programs. Most youth programs don’t have funds that might be needed for extended stays, or for supporting athletes to be away from work or study during an extended time. But definitely showing that inequality in resources across the world netball community. probably the rapid increase of COVID infections in PNG is a bit of a decision point for the INF too, with the vulnerabilities in pacific island communities in terms of social isolation options.
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.