Granville’s Khody Birt with the ball out in front of the The Waves Joshua Mason. At this stage all Football Queensland matches are going ahead in seniors.
Granville’s Khody Birt with the ball out in front of the The Waves Joshua Mason. At this stage all Football Queensland matches are going ahead in seniors.

UPDATE: Bundy sports and coronavirus

SPORT: The coronavirus has impacted sports around Australia and the world and now the impacts are starting to be felt in Bundaberg and Wide Bay.

So what sport is doing what?

Here is what we know so far.

This post will update.

5.33pm:

*Football Queensland has suspended all competitions in the region and around the state, following consultation with Football Federation Australia. All competitions from under-12 to the Wide Bay Premier League are suspended until April 14. "Following ongoing consultation and collaboration with Football Federation Australia (FFA) in achieving a united position, the Football Queensland (FQ) Board of Directors earlier resolved to immediately postpone all Football Queensland administered, and all Football Queensland zone administered competitions effective immediately, including all training and associated football related activities," a statement from FQ said. "Working collaboratively with FQ zones, who were informed of this decision at lunchtime today, followed an ongoing assessment of the situation regarding COVID-19 based on consultation with other Member Federations and the FFA."   *AFL Queensland has also suspended its competitions, postponing everything to May 31. AFL Wide Bay earlier this week delayed the start of its men's and juniors and were keen to continue with the women's competition. But now all competitions are on hold. This includes Auskick as well for children. How the women's competition is resolved, with the season expected to be finished by then, is not known.   *Netball Queensland has recommended all competitions be suspended until April 20 but no decision has been made yet by the BNA.   *The Bundaberg Hockey Association is continuing as planned at the moment and have released a draw for this weekend with the guidance at the moment from Hockey Queensland and Hockey Australia.

3.27pm: Bundaberg Basketball has closed the Bundaberg Basketball Stadium, effective immediately.

Bundy Basketball insists no one has got the coronavirus from the association or at the stadium but it is taking precautions to avoid it happening.

No one will be able to go to the venue with everything cancelled.

Bundy Basketball said that all representative basketball and state league basketball decision will be made by Basketball Queensland.

The decision to close will be reviewed regularly and further decisions, according to them, will be made with the help of Queensland Health and the Federal Government.

2.37pm:

All Bundaberg Rugby League competitions have been suspended until after the May long weekend, which would have been the 47th Battalion.

This includes the men's competition, the women's competition and all juniors as well.

There is more information here - https://www.news-mail.com.au/news/the-brl-insists-it-will-be-fine-despite-postponing/3974507/.

12.30pm: 

*The Bundaberg Table Tennis has now cancelled the Bundaberg Table Tennis Championships this weekend.

11.54am:

* Football Queensland Wide Bay has suspended all mini-roos competitions from under-6 to under-11 to May 2 because of the coronavirus.

All other competitions from under-12 to the Wide Bay Premier League are on at the moment but an update will be provided later this afternoon.

* The Bundaberg Netball Association is currently asking its members what to do with their season.

Netball Queensland is allowing competitions to continue but the BNA is asking its members whether they want to or not.

The BNA have set up a survey to get feedback and need responses by tomorrow at the latest.

To provide input, head to www.surveymoney.com/r/6HHCX2J.

*The Bundaberg Hockey Association is continuing as planned at the moment and have released a draw for this weekend, which is the second round of trials.

*The Bundaberg Rugby League will be providing a statement to the NewsMail at 1.30pm today with what is going on.

*Basketball Queensland suspended all competitions last weekend, including the Central Districts Carnival for under-16 in Gladstone. The other competitions, including state finals for juniors and the NBL1 North and Queensland State League will be decided later this week.

*The upcoming state swimming age championships, which was set to feature Bundy athletes, has been cancelled.

*Athletics Australia has cancelled the Queensland Track Classic this weekend and also the upcoming nationals in juniors and seniors, which was meant to be held later this month, and feature Bundy athletes.

*Bundaberg Table Tennis is planning on holding its Bundaberg Table Tennis Championships this weekend, March 21 and 22, but will make a final decision later this week.

 

9am:

*On Sunday, AFL Wide Bay postponed all junior and men's senior and reserves matches, which were meant to start on March 28.

The ladies competition, at this stage, is still running with one more round this week to be held before finals.

*Queensland Touch is allowing competitions to continue but Brothers Social Touch cancelled the March 16, March 23 and March 30 rounds of their competition due to the coronavirus.

Bundy Touch is hosting its junior and senior preliminary finals tonight.

*All Racing Queensland events, including those run by the Bundaberg Race Club and Bundaberg Greyhounds, will be running but with no spectators in attendance.



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