Football Queensland (FQ) has today confirmed the postponement of this weekend’s Under 9 and Under 10 SAP state carnival following advice issued by Australia’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Brendan Murphy.
Murphy has recommended the cancellation of all non-essential, organised gatherings of more than 500 people to contain the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
While the Australian Government will apply the recommendation from Monday (March 16), FQ has made the decision to take precautionary measures and postpone this weekend’s SAP state carnival per the advice of Australia’s Chief Medical Officer.
The health and safety of all members of the Queensland football community remains paramount to Football Queensland and with close to 3,000 people expected to have been in attendance at the SAP carnival this weekend in Logan, the decision was made to postpone the event.
An update on the next SAP carnival for Under 11 and Under 12 boys, scheduled to be held on the weekend commencing March 28, will be released in the coming week.
Following the advice issued by Australia’s Chief Medical Officer on non-essential, organised mass gatherings, the 2020 FQ Community Cup has also been cancelled.
FQ will use this opportunity to undertake a full review of the event format and its future delivery across the state, consulting with the zones before relaunching a new format and improved tournament for 2021 and beyond.
More information regarding the Community Cup will be released in the coming weeks.