Wests Tigers can provide the below update for its junior representative players, families, staff and officials as it eagerly awaits the return of the respective competitions in 2022.
The below has been distributed to all involved in those competitions in conjunction with NSWRL, with junior representative seasons scheduled to begin on February 5th, 2022.
When possible, the club will provide another relevant update, as well as any further relevant updates regarding plans for pre-season trials, training schedules and competitions as they become available.
Returning to Play
The NSW Government has announced its “Roadmap to Recovery” which provides details around the opening of state-based sport once we hit the 80% double-dose vaccination target. Wests Tigers are keen to see the return of rugby league in a COVID-safe and compliant manner — especially for those who have missed footy over the past two seasons — and will continue to work with the advice given by the NRL, NSWRL and relevant Government departments on what the roadmap means for state-based rugby league.
Current projections show that Greater Sydney will likely experience eased restrictions for those who are fully vaccinated as early as October 11 (after reaching the 70% double-dose vaccination target). As an organisation, Wests Tigers will continue to seek health advice and await confirmation from the NSW Government on this and recommend that all involved in junior representative teams stay up-to-date with the easing of restrictions regarding exercising (and training) outdoors as well as access to gym facilities.
Nofoaluma encourages COVID vaccination for community
Wests Tigers support the advice of health authorities which is that anyone who is eligible for vaccination should get vaccinated without delay. It is clearly outlined in the NSW Government’s Roadmap to Recovery that those who are not fully vaccinated will not be able to have the same immediate freedoms as those who are fully vaccinated.
Whilst we await further advice from Government and relevant sporting bodies, Wests Tigers encourage all players and staff to get vaccinated as a means of protecting ourselves, our teammates and our families while also preparing for a return to play as quickly as possible.
Preparing to Play
The 2022 NSWRL junior representative season is scheduled to return on February 5 and Wests Tigers encourage those involved to do everything you can to prepare for that date.
This includes considering vaccination if you have not already, complying with health orders, ensuring that you check in at every venue you attend and ensuring that any venue you attend has a COVID safety plan (including gyms, training fields and other sporting facilities).