The next review will be at Easter

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GUERNSEY’S netball season has come to a standstill – and the inter-insulars top the lengthy list of postponements.

Rezzers Green already have an unassailable lead at the top of the Premier Division, but will have to wait and see when, or if, they get the chance to play in the Upton. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 27351765)

Guernsey Netball Association president Gill Queripel admitted to a situation where ‘everybody’s cancelling everything’, even regular club training, amid coronavirus concerns.

The inter-insulars were scheduled for 28-29 March but the developing Covid-19 pandemic has prompted their postponement.

‘Due to the fluidity of the current situation, we have no alternative date scheduled,’ wrote the GNA in an official statement.

‘We will continue to work with our counterparts in Jersey to agree the best way forward when the situation changes.’

The domestic Winter League is also on hold until further notice.

Premier Division toppers Resolution IT Green and Division One’s Sylvans One had already built unassailable leads and they have not suffered from missing their final fixtures this week.

But it may be some wait until the critical lower-division matches are played and in any case, the ‘Uptons’ will not go ahead as planned next month.

Island training has also been cancelled and the GNA have also advised that clubs call off routine training sessions.


Meanwhile, Panthers have just learned their fate following an announcement from the England Netball Board.

The seniors had opted out of last weekend’s South Division Three match as six of the league’s eight teams played regardless, but this weekend’s scheduled home clash is even further out of the question after England Netball suspended all activity with immediate effect.

This follows last week’s call to postpone the elite Superleague.

The GNA president confirmed that their next major review will take place at Easter and that junior players will retain their current age groups in the inter-insulars if they do eventually go ahead.

Jamie Ingrouille

By Jamie Ingrouille
Sports reporter

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