ASCB Lockdown update
Today Director ASCB has been in discussions with Army HQ and it has been agreed that the Army Sport Control Board will suspend all representative sport from 5 November 2020.
We are also reviewing those fixtures/events that have been approved between now and then, there are 5 planned for Wed 4 Nov with some already cancelled by the respective sports. We will notify affected sports as soon as possible if they can go ahead or are to be cancelled.
• X-country (4 Nov) - Cancelled
• Duathlon (5 Nov) - Cancelled
The situation regarding the suspension of representative sport will be reviewed again in two weeks and we will provide further guidance as it is appropriate.
OSVs remain suspended, with none planned until the end of Jan 21. We will review whether or not they should go ahead before the end of this year and notify the sports accordingly.
This suspension is in line with English national policy and although the devolved nations have different ‘restart’ dates, it has been decided that we all conform to the English Government’s 4-week lockdown/break November 5th - December 2nd
Whilst we know this is disappointing, it is important that we follow the policy and guidance and will restart sport as soon as it is safe and suitable to do so.
International masters games
The ASCB have now received formal notification from the International Masters Games Association that the WMG21 scheduled to take place in Kansai, Japan in May 21 has been postponed.
The Games will now take place from 13 - 29 May 2022.
We can also confirm that the funding that was agreed for the 400+ Army athletes who were scheduled to participate in the Games, remains intact and will be ringfenced for their participation in May 2022.
Whilst we appreciate that this will be disappointing for the athletes competing. It is understandable with the pandemic and postponement will ensure it can take place safely.