COVID-19 Victorian U18 Schoolboys update*
The Australian Schools Rugby Union has recently announced that all school representative rugby will not go ahead in 2020. This means that the National Championships scheduled for July in Sydney, and the proposed match against Samoa in September are now officially canceled.
The President of the ASRU Executive Committee has stated,
"It was not a decision we made lightly, however, we stand in solidarity with the global rugby family to protect the well being of all players, coaches, and officials, as well as the wider public at this time."
"Taking the appropriate measures that mitigate the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus in line with government and public health agency responses and advice is paramount."
"We fully understand the disappointment this is for players, coaches and family members alike. Some students aspire for many years to play in these matches and we're very sorry these goals will not be fulfilled. The ASRU is hopeful making this decision early helps alleviate this pain and any false hope of the Championships and international fixtures being played this year."
Old Boys Rugby Club - Spirit of Rugby Award
The Old Boys Rugby Club offers rugby post-school for VSRU competition players.
Applications are now open for the Old Boys Rugby Club - Spirit of Rugby Award for outgoing students departing Year 12 during 2020.
The Old Boys Rugby Club is offering sporting scholarships of up to $1,000 plus elite athlete support services as part of the Spirit of Rugby Award.
The scholarship honours the spirit of rugby in its search for student rugby players who exemplify the attributes he represented: leadership, community endeavour, and sporting excellence.
Candidates are encouraged to as soon as possible as applications will close 6 November 2020
The web page for the award can be found at: http://oldboysrugbyclub.com.au/spirit-of-rugby-award/