Haldimand Wolfpack Cancels 2020 Season in Face of COVID-19
As we all continue to navigate our way through these challenging times, the Haldimand Wolfpack Rugby League Football Club (RLFC) Board reviewed information from the Ontario Ministry of Health, Haldimand County, the Grand Erie District School Board, Ontario Rugby League and the Canada Rugby League Association with respect to a possible return to play in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the health and safety of our players, coaches, volunteers and their families at the forefront of all decisions, the Board has come to the extremely difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Season. This decision was not made in haste but with sensitivity for the intricate difficulties facing families in Haldimand County, the Six Nations of the Grand River and beyond.
Our families who registered for the season are now being communicated with and issued refunds.
In the event that the situation changes we are hoping that there might be an opportunity for us to host a free “Try Rugby” community day(s) in late July or August. For this to occur, we would have to have sufficient confidence that we can do this safely, and that measures are in place to mitigate any risks that might arise from a return to play.
We would also like to recognize and thank our generous 2020 sponsors and partners below that were confirmed prior to the suspension of Rugby League activity in Ontario for their support. The following is the list of sponsors and partners:
• Caledonia Lions Club
• Canada Rugby League
• Caradoc Townsend Mutual Insurance Company
• Darrick Davidson Mechanical Services Ltd
• Haldimand Insurance Brokers
• Impact Prowear
• Iroquois Roots Rugby
• Libro Credit Union
• Off The Bench Sports Excellence
• Ontario Rugby League
• SheDo Tax Company
• The Clark Companies
• Toronto Wolfpack’s Full80 Community Initiative
We look forward with great optimism and can’t wait to see all of our kids, coaches, volunteers and their families in 2021.