The start of this year’s Schools MTB League has been delayed due to the severe impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Parties involved have decided to delay the start to the season until July 11 and have postponed all league and other related activities such as team managers, coaching and commissaire training until further notice.
Any events lost due to the delayed start may or may not be pushed to another date, depending on the region.
“Schools Cycling South Africa (SCSA) is of the firm belief that everyone can and should contribute to preventing or slowing down the spread of COVID-19 and it is obvious that schools have a critical role to play,” said SCSA president Annelize Ziehl-Owens.
“Further measures may be implemented at short notice by the schools and education and/or public health authorities. SCSA in conjunction with the league are taking our responsibility seriously and will monitor this closely.”
Chief marketing officer of the Spur Corporation Sacha Du Plessis added that the title sponsors fully supported the measures proposed to delay the season and urged their league family to take this time to stay safe and healthy by following the designated protocol at all times.
“It is now the time for South Africans to work together to bring swift closure to this pandemic.”