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first_imgTonight sees the launch of a major night for Galway Hospice with members of An Garda Siochana in Galway putting on their boxing gloves in what will be a big night of action in the Galway Radisson on Saturday November the 12th. The night will be called the Blue Corner Fight Night with all proceeds going to Galway Hospice. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The launch itself takes place this evening in Seven Bar on Bridge Street at 8.30pm and plans to be a fun evening as the fighters themselves will be introduced to the audience along with representatives of Galway Hospice and Galway Gardai.last_img


first_imgThe Waterford driver and his British co-driver Scott Martin lay sixth after Friday’s opening stages, but Citroen team leaders Kris Meeke of Dungannon and Killarney’s Paul Nagle were already out of the running after they crashed out of second place on the fourth stage of the day. On Saturday, a great drive by Breen hoisted him into fourth place, ahead of rival Sordo’s Hyundai, while Meeke was again in trouble when he rejoined after overnight repairs, but ignition problems cost him a lot of time and he was completely out of contention.Right at the end of the day, while returning from the final stage to the overnight halt in Monaco, his Citroen C3 was hit by a non-competing car and his troubled rally came to an end.During yesterday’s final four stages, Breen slipped behind Sordo to fifth place at the finish, but he was justifiably delighted to be only beaten by four drivers in the latest updated 2017 versions of World Rally Cars, which are much quicker than his 2016 machine.Frenchman Sebastien Ogier, World Rally Champion for the last four years, recovered from time lost on Friday when he slid off the icy road, to take victory on his debut drive in a Ford Fiesta, more than two minutes ahead of the Toyota Yaris of Jari-Matti Latvala, with the Fiesta of Ott Tanak third.On the home front, Brian Conlon won the first event of the New Year when he finished five marks clear of the opposition in the GSMC Kehoe Cup Sporting Trial at Bohernabreena. Roy Stewart took runner up position, with Richard Meeke beating his father David on a tiebreak for third place as he recovered from a disastrous nine marks lost on one of the first lap sections.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Ireland’s Craig Breen finished fifth yesterday on the opening round of the World Rally Championship, the Monte Carlo Rally, just twelve seconds behind fourth placed Dani Sordo of Spain despite Breen driving one of last year’s cars for the Citroen Total Abu Dhabi works team.last_img read more


first_imgSenior Football Championship (Prelim Quarter Final)Tuam Stars V Caherlistrane at Tuam Stadium, 4.45pm Intermediate Football Championship (Third Round)Glenamaddy V Williamstown at Tuam Stadium, 3pmAn Spidéal V Oughterard at Pearse Stadium, 4.30pmSun 27 Aug Senior Football Championship (Third Round)Micheal Breathnach V St. James at Pearse Stadium, 12.45pmSt Michael’s V Salthill-Knocknacarra at Pearse Stadium, 2.30pmIntermediate Football Championship (Third Round)Dunmore MacHales V St Brendan’s at Tuam Stadium, 1pmMenlough V Kilkerrin-Clonberne at Tuam Stadium, 2.30pmprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The weekend gets underway with the Intermediate Football championship clash of Glenamaddy and Williamstown in Tuam Stadium at 3pm followed by the first of the Senior Football Championship games in Clonbur as Naomh Anna Leitir Mor takes on Kilconly at 4.30. At the same time in Pearse Stadium, An Spideal and Oughterard face each other in the Intermediate Football Championship. Fifteen minutes later at 4.45 Tuam Stars and Caherlistrane meet in Tuam Stadium in the Senior Football Championship Preliminary Quarter Final.Pearse Stadium hosts the Senior Football Championship clash of Killannin and Maigh Cuilin at 6.15 and the last of the Saturday games is the keenly anticipated Senior Championship tie between Milltown and Mountbellew/Moylough.There are four Senior and Intermediate championship games down for decision on Sunday with two double headers at Pearse Stadium and Tuam Stadium. The day starts with Micheal Breathnach and St James at 12.45 followed by the first of the games in Tuam Stadium with Dunmore McHales taking on St Brendans in the Intermediate championship at 1pm. Then at 2.30 in Pearse Stadium, St Michaels takes on Salthill/Knocknacarra in the Senior Championship and at the same time in Tuam Stadium, Menlough and Kilkerrin/Clonberne meet in the Intermediate Championship.The Schedule For The Weekend Is As Follows….Sat 26 Aug Senior Football Championship (Third Round)Naomh Anna, Leitir Mor V Kilconly at Clonbur, 4.30pmKillanin V Maigh Cuilin at Pearse Stadium, 6.15pmMilltown V Mountbellew/Moylough at Tuam Stadium, 6.30pmcenter_img The County Senior and Intermediate Football Championships enter a vital stage this weekend with third round games in both with the winners joining the winners from the winners groups in the quarter finals. There is also one Preliminary Quarter Final down for decision in the Senior Football Championship.last_img read more


first_img19 – 22Le Vaudreuil Golf ChallengeGolf PGA France du Vaudreuil, Le Vaudreuil, France€ 210,000 9 -12Vierumäki Finnish ChallengeVierumäki Resort, Vierumäki, Finland€ 180,000 30 – 2 SeptCordon Golf OpenGolf Blue Green de Pléneuf Val André, Pléneuf, France€ 210,000 18 6 – 9Bridgestone ChallengeLuton Hoo Hotel Golf & Spa, Luton, Bedfordshire, England€ 180,000 22- 25   (Wed to Sat)Rolex TrophyGolf Club de Genève, Genève, Switzerland€ 250,000 28 – 30TBC – EnglandTBC – England TBC 31 – 3 JuneSwiss Challenge presented by Association Suisse de GolfGolf Sempachersee, Lucerne, Switzerland TBC 14 – 17Hauts de France Golf OpenAa Saint-Omer GC, Lumbres, France TBC 2 – 5 AugSwedish Challenge hosted by Robert KarlssonKatrineholms GK, Katrineholm, Sweden€ 200,000 Europe’s top developmental tour will visit up to 23 different countries in 2018, with all players chasing a spot in the top 15 on the Order of Merit and graduation to the European Tour. 12 – 15Italian ChallengeIs Molas Resort, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy€ 300,000 3 – 6 MayChallenge de EspañaIzki GC, Urturi, Alava Province, Spain€ 200,000 04-Mar 17 – 20Andalucía – Costa del Sol Match Play 9TBC – Spain€ 200,000 20 – 23TBC – EuropeTBC – Europe TBC 16 – 19Northern Ireland OpenGalgorm Castle, Ballymena, Northern Ireland€ 180,000 10 – 13Open de PortugalMorgado G&CC, Portimao, Algarve, Portugal€ 200,000 5 – 8Prague Golf ChallengePrague City Golf, Prague, Czech Republic€ 185,000 5 – 8 01-Aprcenter_img print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email 1 – 4 NovChallenge Tour Grand FinalTBC€ 420,000 26 – 29Euram Bank OpenGC Adamstal, Ramsau, Austria€ 180,000 4 – 7 OctIrish ChallengeTBC – Ireland€ 180,000 12 – 15 22 – 25Barclays Kenya OpenMuthaiga GC, Nairobi, Kenya€ 500,000 28 – 1 JulyMade in Denmark Challenge presented by Ejner HesselHimmerland Golf & Spa Resort, Farso, Denmark€ 180,000 7 -10KPMG TrophyL’Empereur G&CC, Ways, Genappe, Belgium€ 180,000 11 – 14Hainan OpenSanya Haitang Bay Peninsula GC, Sanya, Hainan Island, China350,000 US$ 13 – 16Kazakhstan OpenZhailjau Golf Club, Almaty, Kazakhstan€ 450,000 11 Up to a maximum of 29 tournaments will feature on the 2018 schedule, taking place over three continents in eight months, beginning in March at the Barclays Kenya Open.Muthaiga Golf Club will once again host the sole African event on the Challenge Tour roster, which will this year become the tour’s most lucrative tournament with a €500,000 prize fund.Following the Challenge Tour’s traditional curtain-raiser in Kenya is the Turkish Airlines Challenge in April, which will kick-off a run of 27 consecutive tournaments.After Turkey will be the first ever ‘Iberian Swing’, which sees the Open de Portugal bookended by the Challenge de España and the innovative Andalucía Costa del Sol Match Play 9 – the match play meets stroke play event returns after a successful first staging last year.One of two trips to the Czech Republic closes out May, before a busy June includes visits to Switzerland, Belgium, Scotland and Denmark, where Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort will stage a Challenge Tour event for the first time since 1998.The Prague Golf Challenge kicks off July, followed by ventures to future Ryder Cup host nations France and Italy for the Italian Challenge and Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge.At the end of the month the Challenge Tour will return to Adamstal Golf Club in Austria for the first time in ten years for the Euram Bank Open, one of three new tournaments this season.Starting August is a fortnight in Scandinavia for the Swedish Challenge hosted by Robert Karlsson and the Vierumäki Finnish Challenge, before the Challenge Tour arrives at Galgorm Castle for one of the most popular events of the season, the Northern Ireland Open.The end of August is once again occupied by the Rolex Trophy, which continues as the longest-running Challenge Tour tournament, with Golf Club de Geneve hosting Europe’s top developmental tour for the 28th time.During September the Challenge Tour will visit England twice – the Bridgestone Challenge will start the month while a new English event will close out the month.Also taking place in September is the Cordon Golf Open, the prestigious Kazakhstan Open, which celebrates its 14th anniversary this year, and a new event in Europe – location to be confirmed.Kick-starting October is the Irish Challenge, which is followed by an exciting fortnight in China for the Hainan Open and the Foshan Open – the Ras Al Khaimah Golf Challenge and the Challenge Tour Grand Final will then bring the curtain down on the 2018 season.Players who compete in the European Tour’s Rocco Forte Open – Verdura, the Belgian Knockout and the Shot Clock Masters will be able to earn Challenge Tour Rankings points through their performances in those events.For the first time money made at both the U.S. Open and the Open Championship will count towards the Challenge Tour Rankings, with players being awarded points equivalent to 10% of prize money won.“With the addition of two new events and an increase in prize money, we have a very promising 2018 schedule in front of us,” said Alain de Soultrait, Challenge Tour Director.“Over the years we have built a strong reputation for developing and growing the game, and by getting to the point where we now have such a consistent run of events reflects the strength of the Challenge Tour.“Each year the Challenge Tour unearths the next generation of superstars, and it is vital that these players are given the opportunity to learn their craft by competing week in, week out on our tour.“Last year two of our graduates won on the European Tour, with five others also managing to retain their playing rights in what was the most competitive season in recent memory.“We must extend special thanks to the national federations, promoters, sponsors and partners. Without their continued support the Challenge Tour would not exist, let alone thrive and grow as it currently does.“Finally, we wish the very best of luck to all our Members and an enjoyable season to all our fans.” 2018 European Challenge Tour schedule  21 – 24SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge hosted by Macdonald Hotels & ResortsMacdonald Spey Valley GC, Aviemore, Scotland€ 250,000 19 – 22 26 – 29Turkish Airlines ChallengeGloria GC, New Course, Belek, Antalya, Turkey€ 200,000 The European Challenge Tour has today announced its 2018 schedule which features three new events in Europe. 24 – 27(Wed to Sat)Ras Al Khaimah 2018 Golf ChallengeAl Hamra GC, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE350,000 US$ 24 – 27D+D REAL Czech ChallengeGolf & Spa Kunětická Hora, Dřiteč, Czech Republic€ 185,000 18 – 21Foshan OpenFoshan GC, Shishan Town, Nanhai District Foshan City, Guangzhou, China500,000 US$last_img read more


first_imgSupporters who are attending the game on Sunday are encouraged to arrive at the Stadium early to witness a truly spectacular and unforgettable performance by the Marching Illini Band. Galway v Dublin throws in at 2pm and the gates are open from 12.15pm. The band is made up of more than 300 members, including Cheerleaders, and is one of the biggest bands ever to perform in a Stadium in Ireland. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img Galway GAA is delighted to confirm that the University of Illinois Marching Bands, one of largest and most colourful marching bands in the USA, will perform a spectacular once in a lifetime show from 12.30pm to 1.30pm on Sunday next, in Pearse Stadium prior to the Galway V Dublin game in the Allianz League.last_img


first_imgThe Connacht Rugby squad returned to training at The Sportsground on Thursday, to begin their preseason training programme for the upcoming season of Guinness PRO14 and Heineken Champions Cup rugby. Ahead of the exciting new season, Connacht have unveiled their 2019/20 Home Kit as well as a new logo design for the province. The new logo strongly reflects the original provincial crest with evolutions of the core elements. The new logo sheds the rugby ball feature of old, providing much greater prominence and emphasis on the more traditional elements of the eagle and sword. The wing tips of the eagle have been reworked and consolidated to represent each of the five counties of the province with the arm strengthened and holding the sword upright, denoting ambition. Some minor changes to the font have also been introduced. The logo was unveiled at the launch of the 2019/20 Connacht home kit. The kit is manufactured by BLK Sport Ireland and includes their exclusive Exotek four way stretch fabric, clean cut collar, and fluro green detailing incorporated in the sleeve cuff and neck. Commenting on the new design, CEO of Connacht Rugby, Willie Ruane said: “As an organisation we are continuously looking to evolve and improve everything we do. Throughout that evolution however it is important we always remember where we are from and who it is that we represent. Our new logo design aims to reflect that evolution whilst also placing much greater prominence on the extremely strong core elements of the original Connacht Provincial crest. The beginning of the new season and the return of PRO14 and Champions Cup rugby to the Sportsground provides a fitting opportunity to unveil our refreshed design and to continue with our evolution and progression both on and off the pitch”. At the launch of the new Connacht Rugby kit, Bruce Wood, Head of Brand at BLK Sport Ireland added: “It’s a very exciting time to be a part of Connacht Rugby with their return to Champions Cup rugby. There is an infectious ambition on and off the field in Connacht and we are proud to work closely with Connacht Rugby management to create a home kit to match this excitement and ambition”. The new Connacht Home Jersey features Elverys.ie branding and is available for pre-sale from 12pm on Friday 5th of July. Commenting on the continued title sponsorship, Intersport Elverys Director of Buying & Marketing Loman Caulfield explained the renewed focus on the Intersport Elverys website as a key link with the Connacht Rugby brand: ‘’Connacht Rugby have a significant national and international presence and we believe this sponsorship will help increase awareness of our online presence among all consumers and in particular rugby fans and players. While Intersport Elverys have a strong presence across the country with 52 locations, we stock our largest range of sports products in our online store, with all the products that we stock online being available in all of our stores through click and collect.” Pictured (L-R) are Tiernan O’Halloran, Jarrad Butler and Caolin BladeMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more


first_imgKelowna led 2-0 before Nelson, entering the game riding a seven-game winning streak, cut the margin in half as Shawn Campbell scored shorthanded.However, Erhardt restored the two-goal advantage before the period ended. Kelowna then put the game away with three straight goals in the third period. Dale and Erhardt each finished with two goals to pace Kelowna with singles going to Juanre Naude and Sutton. Campbell finished the game with a pair of goals for Nelson.Kelowna outshot the Leafs 39-23 in a penalty-filled contest. Chiefs’ Braeden Mitchell outdueled C.J. Wedenig in the Leaf nets to register the win.Saturday, Nelson played the Nitros even for 32 minutes before Kimberley exploded for three goals in a five-minute span.Keegan McDowell, with his first of two in the game, Brody Daniels and Brandt Bertoia scored to give Kimberley the commanding lead. Jackson Bohan scored the other goal for the visitors on the power play. Kimberley outshot the Leafs 32-15 in the game.Adam Anderson registered the shutout for Kimberley. Wedenig took his second loss of the season in goal for Nelson.LEAF NOTES: The two losses put a damper on what has been a very successful home stand in October for the Leafs, with Nelson finishing at 5-2 at the NDCC Arena during the 10-game month. . . . Nelson still leads the Murdoch Division with a 13-3-0-1 record and an eight-point advantage over Beaver Valley Nitehawks. . . .Nelson was missing netminder Caiden Kreitz (upper body) and Tyler Nypower (suspension). . . . Keenan Crossman was back in the lineup after serving a suspension. . . . Prior to Friday’s game against Kelowna, there was a brief ceremony supporting mental health initiative, MindRight, by Chiefs player Miles Mattila. The Chiefs player is a huge advocate of mental health and has helped many during this venture. Former Nelson player and coach Sean Dooley spoke about his own struggles before dropping the puck during ceremonial faceoff. . . . Next home game for Nelson is Saturday, November 17th against Fernie Ghostriders. Probably the best medicine for the Green and White is a quick turnaround after the Leafs dropped consecutive Kootenay International Junior Hockey League games to Kelowna, Friday, and Kimberley, Saturday, at the NDCC Arena.Nelson is back in action Wednesday for a rare mid-week contest in Spokane against the Braves following home-ice losses to Kelowna, 6-2, and Kimberley, 5-0.Chiefs’ all-time leading scorer Brody Dale and Zach Erhardt each had five points to power the KIJHL leaders to four-goal victory over the Leafs. The line of Dale, Erhardt and Devin Sutton combined for 13 points in the game.last_img read more


first_imgFour Kootenay zone teams traveled to a season-ending Kamloops 7s tournament during the Thanksgiving weekend — one of the largest junior tournaments in North America with teams from all over BC and Alberta. The Under 16 Girls team remained unbeaten and won the tournament. This included an extra time 5-0 win against Canuck Rugby Club in the semi-final. Lucy Leishman scored the try to put the girls in the final. A last second try by Sarah Roberston in the final against Abbottsford Rugby Club gave the team a 15-13 win. The team was a mix of older experienced players and up and coming novices. The girls had hard pool matches against quality opposition from Alberta and BC. The players showed themselves to be tenacious and committed. Kootenay players Haley Kruk was named tournament MVP and Sarah Robertson was coaches select for her significant contributions. The U19 boys team finished the tournament with a bronze medal against quality opposition. It was a tight semifinal loss to Thompson Okanagan Rugby Association (TORA, the eventual goals medalists) to put them in the bronze medal game, beating out Calgary Mavericks. The team was led by standouts, Relmu Wilsom-Valdez and Adam Strautman. At times they looked unbeatable and this is a great start for our senior boy’s year. The U19 girls placed 5th overall, out of 16 teams in their highly competitive division. Their only loss was an early one to Capilano. The girl’s aggressiveness and commitment are a feature of their game. The core of this team won the Tier 2 15’s provincial championship title this May. Our standout player was Mikyla Bergman. The U 17 boy’s team was made up of developing players from across the region. They played hard but unfortunately did not get results that reflected their hard work. We look forward to this crop of players becoming the mainstay of the Kooteney zone teams. Coaches encourage any young people who would like to explore becoming involved with rugby in the area to contact their schools for more information. We have a strong core of experienced and committed youth coaches in this area with significant experience in player and youth development.last_img read more


first_imgLane Goodwin and Shawn Campbell, each finishing the contest with three points, scored the other goals for Nelson.Columbia Valley outshot the Leafs 46-22 in the game, including a 5-0 total in overtime.Anderson Violette took the loss in goal for the Leafs.Friday, Nelson scored three unanswered goals in the third period to double up the Rockets.Tied 3-3 after 40 minutes, Campbell, on the power play, rookie Joe Davidson and Ryan Janowski scored to give Nelson the hard-fought win.Twice Nelson overcame one-goal deficits during the first 40 minutes of the game.Rookie Ashton Underhill, Lane Goodwin and Captain David Sanchez also scored for Nelson.Jayden Hendricks led Golden with a pair while Liam Morris added a single.Violette stopped 31 shots to register the win in goal for Nelson.LEAF NOTES: Cole Wyatt, riding a four-game point streak, registered four assists for Nelson against Golden and two Saturday in Invermere. Joe Davidson, Shawn Campbell and David Sanchez each had two points. . .  . Nelson remains in top spot in the Murdoch Division, two points ahead of second place Beaver Valley. However, Nelson has played three more games than the Nitehawks. . . . . Nelson finishes the six-game road trip with a 2-4 record. . . . The Leafs return home for a pair of weekend games, Friday against Revelstoke Grizzlies and Saturday, a rematch against Columbia Valley. Both games puck drop is 7 p.m. . . . Leafs leading scorer Reid Wilson did not register any points during the Trail Smokies coastal road trip. Trail lost 4-1 Friday to Coquitlam and 5-2 Saturday in Langley. Trail concludes the trip Sunday in Chilliwack. On the plus side, the Nelson Leafs managed to pull three out of a possible four points during the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League road trip to the Eddie Mountain Division.However, on the downside, Columbia Valley Rockies stole one of those possible points after knocking off the Leafs 4-3 in overtime Saturday night at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena in Invermere.Brennan Nelson scored at two minutes of overtime to lift the Rockies to the extra time victory.The loss snapped a brief two-game winning streak for the Leafs after Nelson, 17-6-0-0-4, opened the road trip Friday by doubling Golden Rockets 6-3 in a game played in Cranbrook.Twice Nelson battled back to pull even with the Rockies, defenceman Kaleb Comishin evening the score with a goal four minutes left in the third period.However, Nelson combined with Tristan Lambert and Alex Novakowski to score the game winner.Lambert finished the game with two goals, and four points, while Gavin Fleck added the other marker.last_img read more


first_img Student-athletes in sports without U SPORTS national championships this season will not be charged eligibility and will remain eligible for athletic financial aid (scholarships) AUS: ratified via a vote of the AUS Board of Directors Atlantic University Sport (AUS), Ontario University Athletics (OUA), and U SPORTS also announced their own independent cancellations MondayDecision-making process: CW: ratified via a vote of the 17 member universities U SPORTS: ratified via a vote of the U SPORTS Board of DirectorsAdditional decisions on whether first term conference championships scheduled for men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s cross country, and men’s and women’s swimming will be made by July 15th following further exploration around feasibility.The decision to cancel first term competition in team sports also impacts men’s and women’s hockey, men’s and women’s volleyball, along with men’s and women’s basketball. The aforementioned sports traditionally span both the first and second terms, but conference play in these sports will commence no sooner than January 2021, with a decision on the matter being made by October 8th.  As Western Canada continues to work through the ongoing impact of COVID-19, university sport will look very different this fall across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba a media release said on the Canada West website Monday.Canada West announced Monday that no conference competition (regular season, playoff, or championships) will occur in football, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s rugby 15s, and women’s field hockey during the first term of the 2020-21 season.All of the decisions announced Monday were ratified unanimously through a vote of Canada West’s 17 member universities on Friday.KEY TAKEAWAYS: Football, soccer, rugby 15s, and field hockey cancelled during the first term of the 2020-21 season. Decisions to be made by July 15th on championships in golf, cross country, and swimming No two-term sports (hockey, volleyball, basketball) to commence prior to January 1, 2021, with a decision to be made no later than October 8th. OUA: ratified via a vote of the OUA Board of Directors Whether second term competitions (men’s and women’s wrestling, men’s and women’s track and field, men’s and women’s curling, and women’s rugby 7s) are staged will also be made by the same October 8th deadline.Canada West’s announcement came on the same day as both Atlantic University Sport (AUS) and Ontario University Athletics (OUA) announced their own first term cancellations, which were made independently by each conference’s Board of Directors.Nationally, U SPORTS also announced the cancellation of all U SPORTS first term national championships, as decided by the U SPORTS Board of Directors. The national governing body also made an announcement pertaining to athletic financial aid and eligibility, ensuring student-athletes will not be negatively impacted by the cancellation of their respective seasons.”The challenging nature of today’s announcement can’t be understated. As a former student-athlete and coach I feel deeply for everyone who won’t be able to experience the joys of university competition this fall,” said CW president and University of Victoria athletic director Clint Hamilton.”While cancellation isn’t the outcome anyone associated with university sport wanted, I’m confident in the fact that this difficult decision is in the best interests of our student-athletes. Health and safety is at the forefront of everything we do and simply put there was no way to adequately ensure the safety of everyone involved in university sport during competition this fall.”Over the last several weeks Canada West’s COVID-19 Task Force has been working to inform the conference’s Board, who based on the Task Force’s report recommended the cancellation of first term competition. The Board’s recommendation was subsequently supported through a unanimous vote of CW members.The COVID-19 Task Force was comprised of CW Board members representing each province, along with medical professionals, including Dr. Steve Martin (University of Victoria varsity sports medicine physician and CW representative on the U SPORTS medical committee).“The Task Force undertook significant discussion and research to inform our recommendations with public health considerations, specifically minimizing risk for both individual participants and the general public, at the core of our work,” said Martin.”By and large, sport competition provides a high-risk environment for the transmission of COVID-19. While other areas of society continue to mitigate risk through new guidelines, sport provides a challenge in this regard as any risk mitigation would render many sports unrecognizable.” While professional sports leagues continue to explore options for a return to competition, the resources they will have at their disposal to minimize the risk of infection will not be the reality for Canada West members when the transition from training to competition eventually occurs.With respect to CW members returning to training, those decisions will be made individually by members and will be based on university policies and guidelines from their respective provincial health authority.last_img read more