The VKR has informed us that the VKC will not be held on the 14-15th of August 2021, due to the current situation with COVID-19 and possible extensions/risks of further lockdowns.
They will inform us as to whether there will be a postponed or alternative event by mid September. They intend to use the entries already submitted, so there should not be a need to re-apply. If the event is cancelled, they will reimburse all entry fees. Below is the email sent to us by the VKR.
Monash University Kendo Club
As advised earlier in the week, due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the VKR can now confirm that the Victorian Kendo Championships will not be held on 14-15 August 2021.
The factors considered include:
- potential extension of Victorian lockdown and/or ongoing restrictions to indoor community sports
- risks of COVID transmission at the event
- limited opportunity for clubs to train in the lead up to the event increasing the risk of injury to competitors
- likelihood of reduced entries
The VKR is considering postponing the VKC to a later date in 2021. However, this will require a more stable COVID situation and availability of a suitable venue. The VKR will provide further information on the likelihood of a postponed or alternative event by mid September 2021.
The VKR will seek to use the entries submitted by 23 July 2021 to support VKR planning for a potentially postponed event. In the situation that the event is cancelled entirely, all entry fees will be reimbursed to the club or individual as per the relevant payment method.
If you have any concerns about this approach please let the VKR know.
We thank you for your support and hope that we can hold a tournament in the near future.
Victorian Kendo Renmei
0438 745 735