NZ Vets team to Australia 2021

Proposed New Zealand Veterans team visit to Australia in 2021

At the AGM of the Vets Division of NRANZ, held at Trentham in January 2020, discussion took place about a NZ Vets Team visiting Australia in 2021. During the meeting, and subsequently, a reasonable level of interest was expressed by members to undertake such a visit. I sent off an informal message to NRA of Australia, asking whether a visit by our team, and an international team’s match, could be accommodated within there 2021 programme, preferably at one of their Queen’s held in Brisbane. Helen, NRANZ Secretary, followed up on my initial approach and was informed that we would be sent an invitation to compete against the Australian Vets in June 2021, at Brisbane. 

To date, nothing has been received from NRA of Australia, but, obviously, COVID-19 intervened with wide ranging consequences. We have learned that NRA of  Australia has cancelled several of their proposed state, national, and international fixtures and tours, putting some events back from 2020 to 2021, and even to 2022. Helen has been seeking clarification on our behalf as to whether or not our invitation to tour in 2021 will still be forthcoming, but, to date, we are still awaiting a reply. 

When we receive further information, I will be in touch. In the meantime, stay at home and keep safe. 

John Whiteman
NZ Vets Secretary / Treasurer.

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