It is with a heavy heart that Volleyball BC announces the cancellation of our indoor club competitions for 2021.
Our intention was to make this decision by May 4, 2021 in order to give our clubs certainty for planning. However, given the recent extension of the continued provincial health restrictions until May 25, it is looking unlikely that there will be any loosening of the restrictions on game play until at least the start of June. In light of this, we wanted to bring forward this decision to let you know as soon as possible.
We understand how disappointing this will be to players, coaches, referees and clubs all over British Columbia. After months of planning many variations of club competition, this decision has been incredibly difficult for us to make and we share in your sadness that we have had a second season impacted by COVID-19.
Please note that this decision does not mean that club programs and team activities need to cease immediately. It simply means that Volleyball BC will not be providing any organised indoor competition within the current club season. It will be up to each club to now determine the appropriate next steps for their teams.
Club teams have the option to continue training in compliance with public health restrictions. Volleyball BC memberships are valid until August 31, 2021.
If restrictions are lifted and game-play is permitted in due course, Volleyball BC will provide guidelines under which games can take place in line with the public health and viaSport BC guidance. Clubs will be permitted to organise games independently providing that all health guidelines are being followed. Volleyball BC staff will be available for questions and assistance in helping get these established.
Thank you for your understanding, your commitment, and your dedication to our sport over the past season. The volleyball community is a special one and we can take comfort in the fact that we are playing our part in ending the pandemic.
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For further information on the COVID-19 pandemic, please refer to the developments on our Return to Play page, which contains the latest updates from Volleyball BC, including club resources, youth and adult outdoor camps/clinics along with our RTP Plan and much more.