Blake Solly COVID19 Address
As you are aware, the 2020 NRL season has been impacted by the ongoing situation surrounding the plans to reduce the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
In accordance with the NRL’s directive following medical and biosecurity advice, we will be playing our round two match against the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium this Friday night.
However this match will not be open to the general public. As a Club we are currently working the NRL and the game’s partners on the approach to round two and beyond. However we want to ensure you know that the health and safety of Members, supporters, players and staff is at the forefront of any decisions that we are involved with.
This is an ever-changing situation that is moving quickly, but we are committed to providing our valued Members and supporters with updates as information comes to hand, and we decide on our approach to each situation. I highly recommend you stay in touch with us and this situation via our Club digital and communication channels.
As we said earlier, the Rabbitohs are committed to ensuring the health and safety of all those involved with the Club. To this end, we have cancelled our Member Signing Session that was scheduled to be held in Brisbane on Saturday 21 March and we will be postponing our annual Member Appreciation Day that was scheduled to be held on Saturday 28 March.
In fact, all public appearances with our players are currently on hold until things become clearer around the COVID-19 situation. However, we will be in touch with more information as it becomes available.
For all Ticketed Members and those fans already holding a ticket to attend an upcoming match, we will engage directly with you with more information throughout the course of the coming weeks. I can only ask that you are patient with us in this period, as we understand more about the NRL’s approach to matches after round two.
These are unprecedented and difficult times for our Club and our sport. But we are a resilient sport, and I believe we are Rugby League’s most resilient club. That resilience is drawn from you – our Members. Your passion and loyalty is what gives this Club its unique character. And this support is as important now as it ever has been before.
We thank you for your understanding as we work through this situation. We ask you to stay passionate and loyal, and remain connected with us as we push forward with our season - starting with Friday’s game against the Broncos.