At its board meeting on Thursday January 28th, the SSI board decided that there will be no sporting competitions taking place in the remainder of this academic year.
The SSI Sports Clubs and Competitions Committee had been hopeful of staging a comprehensive programme of competitions across six sports (Rugby, Pool, Netball, Badminton, Volleyball and Karting), but with the current Covid-19 restrictions on the island this will not be possible.
While extremely disappointed to have to make the decision, SSI have done so to protect public health of all of our members. While this means there will be no competitive action in the remainder of the academic year, SSI will actively support all online activities being provided by institutions and will support any on campus activities that may take place later in the semester if restrictions are eased to allow training, etc.
SSI would like to thank all the colleges, the clubs, students, and sports staff for their understanding and their ongoing commitment to our competitions and we look forward in hope to having a return to our league and cup competitions in the 2021-22 academic year.
It was also decided at the board meeting on Thursday last that SSI will not be registering students for any EUSA Championships while the current Government Guidelines against overseas travel remain in place. Student Sport Ireland will continually monitor the guidance from government and will review if any changes are made.