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Football kicks off in August

Friday 8 May 2020 | Written by Katrina Tanirau | Published in Soccer

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Football is optimistic of starting their 2020/21 season, in August.

A number of sports have been cancelled or postponed due to Covid-19 related restrictions.

Some limited contact sports such as football may be considered for an exemption. Applications must outline the strategies and precautions that the federation will undertake to mitigate the risks associated with serious injury and safe health practices.

Mii Piri-Savage, the general secretary of Cook Islands Football Association, said they would follow all the rules put out by the Ministry of Health and government.

“We are anticipating that our season will go ahead as scheduled kicking off in August, and if we don’t get approval then we won’t play,” Piri said.

The sports that can resume activity include golf, tennis, bowls, swimming, athletics, badminton, canoeing, cricket, cycling, gymnastics, sailing, squash, table tennis, triathlon, touch rugby, quick rip rugby, tag and weightlifting.