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Local 2020 Rugby League Season Cancelled

The 2020 Cairns District Rugby League Season has been unanimously cancelled after the board meeting was held with all the clubs involved last night, Monday, June 1. Pictured are the 2020 A Grade Gladiators at their Jersey Auction Night in February.

The 2020 Cairns District Rugby League (CDRL) Season has been cancelled after the league’s board meeting last night, Monday June 1, where all of the teams in the competition voted unanimously to cancel the season.

The 2020 season was originally only going to be postponed until later in the year, however even with restrictions being eased several clubs voiced their concerns about the number of spectators allowed to attend the games.

Without a certain number of spectators to attend the games, clubs could not pay their players or officials or cover the costs to keep the facilities running.

A spokesperson from the Mareeba Gladiators said they are disappointed that the 2020 season had to come to an end before it even started.

“Even though we were cleared to play, a large majority of the clubs in the competition rely on their spectators to keep their doors open,” they said.

“The decision was made at the meeting last night to cancel the season.

“We are extremely disappointed but are looking forward to the 2021 season that will be bigger and better.”

This news is a shockwave that is felt across the Tablelands as many locals were looking forward to getting out of the house and supporting their local Rugby League team.

With the cancellation of the 2020 season supporters can look forward to the upcoming 2021 season that will be bigger and brighter than previous years.

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