More sporting fixtures canned

More Dunedin sports events have been cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The New Zealand secondary schools winter tournament week has been canned for a second consecutive year.

The event involved schools from around the country competing in a range of sports.

Competitions were scattered across various locations, including Dunedin.

The city was set to host a girls football tournament at Logan Park and a basketball tournament at the Edgar Centre.

School Sport NZ, which runs the event in conjunction with sports partners, said it would review the viability of future events on Wednesday.

Dunedin Netball postponed or cancelled all of its events scheduled for late last week and this week.

On Tuesday, it announced premier, senior and secondary school finals had been rescheduled to September 11.

That included the premier A final to be held between Southern Magpies and Physed A.

Basketball Otago similarly postponed its A grade final, set to feature the St Kilda Saints and Mid City Magic.

All hockey had been on hold until Wednesday.

In an update on Tuesday, Otago Hockey Association said it was committed to holding school and club finals but would wait for more information about Covid-19 restrictions.

Football New Zealand has also called time on this weekend’s events.

All community football and futsal games throughout the country were suspended, as were national league and regional competitions.

While in Level 4, golf clubs were closed and only essential maintenance work could be undertaken.

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