Cancellation of Midlands KO Competitions

RFU ENGLISH CLUBS CHAMPIONSHIP – MIDLANDS DIVISION

    

MIDLANDS DIVISION ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Secretary :-  Roger Rees,  2 Wain Close,  Kinwarton,  Alcester,  Warwickshire.  B49 6LA.

Telephone :-  01789  400082     e-mail :-  [email protected]

MIDLANDS RFU KO COMPETITIONS SEASON 2021-2022

NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF ALL THREE KO COMPETITIONS

At its meeting on Wednesday January 19th 2022 the MDOC discussed the issue of the lack of progress in the Midlands KO Competitions in this

2021-2022 season. Out of the twenty-four Round 2 games due to be played on 22/01/22, twenty-one have had to be postponed. A contributing factor to this situation has been the fact that rearranged postponed league matches take precedence over all other games. This has resulted in the delayed Round 2 matches being delayed even further. In addition to this fact some of the next “Reserve” dates for possible rearrangements of these delay KO competition matches have already been taken up by further rearranged league games. It is therefore fairly obvious that the MDOC will not be able to do the draws for Round 3 until at least the end of March and then only if there are no further postponements of league games.

 

The decision of the MDOC was therefore to cancel all three of the Midlands KO Competitions 2021-2022 forthwith.

The MDOC can only apologise for having to do this but it is sure that Midlands clubs will understand why it was necessary.

CB KO Competitions will now become first in line for any spare dates when clubs do not have a rearranged league game to honour. This should mean that these CB Competitions will have a better opportunity to be concluded in time, before the end of the season.