IMPACT OF COVID-19 & EA OFFICIAL RE-ACCREDITATION
The impact of COVID-19 on EA National Official re-accreditation has recently been reviewed.
EA Officials re-accredit on a 3-year cycle. In 2021, officials due for re-accreditation are Dressage Judges, Show Horse Judges and Driving Judges, Technical Delegate and Course Designers.
In consultation with the National Discipline Committees of these disciplines, it has been agreed to extend the re-accreditation period until 2022, to allow for those Officials to meet the necessary requirements to re- accredit.
This will now bring all EA National Officials into the same re-accreditation cycle.
EA values the contribution Officials bring to the sport, and during this time of uncertainty, extending reaccreditation obligations will remove further burden on EA Officials.
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AIS RETURN TO SPORT PRINCIPLES - CATEGORISING OF EQUESTRIAN
EA continues to work with the federal government, Australian Institute of Sport and Sport Australia on a safe and staged return to training and competition.
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of the endorsement of the National Principles for the Resumption of Sport and Recreation Activities by National Cabinet and the Australian Institute of Sport’s detailed strategy on “The Principles and the Framework for Rebooting Sport in a COVID-19 Environment”, we sought clarification on the categorising of Equestrian requirements in Levels A, B and C.
The specific Equestrian requirements that were proposed to the AIS included Full training only at Level B (NOT competition). We’ve since spoken to the Chief Medical Officer and we have been advised that this will be amended.
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NT 'TEST CASE' FOR POST COVID-19 RETURN TO SPORT
Sport, in general, is starting to re-open and the Northern Territory is the 'test case', according to Equestrian Northern Territory (ENT) Chair, Anne-Marie Cruickshank.
The Northern Territory Government has revised the initial easing of restrictions and, as a result, from 1 May Equestrian can now commence competition.
The guidelines indicate competition can be undertaken on the premise there are no public spectators present. Grooms, support people and parents are not considered spectators.
For ENT, where affiliate clubs operate out of private facilities which can be closed and access by the general public can be prevented; competitions can be run.
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TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF THE STATE EQUESTRIAN CENTRE AND EQUESTRIAN WA OFFICE
Western Australia's coronavirus restrictions may have partially eased. However, the State Equestrian Centre remains closed. Please also note that the Equestrian WA office is closed at the moment due to the staff’s reduced hours. E-mails and calls are being monitored remotely on the revised office hours of Monday to Wednesday, though there may be a slight delay in response. Sorry for any inconvenience.
AOC CELEBRATES CENTENARY ON WEDNESDAY 29TH APRIL
April 29th marks 100 years since the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) was founded.
Originally formed as the Australian Olympic Council on April 29th, 1920, the anniversary marks the formal separation of Australia and New Zealand from the combined “Australasia” entity which had competed in the 1908 London and 1912 Stockholm Olympic Games.
In 1920, the first Australia-only Team competed in Antwerp then in August 1923, the Australian Olympic Council changed its name to the Australian Olympic Federation – an identity it held until June 19, 1990 when it was re-named the Australian Olympic Committee.
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SPORTWEST COVID-19 STATEMENT
SportWest has received member enquiries relating to recent COVID-19 announcements and general information from the Commonwealth and State governments. The messages coming from our governments appear more encouraging as the health data improves and trends positively.
In acknowledging people’s enthusiasm and desire to return to their preferred sports, SportWest attempts to clarify the current and evolving status for Western Australia. Our Closure and Restriction Directions (No 2) have moved from 2 people to a maximum of 10, but there is still strict compliance with social distancing requirements – people need to stay 1.5 metres apart and a minimum of 4 square metres per person. A frequently asked questions page is available on the WA Government website on the cautious easing of restrictions.
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