Local sports leagues face the reality of COVID-19

By Mike Renzella

The Haldimand Press

HALDIMAND—One of the most common sights to see while strolling through your neighbourhood this time of year is a field full of kids chasing a soccer ball while their parents cheer them on from the sidelines. Unfortunately, in Haldimand and around the country, there are no games being played right now.

Whether your interest is soccer, baseball, rugby, or any other organized team sport, it’s looking increasingly likely that you will be out of luck for the upcoming summer.

“We just had a meeting with the Haldimand-Erie league. The entire league, which includes Caledonia, Hagersville, Six Nations, Dunnville, Cayuga, Fisherville, Jarvis, and Port Dover, will no longer pursue a season for the upcoming year,” said Dale Smith, a member of the executive team for Hagersville Minor Baseball.

Erica Harrison, President of Cayuga Minor Ball echoed the sentiment, “The safety of everyone is our number one priority and Cayuga Minor Ball is already in the process of refunding all families in full that were registered to play.”

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