News / Community / Sport / 30th July 2020
Baradine squash back on serve with competition
The Baradine squash and volleyball club is up and running once again, with competitive games commencing this week.
After almost three years of closure, an energetic new committee was preparing to get the club back into action when COVID regulations put a stop on all indoor sports.
Club president, Bradley Purdy said the new committee was formed in February this year and even held a working bee to clean the courts and carry out repairs to equipment before the virus shutdown occurred.
“The courts were closed in late March but now, with the easing of restrictions and creation of a COVID Compliance Officer, we are now able to get competition up and running again,” Mr Purdy said.
“The date of Monday, 20 July, was locked in for the return to competition, with nearly 50 people signed up to kick off play in the various events.”
The call has gone out from the club for players to sign up for senior and junior volleyball and squash.
“Junior volleyball is being offered for the first time in the history of the club and, looking at the number already registered, it seems it will be a success,” Mr Purdy said.
“We now have a social media presence on Facebook, where new member and competition information can be found.
“The club is delighted with the overall response to the call to return to competition. It has been hard for players over the past few years and we are very aware that we must all be extremely vigilant to obey all the COVID regulations. But we will have everything in place at the courts, strict social distancing rules, sanitiser and a thorough cleaning regime.
“Members are now making plans for a 2021 event to open the Baradine Squash and Volleyball Club time capsule put down 21 years ago. The future looks good for the club.”