August 3, 2020
The Mid-America Rugby Football Union (MARFU) extends its deepest sympathies to all who have been impacted by COVID-19.
The health and safety of our players, coaches, referees, and supporters is our utmost priority. It is with this in mind that the GU Executive Board has decided to suspend the competitive 15’s season for Fall 2020. Please understand that this was not an easy decision. After considering the geographical area and the current situation with the pandemic, it was determined that we could not ensure the health and safety of our members with a competitive schedule.
We understand that some areas maybe under lesser restrictions and able to have unrestricted contact rugby. The Exec Board is currently working on a GU Guideline to assist clubs who are able to host practices and potential “friendlies”. That will be published prior to Sept 1.
We will continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation and it is our hope that we will be able to return to competitive play in 2021. Your Mens and Womens Competition Directors will be working on this possibility.
We thank our membership for your patience, understanding, and support as we navigate through these challenging times.
President Mid-America GU