The NCD Schools Rugby League competition for Round 4 last Weekend have been suspended indefinitely.
According to NCD Schools Rugby League Association President Arnold Gende, this is due to non-school affiliation by a good number of schools and also player registrations.
He added that, they have informed respective school teachers/coaches and team Managers to submit the four documents required to the Association for players to be able to take part but this has not happened yet.
This has caused the President to suspend the competition for an indefinite period of time.
“All schools taking part in the competition must provide four documentations to the Association heads in order for their schools to continue to take part, says Gende.”
The four required documents includes the school affiliation, two is the player registration of K30.00 attached with the term 1 report, three is the players profile (“My Sideline”) and forth is the player’s summary for each division.
Mr Gende says, they will continue its competitions only when the first six schools send in their documentations.
“Gende says, 27 schools have partly affiliated but have not met the full requirements. Player registrations which includes parents’ consent, medical report and K30 registration receipts that should be attached with the registration form and “My Sideline” report.”
Meanwhile, the competition has seen a rise in the female teams taking part.
Gende says, so far the competition has been good since round 1 of the completion with an influx of students especially girls joining the competition.
He is calling on the school sports teachers/coaches and team managers to continue to assist these students as it is one way of disciplining them through this platform.
He further emphasized on the school Term1 report as it is really important.
“This is really important because we want to ensure that every student taking part in the NCD schools rugby league competition must also perform highly in their academic studies.
If not, they will be cut out until they improve academically.” Mr Gende also thanked all the parents for assisting their kids by taking them for their games, especially the girls who are participating now which is really encouraging to see females taking part in a male dominant sport.