Posted on Tuesday 21st July, 2020

Memo to all Hunter Western Hornets Touch Affiliates

Dear Affiliates,

On behalf of Hunter Western Hornets, I wish to announce the unfortunate news that the 2020 Hornets Championships will be cancelled.

The decision to cancel this year’s Hornets Championships was not reached easily by our region and it comes after discussion amongst our committee and other involved parties, as well as after consideration of all affiliate responses to the Hornets Championships survey which was distributed to all Hunter Western Hornets affiliates.

As many would expect, the current COVID-19 situation played a part in our decision to not proceed with this year’s event, as it would greatly impact a number of ways our region delivers its events. This included an increased player registration cost due to increased event costs related to COVID-19 factors, the likelihood of operating under an ‘arrive, play, leave’ format with no affiliate tents or gathering permitted at the event, as well as the additional strain these factors would put on our volunteer regional staff to operate an event under these changes.

These factors would have greatly impacted our delivery of the event, which our region felt was not conducive to the standard of events that our region is renowned to deliver to our members. The impact from these factors was consistent with the feedback our region received from affiliates to the Hornets Championships survey.

Our region would like to thank all affiliates and their players for their patience, understanding and continued support of Hunter Western Hornets. We would also like to thank Maitland TA for their assistance over the past months.

We look forward to being able to deliver our wonderful events to you again in the near future. All queries to this announcement can be directed to our region by email

Yours in touch,
Wayne Goodchild
Regional Director
NSW Hornets Regional Touch

Memo release from Hunter Western Hornets can be viewed here – Memo – Cancellation of 2020 Hornets Championships