Empire GU League Season to Take Place in Spring 2021

  • Aug 03,2020

Amidst continuing health and safety concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, along with varying state policies on return-to-play for rugby within its footprint, Empire GU has set in place plans for the 2020 league season to be conducted in Spring 2021.


Practice and other athletic training opportunities for member clubs and athletes will be permitted, provided they are structured in accordance with each clubs’s procedures and applicable local and state regulations.


“Empire GU has a responsibility to make decisions that are in the best interest of our membership," said Ken Pape, Empire GU President. "With the information available to us today regarding the current state of the virus, and varied policies for return-to-play within New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, we simply cannot create and maintain an environment for rugby competition that meets our requirements for safety and acceptable levels of risk. While this decision was extremely difficult, moving the league competition to Spring 2021 is in the best interest of all involved in and around Empire GU Rugby."

An official start date for the Empire GU league season will be announced at a later date.