While many sporting codes’ seasons had already been cut short due to the regional NSW lockdowns which have been in place since midway through last month, some held onto hope that their seasons would be able to resume.

However, that hope came crashing down late last week following the announcement that Narrabri had recorded its first COVID-19 case.

The Narrabri Shire’s lockdown was extended on Thursday, then the announcements that local sporting clubs and teams did not want to hear came through thick and fast.

Group 4 Rugby League called full-time on its 2021 campaign and said that an announcement on premiers and individual awards would be made in the near future.

The rugby league season had half of round 13 left to play ahead of its 14th and final round then a three-week finals series when the lockdown began.

The Namoi Soccer League season was also cancelled for season 2021, with only minor premiers and golden boot winners to be awarded for the now-finished season.

All 15 rounds of the regular season were played this year, with only a two-week finals series left to contest when regional NSW went into lockdown.

Narrabri Netball Association blew full-time on its winter season competition which had three rounds of the regular season then a two-week finals series to play.

The NNA committee decided that no minor premierships would be awarded nor champions crowned in 2021 as a result of the incomplete campaign.

Narrabri Touch announced that its winter mixed season’s finals series had been cancelled and added that the committee had also decided to postpone the opening of registrations for the 2021-22 summer season for both senior and junior players until it is clearer exactly when the sport can return to the fields.

Both Narrabri Junior Soccer and Narrabri and District Junior Rugby League also announced that their seasons had unfortunately come to an end.

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