Hockey Albury-Wodonga believes it has been left with no choice but to postpone its senior fixtures for another weekend due to a lack of clarity in rules for its NSW and Victorian members.
While other competitions such as Albury-Wodonga Football Association and the Picola and District Football Netball League will play solely at NSW venues this weekend, HAW sport operations manager Cayte Campbell said the fact Victorians had to carry their state's COVID-19 rules across to NSW made it too difficult to restart the competition.
"We had to make the decision on Thursday otherwise it's not fair on people," Campbell said.
"It doesn't matter whether you play in NSW or not. It just makes it very hard.
"Falcons for example is made up of a lot of Wodonga families, so while it's an Albury club, they're mostly Victorian.
"It's okay if you live in Benalla, it's okay if you live in Wagga, because you know what you're doing, but for those of us on the Border, frustrating is an understatement.
"We need to show how frustrating and difficult it is. It's not only the rules are constantly changing, there's no clarity."
Hockey Albury-Wodonga's junior fixtures have been given the all clear, with matches scheduled in Wangaratta to be played in Albury.
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The association has also ensured there's an option for its NSW members to have a hit with a hockey eights competition for divisions one, two and three across the weekend.
Men and women will be divided into even teams, with a round-robin fixture to run for two hours.
Division three is at 1pm on Saturday, division two is 12pm on Sunday, followed by division one at 2pm, while masters will be played at 7pm on Monday.
"Everybody that did the hockey eights competition last year really loved it, so we're hoping that it will be popular," Campbell added.
Meanwhile, the Albury-Wodonga Spitfires will resume their Capital League campaign with a trip to Canberra to face Central on Saturday.
"We have clearance from the ACT government that if the Victorians get a permit to go through NSW, they are clear to play in ACT," Campbell added.
"We're sending mostly NSW people anyway."
The Spitfires postponed a home double-header against ANU last weekend.
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