The Mahurangi Rugby Club touch module is unlikely to be held until next year due to difficulties caused by Covid-19 alert levels.
Organiser Bernie Kose says the club is hoping to organise a two-month module with eight rounds next year, if conditions allow.
He says that even if the Auckland region shifts to Alert Level 2, the restriction of 100 people maximum at sport gatherings would not work for the enormously popular game.
The junior programme alone is expected to draw 600 youth players.
“We need to be at Level 1 to even contemplate holding the module, so realistically we have to plan for next year.”
The club has also had to postpone its old boys’ reunion event for the second time. The contingency date in November is now looking less likely to be viable, and so the event is being pushed out to next year.
Kose says he was expecting people to travel from various locations outside the Auckland region to attend the event and alert level restrictions with regional checkpoints may prevent them.
Meanwhile, it is understood that the club is still hoping to host a Blues rugby double header match day at the club sometime in February, although details are still to be ironed out.