The 2021 Confraternity Carnival has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 lockdown in southeast Queensland.
The Carnival ended after the completion of the final boys’ pool matches today. The final siren sounded at about 12.40pm.
The committee of the Queensland Independent Secondary Schools Rugby League made the decision following the Premier’s announcement that a three-day lockdown would begin at 6pm tonight for southeast Queensland and parts of the wider Townsville region.
It is with much sadness that we end the Carnival, however the health of safety of our participants is our focus at all times.
Schools are urged to decide on their next steps with many different scenarios among the 50 competing schools. Each school will make its own decisions on what’s best for their students and coaching staff.
We thank everyone who has worked so hard for this Carnival. We have enjoyed an outstanding three days, beginning with Sunday’s opening Mass and ceremony.
Iona College has been a brilliant host. It’s been a wonderful Carnival.
The spirit of play across the last two days has been outstanding. The Spirit of Confraternity was upheld.
While we are unable to play finals matches, we are grateful for the opportunities that more than 1230 students had to become Confro players.
You are now part of the Confro community and will always be part of that community.
Travel safely to your destinations.
See you at Confro 2022 in Mackay.