25th ANNIVERSARY DINNER POSTPONED
Unfortunately due to all the uncertainty that is going on, we have made the decision to postpone the 25th Anniversary Dinner till 2021. While we know that this is disappointing we hope you appreciate that this is a necessary step to keep each other safe in these unprecedented times.
We will keep you updated with any news on a new date as soon as one is confirmed, but this is likely to be some time after September 2021.
MONDAY 18th MAY 2020 – COVID UPDATE
In consultation with the MOD, PJHQ and Formations (incl ASCB), all Army overseas activity planned to commence up to 30 September 2020 inclusive has been reviewed by the LOC. The Army will continue to minimise overseas activity in accordance with Pj PHOENIX direction; all activity that does not contribute to operations, VHR, overseas resilience, or is deemed non-essential to international engagement is to be cancelled. Included within this review are Overseas Sports Visits (OSVs). Acknowledging that the COVID-19 pandemic will not be a short-term issue, nor will its impact be equally reflected across the globe, Reference A confirms that all previously authorised OSVs between 1 July and 30 September are to be de-authorised. Any additional applications for OSVs, submitted to ASCB that are due to commence during the period 1 July to 30 September, will not be authorised whilst LOC FRAGO 20-247 remains in force.
Whilst NGB guidance on the recommencement of a particular sport is absolutely important, it is the Army that will critically decide when Army sport recommences. You will be aware that the current Army direction is that Army sport is suspended until 30 Jun, and that this date may well differ from that of your NGB. Please ensure that any messages or discussions that you have with your members reiterates that it is the Army that will make the ultimate decision on when Army sport recommences.
Links to NGB websites for COVID 19 updates can be found below.
Kendo – http://www.britishkendoassociation.com/
Taekwondo – https://www.britishtaekwondo.org.uk/news/
Karate – https://kenshinkarateorganisation.com/
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – http://www.bjjagb.com/news/bjjagb-events-latest-covid-19-guidance/
Results of the TKD (WT) Army Championships can be found in the TKD(WT) sub page link below.
Message from AMAA Chairman
“The decision has been taken to cancel the 2020 Martial Arts Interservices event. While this is a disappointing decision, it reflects a reality which we all understand. The 2020 competition will not take place at all; all three chairs agreed that we do not want to crowd the programme and that we want to reset next year in full force. A mechanism will be found on a discipline basis for inter services selection so we can pick up competition again once restrictions are lifted. The Navy has kindly offered to host 2021 as for this year.”
ARMY SPORT CONTROL BOARD COVID-19 UPDATE 6 (1718hrs, 1 Apr 20)
ASCB COVID-19 Update 4 dated 19 Mar 20: 1355hrs, directed that all representative Army sport be suspended until 20 Apr. Please note that in compliance with the Government’s continuing response to COVID-19, with immediate effect all representative Army sport is further suspended until 30 Jun 20. This is to include all Overseas Visits and Training Camps. This suspension is subject to constant review and ASCB will notify you as and when circumstances or policy change.
All Admin Instructions will now be published to the Army Martial Arts Group on Defence Connect.
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