DENVILLE COVID OUTBREAK ENDS FALL SOCCER SEASON
Parents – it is with regret I have to inform you that a decision was made to cancel the remainder of our fall season due to the COVID 19 outbreak in Denville. This mostly affected our travel teams who had ongoing practices and games to play up to November 22. It also affected our 7th vs 8th graders season-ending game and the annual Simonis Award presentation after the game. We will still be doing this award in the near future, but unfortunately without the usual fanfare.
As most of you know by now, all Denville schools will be closed until 11/30 instead of reopening on 11/19. We considered this along with the fact that based on NJ COVID standards, the outbreak in Denville is extensive and needs to be contained. Also, 33% of the COVID cases are tied to sports according to the NJ Health Commissioner.
While the termination of the fall season is a bitter pill to swallow and personally upsetting, there is more positive than negative. We had a season where none of our participants contracted COVID from soccer activities; that is a testament to players, coaches, parents, referees and board members making the effort to keep everyone safe. We also had a great recreation and travel soccer season!
Please stay safe and follow the CDC guidelines to do so.
Don Casse, President
HUB Soccer of Denville, Inc.