This weekend would usually be the busiest for the SRPL Committee with the last of the Summer finals having taken place this week and the Winter season registration closing tomorrow. Obviously that hasn't happened and we're as frustrated as you to not be back into the full SPRL swing of things.
Instead we're still in a position of limbo awaiting positive news from the government regarding pubs re-opening. Unfortunately the news today is that they may have to close to facilitate schools opening in September.
As we're unable to start the Winter season on schedule it will be postponed until September 2021. League positions from the Winter 2019/20 season will be held until then.
As soon as pubs fully re-open, and teams are allowed to travel around Southampton, we will do our very best to restart the league with a free-to-enter competition that will run for as many weeks as possible before the Summer 2021 season registration opens in February 2021. I'm sorry the news isn't better. We hope to see you all on the baize as soon as possible.
Stay safe, look out for each other and rest assured once this is all over soon we'll be back as soon as possible. Thank you for the continued support.
SRPL Committee Update [21st April 2020]:
The Summer 2020 Season is still cancelled and we still hope to complete the Winter 2019/20 Season with the Shield, Cup, Singles & Doubles Finals as soon as government restrictions are lifted.
Registration for the next WINTER season (running 1st September 2020 to 1st April 2021) will open the 1st week of July, subject to pubs being open.
Forms will as usual be posted out to all venues and the website will be updated for online registrations. All teams paid up for the non-started Summer season will be eligle for half-price entry.
If pubs open before 1st July (which we really hope they do!) we will endeavour to set up a fun mini-league or help to arrange as many friendly matches between teams as possible to give the pubs and clubs of Southampton a much needed revenue boost. Watch this space!
The SRPL Presentation Night will still be held at the beginning of September. Date and venue TBC but we really hope it will be bigger than ever and a perfect opportunity to celebrate surviving this awful pandemic.
Thanks for your support. Stay safe, stay indoors and keep well.
Original Update [16th March 2020]:
As you will no doubt be aware, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the Prime Minister has now announced that the advice is for people to avoid social gatherings, notably pubs.
It's with a very heavy heart that we must announce that we are suspending ALL matches until further notice.
This means the Summer 2020 season is now CANCELLED and the Winter season finals due to take place over the next 3 weeks will be postponed until later in the year.
We hope be able to schedule them in before we hold our Presentation Event in September but as of right now I can only say that more information will be posted in due course.
All teams that have paid their fees for the Summer season can request a refund if they wish or we can take the payment as part of their winter season registration fee for later in the year. If you would like a refund I will need to have direct communication from the landlord/lady. Please contact us.
The Committee thanks you all for your understanding.
Best of luck to all venues, and best to health to all players & their families, in this extremely testing time.
Peter, Steve & Paul
Registration now open for the SRPL Summer 2020 Season!
Click above to see the final list of registered teams. If you're not listed here you'll need to get your registration in before the 22nd March to stand a chance of playing in the Summer 2020 Season.
We produce two newsletters per season and every team receives a printed copy with their registration or fixtures packs. You can click here to read our latest one or any of the previous issues.
Thank you to all those that joined us at the Shooting Star on Saturday 21st September for our Presentation Night to celebrate the Winter 2018/19 and Summer 2019 seasons.
In an SRPL first we presented the trophies in the large garden. As always, the event was open to EVERYONE whether you're collecting a trophy or not and plently were there til the wee small hours! Another successful event, all courtesy of the SRPL!
Photos of the night are here on the Facebook group.
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