The PCYC Nations of Origin tournament that was set to kick off in Port Stephens on Tuesday, and host the Kamilaroi and Wanaruah nations, has been postponed in the wake of Sydney's COVID-19 outbreak and tightening of restrictions.
Organisers took to social media on Wednesday afternoon to announce that PCYC NSW had made the decision to postpone the June 29-July 2 tournament due to "updated COVID-19 restrictions announced by the state government".
"While we know this will be very disappointing for the young people who worked so hard to make their Nations team, and their community and supporters, we will start planning the rescheduled Nations for the September school holidays," organisers said on the PCYC Nations of Origin Facebook page.
"We have made this hard decision to protect the health of our Nations of Origin athletes and their communities, who would be travelling to Port Stephens from regions across NSW.
"We also want to ensure the health of our staff, our supporters, our volunteers, and the public.
"Resilience is one of PCYC's core values and we will draw on it to ensure Nations of Origin is back bigger than ever in September."