On June 1st we announced that the 2020 WPL Season would be postponed from its original start date of August 29th, 2020 and that the league and each member club’s representatives would work to determine a suitable rescheduling plan.
At the latest meeting, it was determined that there will officially be no WPL season in 2020, but instead that it was more realistic to set sights on a 2021 replacement.
We have narrowed down our options to 2021 and beyond, but do not have an official schedule to share at this time. Discussions will continue with the league’s representatives to develop the new timeline while continuing to take into consideration local health mandates of each of the 10 major cities across the country that house our member teams as well as World Rugby and USA Rugby return to play protocols and World Health Organization and CDC guidelines.
We will also continue working with USAR Women’s High Performance to support players’ ability to maximize prep for the 2021 World Cup. As a top league in the country, we feel it is as important as ever to take the health and safety of our athletes very seriously.