Boxing Day clash postponed due to Wanderers’ COVID cases

The A-Leagues regrets to announce that the Boxing Day match scheduled between Newcastle Jets and Western Sydney Wanderers has been postponed due to COVID cases.

The decision was made due positive COVID cases within the Western Sydney Wanderers team. The Wanderers men’s football department is currently in isolation and awaiting further test results.

The A-Leagues’ primary concern is for the health, wellbeing and safety of all players, staff and their families, especially over the Christmas period. All positive cases and those close to them are adhering to relevant state government health directives, in close consultation with the A-Leagues.

As a result of the number of cases, the A-Leagues have determined that game postponement is necessary to ensure the spread of the virus is limited and the health of our Clubs is ensured.

The A-Leagues protocols continue to be effective for screening and subsequent PCR testing in detecting the virus and ensuring immediate isolation. The A-Leagues will continue to work with the Newcastle Jets and other clubs involved on confirming a new schedule for the postponed match as soon as possible.