For example, at the Oemoemenoe Rugby Club, some of the younger members of the club have been trained. The young people got away with the new measures of the cabinet. Unlike the previous lockdown at the start of this year, there is now activity in sports clubs. Young people under 18 can train and compete tomorrow.
Kloetinge football club had all day matches between the club’s youth teams. For example, JO15-1 played against JO17-3. Dylan, who plays in the latter team, is happy to be able to play sports now. “The competitions are ready for now, but otherwise I’ll only be at home a little bit.” His teammate Mees agrees. “It’s just fun to always play soccer, even if it’s mutual. Just keep busy.”
The sport of tennis received a special position from Prime Minister Mark Rutte during the partial lockdown. It is the only sport that can still be played by adults. Not in a competitive context, but mutually. “I was certainly relieved after this week’s press conference,” said Chairman Piet Verwijs of De Goese Maan. “This week, too many people came to play tennis to play the game.”
This also goes for Albert, who is involved in a double this afternoon. “My wife was also happy that I could go,” he laughs. “If I couldn’t do more, I would really miss it. Really.” Initially only singles could be played, but after a union correction which was reversed. Everything is allowed in tennis, except competition. But that goes for any sport.