New Issues for Families Without Sport

James Fitzgerald gazes out the window of the Nerang junior rugby league clubhouse to survey almost empty grounds, aside from a pair of aspiring older juniors putting in extras in the faint hope of a reboot to the season.

Fields that would normally be humming with players, parents, and coaches are now virtually ghost towns as the COVID-19 pandemic shuts down organised sport nationwide. The Gold Coast club, which had about 400 players registered for the season, is just one adjusting to the new reality.