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Hockey and Rugby fixtures allowed to go ahead this weekend

Clubs asked to observe marks of respect should they proceed

Hockey and rugby fixtures on the Isle of Man will be permitted to take place this weekend following the passing of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II.

The Manx Hockey Association - in which the mixed leagues are due to start for the new season this weekend - has stated there's been no indication matches can't proceed and therefore they can go ahead as planned.

However any clubs wishing to go ahead with activities are asked to show marks of respect including a two-minute silence ahead of matches commencing and the wearing of black armbands or ribbons.

Meanwhile, the RFU has stated that rugby games will also be able to proceed on Saturday and Sunday.

Teams are asked to show marks of respect by holding a one-minute silence ahead of matches.

In local fixtures, Douglas are due to face Glossop at Port-e-Chee in Regional North 2 West whilst Sure Vagabonds are scheduled to travel to Bury in the Counties 3 ADM Lancs/Cheshire division.

There are also three games scheduled in the Ravenscroft Manx Shield this Saturday (10 September).

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