This summer’s IMART 2020 World Cup and Mixed Ability Week 20 has been postponed until Summer 2021 to allow time for the world to grapple with the Covid-19 outbreak.
With over 1000 players from 14 countries due to compete in Cork this June for the International Mixed Ability Rugby World Tournament, the organisers felt this was the most appropriate course of action to protect the health and safety of our players and supporters.
IMART is intended to be a joyful event, celebrating diversity and the welcoming nature of rugby. Under the current circumstances and uncertainty this would be impossible to guarantee within the next three months.
“The postponement of IMART and MAW to proposed time of Summer 2021 comes as a big disappointment to us, the community working to make IMART a reality, but we are delighted with the continued support of our sponsors and players, and know that we will rise again,” said IMART chair, Liam Maher. Mr Maher described the coronavirus pandemic as “the biggest crisis that the world has faced in living memory” but reiterated that “Cork looks forward to giving the international rugby community a warm welcome in the Summer of 2021.”