Angling Trust

Angling Trust events to hold two minutes’ silence during period of National Mourning

Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Government and Royal Family have issued guidance to the public, businesses, and other organisations during this period of National Mourning, which will continue until the end of the day of the State Funeral. 

With reference to sporting events, the guidance states that “there is no obligation to cancel or postpone events and sporting fixtures, or close entertainment venues during the National Mourning period.”

The Angling Trust will continue to run scheduled competitions, including tomorrow’s Division 2 National Championship, up to the day of the funeral. As a mark of respect to the Queen and the Royal Family, two minutes’ silence will be observed before the start of competitions.

Until we have full details of when the State Funeral will take place, we cannot confirm if our events will be affected by it.

While postponements or cancellations of club events and local matches are at the discretion of individual organisers, the Government and Royal Family guidance allows for all grass roots sports events to carry on during the period of National Mourning. Clubs and fisheries running competitions and events may wish to hold a period of silence before commencing as a mark of respect.

Jamie Cook, Angling Trust & Fish Legal CEO, said: “We will remember Her Majesty for her incredible 70 years devotion to the nation. It is fitting that we mark her passing with a period of silence at our events and competitions. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time.”

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