It says something about media coverage of amateur sport that all we hear in the wake of coronavirus is talk of sport ‘shutting down’.

We’re told it’s impending disaster for pro competitions, but what about the impact of those of us who play sport purely for love? This is sport in its oldest, arguably purest form, but appears more forgotten than ever.

It may soon be a dark spell for all sorts of sport but how about we take off the professional blinkers and think for a minute what this means for our nation of everyday amateurs.

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