MANNING Valley Netball will consider two options to kick start the 2020 senior and junior seasons.
"We're waiting for the green light from Netball NSW and they're obviously waiting for the go ahead from the federal government,'' MV Netball president Janine Kennewell said.
"But we have two dates we're looking at - July 4 and July 29.''
Mrs Kennewell said July 4 is the preferred day, even though it is in the middle of the school holidays.
"That's not perfect, but with all the travel restrictions in place we don't think a lot of people would be going away on holidays,'' she said.
"So if we can get started on July 4 then that's what we'll aim for.''
However, if it is July 29 then the association will ensure the required number of games are played in the various grades to make a equitable draw.
Whichever date is chosen, the association will have to work towards a grand final day on Saturday September 26.
"The State championships have been put back to the October long weekend, so our grand finals have to be played by September 26,'' Mrs Kennewell explained.
Manning Netball was set to start the season when sport was placed on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent restrictions.
"All our gradings were done and our draws were finalised,'' Mrs Kennewell said.
Initially Manning Valley hoped they might have been able to proceed with the season as it is classed as a smaller association based on player registrations. However, there was eventually a blanket ban on the sport throughout the State.
The association caters for players from five to seniors. There'll be 33 teams involved in seven divisions when play finally gets underway. Despite the hiatus, Mrs Kennewell is confident all teams will be looking forward to the start of the season.
Manning Valley also runs a Monday night competition. It's hoped to start this on July 6, but again, this will depend of confirmation from Netball NSW.
"We are all just looking to getting back onto the court,'' Mrs Kennewell concluded.