Western NSW FC is stuck in a waiting game,
Western's NPL 4 season has currently been postponed due to the COVID-19 lockdown in Sydney, meaning the club hasn't taken to the field since June.
Coach Mark Rooke is hoping to no more about competition's future by Friday after getting in touch with Football NSW.
"Just trying to gain some clarity about what's going on," he said of what he hopes to learn.
"It's hard to say what's going to happen. Even if the ban is lifted, are Sydney teams going to be allowed to go into regional areas and if so, when's that going to happen?
"At this point in time, it's all locked down until the end of this month. For me, it's going to be really hard for us to go back to playing football in the state league this year. I guess we'll wait and see."
Western is still training and there has been attempts to organise friendly matches against Western Premier League clubs, but to no avail.
"We're still training when we can with the weather. Every time we go to train, grounds are washed out. It's been difficult to train," Rooke added.
"We've been trying to organise some games in the last few weeks. We tried to get a game against Waratahs but it rained that week. That was also the weekend that the shutdown out here was.
"This weekend wasn't any good and next weekend we were hoping to play Barnstoneworth but they've got three games in two weeks, so they didn't want to have a game, which I completely understand.
"At this point at time, everything has been difficult. We can't buy a trick. Every way we turn, we can't train or play. It's disappointing for the guys, but it is what it is."
This is the second consecutive season Western has had a campaign severely interrupted, with last year's only getting through a couple of rounds before the first lockdown.
A new draw was created when lockdown ended and a shorter, revised season was played but Rooke admitted it has been tough to lead the representative squad in recent times.
"You've got to try and organise guys and put in a program for them to start training," he said.
"On their behalf, they've got to organise their work and especially for the tradies, that's the most difficult part, just organising their work.
"Even though we haven't been going that well, but certainly during the season I've noticed a lot of improvement in the guys."
Western NSW FC last played a NSW NPL 4 match on June 19.