His side could still win a premiership this season should play go ahead, but Macquarie Raiders captain-coach Alex Ronayne is calling for the 2021 Group 11 season to be scrapped.
Group 11 will meet with clubs on Sunday night for more discussion on playing finals this year.
Play is currently on hold due to the ongoing COVID outbreak in Western NSW but the Group 11 board announced only last week it was determined to complete the season and was planning on playing deep into October if that's what it took.
But Ronayne, speaking after extending his deal as Raiders captain-coach to next season, said more than rugby league needs to be considered during such a difficult time for so many in the community.
"As far as I'm concerned, I think it's over and done with," he said.
"You can't just have a couple of weeks training and get back into it. We're not professional footy players, we've got other things and the last thing we need is to get hurt and miss work."
Though unlikely at the moment, should lockdown end as currently planned on September 10 Group 11 has stated clubs involved in finals would be given two weeks of training before play resumed.
Despite that, Ronayne considers it a difficult task for bush footy players to get back into the swing of things for finals after now not playing since August 8.
"It would be tough," he said.
"You've got three or four blokes [in each team] who like to train but then there's others like myself who've got a young family and are trying to make a buck.
"I haven't run or anything in a month or two so it would be hard coming out again and playing footy.
"I think we just need to call it and move on to next year. No winners, just make next year a bigger one."
The aspect of no winners might be a contentious one and has been a real point of conjecture in other competitions in the western area which have abandoned the remainder of their 2021 seasons.
The AFL Central West confirmed only minor premierships would be awarded this season after play was abandoned last week while at this stage no titles of any kind will be given in the now-cancelled Western Premier League season.
But while Ronayne may prefer to see all play this season called off, he won't argue if it's agreed on Sunday night to play on.
The Raiders' first grade side finished the regular season in fourth spot and are currently guaranteed to play finals football.
That could change however as the finals format would be adjusted should lockdown continue well into next month.
Group 11 has created contingency plans for such a scenario and should training only be allowed from October 18, teams which finished the regular season in first and second would automatically go through to play a grand final.
But for now the Raiders remain in the mix and that's all the motivation the players would need.
"At the start of the year the goal was to make finals and then the next goal was to win it, that's what we're going for," Ronayne said.
"We're going for the cup and that's what we want. If we come back, we're coming back to win it."
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