Woodbridge Cup president Andrew Pull has described the position his competition's in as a 'holding pattern' and says he doesn't see much use in coming together to make decisions while the government's announcing so many new ones every day.
"We're not going to have a meeting until June. If we have one now it will just be 'what if, what if, what if," he said.
"We still have six weeks and it'll all happen quickly but we're waiting until the government officially says go."
An impactful decision that was made recently was Manildra's to pull the pin on the upcoming season and while Pull acknowledges it's a cruel blow to the competition, he insists he won't be pressuring clubs to enter if they don't feel comfortable doing so.
Rhinos' president Marlene Nash said last week that the ongoing health crisis is putting her elderly committee at risk which was one of the factors in the club's decision to put play on ice until next season and Pull supported those claims wholeheartedly and understands the severity of the situation.
"Myself and the other executives aren't going to make or insist a club plays if they don't want to," Pull said.
"Manildra's committee is obviously, respectfully, a bit older and that puts them in the high risk category.
"It's fine... we don't have a problem with it. They'll be welcomed back in 2021 with open arms."
The topic of crowds at games has been heavily touched on in the last few weeks and Pull highlighted just how important the fans are to his competition.
"It's a small-town competition and it's about the community," he said.
"These games are a day out for a lot of people in the town. Football gives a huge input towards the town.
"I think footy will either be on with crowds on not on at all."
Pull's quietly confident about the feasibility of crowds in a few month's time and says he doesn't see the government allowing multiple footy games across different grades at one ground while telling fans they can't come in.
"If they're going to let 120 people turn up and wrestle around on a footy field and then say no to a crowd... that doesn't make much sense," he said.
"Either way, we're going to wait until June... I've touched base with clubs and they're all going to sit tight."
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