FOOTBALL Wagga president Tony Dobbin believes all sports will eventually adopt a uniform approach to the coronavirus crisis after soccer elected to take a more fluid approach to its season start.
While Australian Rules has shut down until May 31 and rugby league and rugby union May 1, Football Federation Australia opted to suspend games and training until April 14.
It means at least the first two rounds of Football Wagga's season will be affected, but Dobbin said they must also prepare for the possibility that a ball won't be kicked at all.
"We haven't actually released the draw so we will have to look at how that impacts on season length, which in reality we won't be able to do until April 14," he said.
"We're not like some other sports who are saying season's gone, but we have to be prepared for that.
"There's probably in my view a bit of inconsistency going on at the moment, but I think eventually all sports will end up doing the same thing.
"We'll ask the clubs for ideas."
Dobbin said the ability of teams being able to travel from town to town to play games may also be an issue.
"It has been mentioned that travelling from town to town is the other issue that may come up, whether we can take teams from Wagga to Tumut or whatever," he said.
"There is a financial impact, questions have already been asked about refunds of registrations.
"Organisations like ours have set costs to be recovered through clubs, and we're already asking questions through Football NSW on how we proceed if the season, is shortened, postponed or cancelled."
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