Yoogali SC return to football in Canberra is on hold at the moment due to the unfolding coronavirus, but the club is hopeful they will get on the park in 2020.
The Griffith-based side was gearing up for their season to get underway with an FFA Cup clash against O'Connor Knights before Football Federation Australia suspended all football-related activities until at least April 14.
Yoogali SC's Luke Santolin was still holding out hope of playing this season.
"Our season is due to start on April 26 which gives us a tiny bit more leeway," he said.
"We are hopeful that it can either go ahead or either be revised or run later in the year, but we haven't had any direction from Capital Football at this stage."
In a perfect world where the football was able to get back underway on the April 14, it would give the Yoogali side just under two weeks for their first game against Queanbeyan City at Solar Mad Stadium.
"Staving the boys of football is probably going to make them more motivated if we do get to resume training so they would be pumped for that," he said.
"There might be a bit of an issue with fitness, but every team will be in the same boat, so there is no advantage or disadvantage."
Santolin is happy with how his side was tracking heading into the season before training was suspended last week.
"This season has been so positive," he said.
"We have 30 players registered with more to come and our possibles and probables game and it was almost wrong to call it that we had both sides were going toe-to-toe.
"We can't control what is going on and fingers crossed we can get on the park."
Heading into the season the Yoogali side had picked up a couple of visa players, and Santolin was confident they would be able to hold onto them during the uncertain period.
The Yoogali SC veteran said it is a strange feeling heading into the winter sports season not knowing if there would be a season or not.
"For a lot of us soccer outside of work is our lives," he said.
"It is what we look forward to particularly our club it has been apart of our DNA for over sixty years and to think that there is going to be a year with no soccer is unheard of."