While football leagues around the region have pulled the pin, the Griffith Swans won't be looking elsewhere when it comes to playing numbers for the 2020 season.
Swans president Jeff Harris said the club set themselves up to give their talented youngsters a chance this year and that is a path they will be sticking too.
"We have already had some names thrown at us of blokes who are down south looking for games of footy," he said.
"We are pretty strong on getting our local kids to learn senior footy. We have deliberately set up our season to give those guys an opportunity so, and we wouldn't want to see that taken away for blokes who are just looking to play one season of footy.
"We will be able to get some experience through those really good young kids who are coming through and be better off for it next year."
The Swans will be welcoming back some former players with Riley Irvin returning from university in Wollongong while after the Ovens and Murray league was cancelled on Thursday, there is also a chance for Isaac Campbell to return.
Harris said the impact of the new players coming into the area could lead to a competitive season.
"It is interesting at senior level certainly there is a lot of player interest from the good quality competitions down south, so it will be an interesting year for the competition," he said.
"There is a lot of good players already coming into the competitions back from state league footy, and then if you throw some Ovens and Murray League players into the mix, it is going to be a pretty sharp competition."
With training now well and truly back underway for the Swans as they prepare for the proposed start date of July 18, Harris has been pleased with the numbers he has seen at training.
"Knowing that there is definitely going to be a season there has been a more consistent group rocking up at training," he said.
"The guys who had been training sporadically were all at training last night. There were 40-odd seniors training and then the under 17s group on top of that, so numbers are looking strong.
"We have a good group there, and it is important to keep them together and get something out of the season. If that is a half-season with finals at the end of it well, that's the next best thing."
Meanwhile, on the netball court, Harris is confident they will be in for a strong season.
"There is a fair bit of talent in the first grade this year and a few extras kicking around this year, so they are probably looking forward to a pretty competitive year I reckon," he said.