HENWOOD Park have vowed not to give the green light for their players to start training until club's registration obligations are clarified, even if the go-ahead is issued this week.
The NSW government's Office of Sport is expected to release its Return To Play Framework for community sport early this week, with Football Wagga working toward a planned July 18 season start.
Registration fees were a hot topic when Football Wagga held a teleconference with over 20 club representatives last week.
Players were also asked their opinion on the issue as part of a survey recently distributed to clubs, where the majority of respondents voted for a partial refund for a shortened season.
It is hoped the government will allow community sport training to resume as soon as Wednesday, but Hawks president Ryan Smith said the club is prepared to wait until the situation is resolved before they return.
"We as a club are a little apprehensive about starting anything until we've got some clarity on rego fees," he said.
"We don't really want to be paying full price for a shortened season, and that's nobody's fault, but every party has to come to the table and be able to work out something that's there for the players.
"We'll be prepared to take a hit on a couple of weeks (training delay) until we know that. I'm not going to let the boys and girls go out and start training, and the association hits us with full fees.
"While they (Football Wagga) are doing incredibly well with what they're doing we need to know that up front, because that is probably the big concern for most our our players, and a lot of parents."
Smith praised Football Wagga for its initiative and diligence in doing what it can to get the game up and running as soon as possible.
"Football Wagga has been sensational from our point of view because they've really tackled the unknown," Smith said.
"I can't fault them. They're working through the same stuff as us and trying to appease 11 or 12 clubs.
"They're in the same boat because they're going to take a hit to their coffers too. But we (soccer) don't have huge outgoings (compared to other clubs) , we don't pay players in our sport so it makes a big difference."
Lake Albert coach Mitch Tinnock envisages a handful of registration options will be made available to players, but hopes those who can afford to help the club won't request refunds.
"We're not sure what we'll do yet but we've already offered that (discounts) to our juniors or they want to hold that payment over to next year," he said.
"There'll probably be a few options to suit everybody."
Wagga United president Shandi Gibbons said finding some middle ground on the issue is one of the game's biggest challenges.
"It's a big thing we have to work towards. If the season's different to make sure those fees are equitable to cover our costs and insurance," she said.
"That will probably be our biggest challenge."