COMBINED Wagga Wagga High Schools Sports Association (CWWHSSA) will decide the fate of a couple of time-honoured competitions at a meeting next month.
This year's Carroll Cup, Hardy Shield and Tracey Gunson Shield school sporting competitions are all in serious doubt due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Hardy Shield was cancelled in March, while both the Carroll Cup and Tracey Gunson Shield competitions run through May each year.
The possibility of holding all three competitions, along with other sports, will be discussed at CWWHSSA's June 2 meeting, where the arrangements for term three sport will be finalised.
It is expected many of the school principals will attend the meeting, given the importance of finding the right balance between education needs and the students' desire for the competitions to go ahead.
Carroll Cup convener Heath Russell explained there are a lot of variables involved in the decision-making process.
"We had a meeting last week, all the schools, and we would love to get them all back and going, we've just got to be realistic about how that might happen," Russell said.
"We're exploring the possibilities of whether it can happen. There's obviously a lot of things to consider from year 12 with their exams, and this is in a perfect world, assuming the COVID stuff continues to improve.
"There's that many variables."
The schools only have term three to work with, given year 12 are finished by term four.
Term three would usually only see the soccer and hockey competitions played, as year 12 students prepare for exams.
But to get all competitions played, that number would increase to seven.
Hardy Shield convener Ryan Price confirmed they are exploring a range of scenarios, including a one-day tournament, to see the schoolboy rugby league competition put back on the calendar.
"There's been a suggestion to run the competition but it's just about working out where it sits on the calendar and how it's going to look," Price said.
"If it's a one-day comp, a shortened competition, obviously we want to run it, it's just how many schools are going to buy into it, I guess."