TURVEY Park will return to training this week with co-coach Mark Carroll keen to see a shortened season go ahead.
The Bulldogs will return to training on Thursday night, joining the majority of Riverina League clubs that have already hit the track.
Carroll has been checking in on his playing group regularly through the lockdown and says the players are keen to get back to training.
"I think they are," Carroll said.
"We had a meeting, I had six or eight of the senior blokes around to work out a plan of attack and they were keen.
"So we'll kick off on Thursday, have a run around and see what happens. Whether we'll get a season or not, we don't know but it's looking positive.
"I've been ringing one player every couple of days and all the young kids are pretty keen to get back into it. It won't take them much to get going, whereas the older guys it doesn't take much for a few pounds to go on."
Turvey Park is one Riverina League club who has shown gradual improvement over the last couple of seasons with a young list, and were hoping to make a return to finals in 2020 after last year's sixth-placed finish.
Carroll believes even a shortened season going ahead would prove beneficial for his player's development.
"It would be disappointing if a season didn't go ahead, just to see the improvement in them again with another season under their belt," Carroll said.
"The way they finished off last year, I'm keen to see how they go. Last year we virtually had a new team so it would be good to see them in a second season together.
"We need a season for these young guys to get games and to get better."
To go with their improving young list, the Bulldogs were also able to add some experience to their list for 2020 with the return of some club juniors, headlined by Matt Ness and Tyler Cunningham.
The Bulldogs become one of the last Riverina League clubs to return to training, with Wagga Tigers, Griffith, Coolamon, Ganmain-Grong Grong-Matong, Collingullie-Glenfield Park and Leeton-Whitton all back on the paddock.