WAGGA Wagga Netball Incorporated is confident parents will adjust to being unable to watch their children play, with strict coronavirus guidelines in place for the return of play this weekend.
Juniors will return to the Equex Centre courts on Saturday, before the first grade competition gets underway in the stadium next Wednesday night.
Under the current restrictions adopted by Netball NSW only one parent is permitted to be at any games, and WWNI president Rosemary Clarke says that will only be allowed for the younger age groups.
"We have to work with the public health order of 500, so it does limit our spectators," she said.
"For most of our older players it will probably mean no spectators at all, it will just be the coaches and reserves.
"(There'll be) only one parent, and only for the young ones. It will be like our training, which was 'drop off and pick up'
"Parents can go and do something else, come back and pick them up at the end of the game.
"We can't say enough about our clubs and how they've informed parents. The parents want the girls out there playing so I think they're happy to move with what has to be done.
"At one stage we thought we could have more than we could but we're not in the same position as other sports, we've only got one area we use so we have to be very tight on the amount of people we can have."
Like all community sport associations, WWNI has been working tirelessly as requirements change regularly to ensure players could get back on court.
"It's been a long haul. I don't think people realise we're all volunteers and expectations to get this going has been pretty tough on us, but it will be great," Clarke said.
"We'll play for nine or ten weeks and finish off in mid-September so we don't interfere with the start of other sports."
Clarke said semi finals will be scrapped, with grand finals to be played between the top two teams at the end of the regular season in each division.