WAGGA Hockey appears to be the last sport standing after the pandemic officially claimed another victim on Tuesday.
While Group Nine have now joined the likes of AFL Riverina and Football Wagga in pulling the pin, hockey will allow themselves as much time as possible to try and finish their seasons.
Wagga Hockey drew up a contingency plan during lockdown, with the last possible option to go straight to junior and senior grand finals on Friday, September 24, and Saturday, September 25.
It's a long shot, but president Ken Larkin said they felt duty bound to give seasons every chance to finish after last year's shortened campaign.
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"We are still keeping on, it's a week-by-week proposition. They want an 80 per cent vaccination rate (before community sport resumes) but it's a wait and see," he said.
"It's disappointing for our players because they only had a short season last year and were hoping to get through this year.
"To be honest they don't get value for money when that happens. We have to find a way to compensate for that next season, or even hold a competition over summer.
"But our plan A is to at least try and get to a grand final day."
Competitions had two regular seasons rounds left when lockdown forced them into a hiatus.
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