BENDIGO soccer will have to wait to find out if it will be a part of the new Victorian National Premier League next year.
The Bendigo Amateur Soccer League had expected to receive a decision from Football Federation Victoria on Monday.
However, BASL operations manager Brock Rogers posted an update on the league's website which said an injunction application had halted proceedings.
"Today the FFV board met to consider the recommendations of the NPL assessment panel and (make) a decision on NPL licences," the statement said.
"However, given the current legal proceedings in the Magistrates’ Court, FFV has, in good faith, decided not to announce NPL licences today.
"FFV will communicate with its stakeholders further following the outcome of an injunction application to be heard in the Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, October 2."
Bendigo is hoping to get the green light to join the VNPL when it is rolled-out in March.
The competition is a Football Federation Australia initiative.
It aims to create a clear pathway from grassroots soccer to the A-League.
Premier leagues have already kicked-off in some states, with the senior competition rated the second-best in Australia behind the A-League.
Bendigo initially applied for junior teams to play in the competition, with a view to introducing senior teams in years to come.
The BASL plans to create a new club to represent the region in the VNPL.