Last Saturday, Sandhurst was scheduled to play GVFL club Rochester in a practice match.
Instead, Sandhurst coach Ashley Connick was at home sitting on the couch watching AFL on the TV.
Connick admitted he was still coming to terms with the seriousness of COVID-19 and the potential affect it could have on his family, friends, players and coaching staff.
"It's new ground for everyone. It's an interesting time for us all,'' he said.
"It's a great unknown for everyone at the moment.
"If and when footy starts we'll be ready to go, but overall there's more important things to worry about than footy."
As it stands, the earliest country footy can resume is the first week of June.
However, as each day passes the odds of country footy resuming before June 30 lengthen.
The Dragons trained on Monday, March 16, before AFL Victoria advised that all club training sessions should be suspended.
"We'd gone really hard through the pre-season, so we were getting to the point where we needed to manage a few guys with soreness,'' Connick said.
"We'd started practice matches, so training sessions were starting to lighten off a bit anyway.
"(Once the season was delayed) we thought it was best to let the boys chill out for a bit.
"As a coaching group we'll decide on a program for the guys and talk about how we're going to attack it."
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The Dragons played a practice match against HDFNL club Colbinabbin on the Friday night before the season was delayed.
"We played a lot of kids that were just out of the under-18s and we had four or five players that are currently in the under-18s,'' Connick said.
"We had a handful of senior core players - Joel Wharton, Isaac Ruff, Brodie Montague, Liam Ireland, Jed Zimmer and Lachie Zimmer - in the team.
"It was a really windy, so it was hard to take too much out of the game."
For now, the physical and mental health of his players is at the forefront of Connick's thoughts.
He said the outlet from work and study that a footy club provides would be missed by all involved.
"Footy does provide structure for the week,'' he said.
"Training twice a week and a game on Saturday. It's time that's locked in to have a run around and a kick with your mates. You get that banter that comes with being involved with a club.
"That outlet is important physically and mentally.
"We have a close-knit group. I'm sure they'll stay in touch with each other and help each other get through this."
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