Central Victorian hockey players might have been out of action in recent months, but the region's peak body has been hard at work behind the scenes.
Hockey Central Victoria has been working through all relevant health and safety guidelines with the overall goal of getting players back on the pitch.
HCV president Glenn Pomeroy said it was essential to have the required guidelines in place before activities resumed.
"Our key goal is to make sure we do everything safely," Pomeroy said
"Every site is different and we all have our things that we need to ensure are in place. We are making sure we cross the T's and dot the I's to make sure we get it all right."
Pomeroy said an overall decision would be made on the 2020 HCV season within the next few weeks.
"There's a lot to work through but we are optimistic about getting something up and running this year and we will make the call when the time is right," he said.
"We're hoping to get back to training shortly and we will make a decision in the next month or so whether or not we change our competition structure."
HCV was also scheduled to host part of the Junior State Championships which have been called off and will possibly be scheduled for later in the year, but held at a metropolitan site instead.
Hockey Victoria will make its final decision on July 1 in regards to whether the 2020 Junior State Championships will be conducted this year.
If it is to go ahead, it would be conducted in the term three school holidays and most likely in a modified condensed format.
However, at this stage the plan is for the JSC to return to regional areas in 2021, with the girls events in Bendigo and boys events in Shepparton.
City of Greater Bendigo manager tourism and major events Terry Karamaloudis was excited to host the event next year.
"We look forward to hosting the Junior State Championships in Bendigo in 2021, when participants and supporters can enjoy the best of what our wonderful city has to offer," he said.
"We expect the new pavilion at the Garden Gully Hockey Precinct to be completed by 2021, which will mean participants will enjoy a brand-new state of the art facility complimenting the high-quality pitches that have hosted numerous international matches over recent years."
Pomeroy said HCV was also working on bringing other major events to its facility in Ironbark.
"From our perspective our facility is world class and we're keen to work with Hockey Victoria to organise some other events to be held there," he said
"We have international standard pitches which are some of the best in the state outside of Melbourne.
"In the next little while we will be working with COGB so we can use the facility again and in the near future we will hold an event to promote the facility.
"There are several clubs which are based there that have been patiently waiting a long time for facilities of this great standard."
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