Wimmera football and netball seasons are under a cloud after the Victorian government announced restrictions permitting training but no play would stay for the remainder of September.
Regional Victoria was on Wednesday released from lockdown but strict public health measures remained in place as officials work to curtail the spread of COVID-19.
The Wimmera will be officially released from lockdown on Thursday night at 11.59pm.
The Horsham District Football Netball League, Wimmera Football Netball League and the Mininera District Football League - in recent weeks announced plans for finals should regional areas been lifted from the statewide shutdown.
The HDFNL set its season conclusion date for Sunday October 3, while the WFNL pencilled in the weekend of October 2 as the latest date that grand finals could take place.
The MDL decided the latest its grand finals could be played was October 9.
But the latest relief in restrictions, which came on the back of 246 new cases, said outdoor community sport could only resume practice.
Only the minimum number of people required to train are permitted to attend. Spectators are also prohibited except one parent needed to supervise a child.
Mininera and District league president John Box said he planned to meet with the league board on Friday night to discuss the future of the season.
"It's dragging on a fair bit," he said.
"I think everyone has forgotten the regional country football, really.
"It really annoys me, actually."
Box said he understood where the state government was coming from with its restrictions and that everyone was in the same boat. But he said it was nonetheless frustrating.
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