The region's soccer community has found a way to stay united during the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis.
A three-ball chipping challenge has began to make its way around social media this week, allowing players to take on their friends for ultimate bragging rights.
Former Cobram Roar coach Adam Gatcum came up with the concept to ensure the sport maintained a presence in the community after his soccer coaching business took an unexpected hit due to the coronavirus.
The objective is to kick three balls into a bin from 10 metres out.
"It was a good way to engage the sporting community with a very simple challenge," Gatcum said.
"Everyone's got a bin at home and most have a soccer ball, so everyone can access it and have a go at it.
"I set it up in my back garden and tagged a couple of friends to have a go at it and those people tagged a couple more friends and it started to grow a bit wider."
The challenge has even spread to the A-League with Cobram junior Gianlucca Iannucci (Melbourne City) and Goulburn Valley Suns export Alou Kuol (Central Coast Mariners) on board, while Cobram's Bill Puckett was the first current AWFA coach to take it on.
"Those boys are in the city, but it was nice that they jumped on board and had a go and they're tagging a few other A-League players and a few friends they train with, so it might spread a little bit further," Gatcum said.
"As well as other people tagging their friends, I've been doing a few nominated head-to-head games like The Border Mail against the Shepp News and a few other local businesses. We gave Mario Antonello at Wangaratta a game against Ray Diramacca at Cobram.
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"It's all about having a bit of banter and a bit of fun.
"No-one has got two out of three yet, everyone seems to be stuck on one."
Facebook page AWFA News is running a tournament of its own, a series of polls dubbed Battle of the Canteens.
Albury Hotspurs was the first team through the semi-finals (199-115) via a one-hour sudden-death poll after initially drawing with Cobram Roar on 366 votes.
In the remaining quarter-finals, Albury United meets Myrtleford, Melrose clashes with Boomers, while St Pats face Wodonga Diamonds.
The event was the brainchild of the page's manager Brad Goddard and he's been thrilled with the response.
"It has ended up in a quite a few people getting involved and quite a few votes in each one," Goddard said.
"I reckon Myrtleford are going to be pretty hard to beat, they cleaned up in their first round, but we'll have to see what happens.
"We've got a little trophy planned for the best canteen in AWFA and there will be a little bit of bragging rights I'm sure as well.
"There's been so much positive support for the volunteers in the canteens. I've seen heaps of comments about how much work they do and how much time they put in.
"It's definitely a positive reflection of how much effort they chip in that sometimes might go unrecognised.
"It's definitely a huge factor in a successful club having those volunteers in the canteen and it's been really good to see."