Border hockey clubs have floated the idea of running a graded competition this year.
The Hockey Albury-Wodonga season was abandoned earlier this month due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but interest is brewing to get matches up and running in 2020.
In the past two days, around 100 players on both sides of the border have indicated they would be willing to compete in some way, shape or form.
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"It's not yet enough for competition, but that's only in two days so things are looking positive," Hockey Albury-Wodonga sport operations manager Cayte Campbell said.
"What we're hoping is we get enough numbers to run a division one, two and three competition.
"The (HAW) board is supporting them, but the clubs are doing the hard yards."
August 15 has been mooted as a start date.
Senior sport is currently not permitted in Victoria and its residents aren't allowed to travel into NSW to play.