The Weston Bears expect to know by Wednesday whether they will receive dispensation to postpone this Saturday's fixture against Edgeworth because of the Covid lockdown on the Central Coast.
The Bears and Valentine Phoenix have both been forced to postpone their first grade fixtures over the past two weeks because significant numbers of players in their first grade squads live on the Central Coast.
Most recently the Bears were forced to postpone the much-awaited second leg of the El Clasicoal derby against the Maitland Magpies with the fixture rescheduled for the free weekend Saturday, July 24.
Weston president Rod Henderson said reserve grade and under-18s had also been been put back, in agreement to the Magpies, to the same day to allow the full derby experience.
Henderson said he expected to hold talks with Northern NSW Football on Wednesday to work out the response to the extended Covid lockdown over the Central Coast.
"We're obviously keen to get back playing but we can do is really guided by the lockdown and Covid restrictions in place," he said.
A date has yet to be set for the rescheduled Bears and Broadmeadow Magic match.