The Stawell 13 and Under Football Association are holding out hope of capping off their season with grand final in 2021, with the end of the season still in limbo.
The junior competition is governed by state government restrictions, with players able to do no more than train as at September 13.
President Andrew Dunn said the league were hoping COVID-19 restrictions will change in regional Victoria, which will allow the grand final to be played.
"Depending on what the government announce, and when they announce it, we will make a decision about the grand final," Dunn said.
"We are preparing to play on any night of the week, any ground.
"The kids have worked really hard in a tough season for them, so to have a grand final at the end would be good reward for them to finish off the season."
During the tricky season, the Association has played eight of an intended 12 rounds with the semi-finals also in the books.
Unfortunately Victoria entered lockdown before the grand final could be played, but the Bulldogs and Hawks are still awaiting the chance to play for glory.
The Hawks finished on top of the table at the end of the home and away season, but don't discount the Bulldogs who will like their chances of causing an upset.
Despite the challenges of 2021, Dunn said he has been pleased with the way the competition has run.
"It was a challenging year with what has gone on, so it has been a tough year, but a good year," he said.
"I'm glad we got the kids at least eight games and hopefully we can have one more.
"It has been tough at times, but we have people to give us guidance on things we aren't sure about.
"We have had strong over age numbers in 2021, they have been great with playing with the young kids.
"They have looked after the young kids and brought them into the game.
"They looked after them so it is a real credit to those kids."
Dunn, who is president for first time, also thanked Jane Moloney and Yas Nicholson who have volunteered their time in 2021.
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