MARK Rooke doesn't shy away from the fact he has felt frustration since the National Premier Leagues 4 season was put on hold, but the Western NSW coach expects some of that to ease soon.
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Rooke has his fingers crossed that COVID-19 social distancing measures will be relaxed enough for his squad to resume training next week.
"Hopefully we will get some more information over the weekend in regards to when we are back at training," Rooke, who's team played two games before the suspension of play, said.
"If all reports go right, we should be allowed to train after next Wednesday. It's yet be confirmed because they have to go through the sports commission and all that sort of stuff, tick it off with the state and local governments.
"I think it will be small groups of eight to 10 from what we are hearing."
Rooke is hoping that confirmation of a return to play date will come early next week as well. It is clarity he is keen to receive.
"Everyone is really keen and wanting to get back into it. There's the unknown, we don't have a date of how and where and when and why, I guess that's the worst part about it," he said.
"I know I've found it very frustrating, presumably we are going to have to start in small groups so we'll have to organise players, organise coaches and what venues we are going to train at as far as Bathurst and Orange goes, are we going to split the groups? All those type of questions."
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