After several anxious months of waiting to discover whether it'll kick-off or not, Panorama Football Club can finally look forward to getting its Western Premier League (WPL) campaign underway on Saturday.
The original eight-team competition was meant to kick-off back in April, but due to the coronavirus regulations, the season was postponed indefinitely.
And while Orange Waratahs withdrew from the competition last week, dropping the competing teams down to seven, the other remaining clubs have all confirmed that they would still push ahead with the 2020 season.
Western Premier League to kick-off on July 4, Panorama away at Dubbo
It's been a long time coming for competition's return, which folded at the end of the 2012 season, but Saturday will mark the first round of matches, with three matches in three different towns.
Panorama will play Dubbo Bulls at Lady Cutler Oval in Dubbo on Saturday, with club president Beau Yates excited to see the competition finally get underway.
"We're finally straight into it. It's exciting, good times," he said.
"It's good that it's finally come together in the end, so we're into it next weekend against Dubbo Bulls in Dubbo."
Prior to the collapse of the WPL at the end of the 2012 season, Dubbo Bulls were the three-time defending champions.
Bulls were then captained to title glory by Scott Fox, who earlier this year was intent on leading his club in the 2020 WPL season.
Yates believes Bulls will be a strong contender for the title this year.
"I think they'll pretty good squad to be honest," he said.
"They've got some older heads, that would've played when they last won the competition.
"I think they'll be tough, for sure. Definitely, it'll be a test for our boys first up, especially being away."
Panorama will have the chance to assess where they're at when they play fellow WPL rivals Barnstoneworth United in a trial on Wednesday night at Sir Jack Brabham Park in Orange.
The two teams had played a trial match at Police Paddock back in February, with the Orange team getting the spoils 4-2.
Yates said considering everything to do with coronavirus, it's a great effort to have seven teams contesting the revived WPL competition.
"Things are shaping up quite nicely," he said.
"There's a new committee involved that Brent [Osborne] and Andrew [Fearnley] have put together.
"It's going to provide some marketing, which will be cool.
"The comp should look pretty good, pretty spot on."
The competition will run for 14 rounds, with each team having two byes and playing everyone twice, once home and once away.
A majority of the matches will be played on Saturdays, with a mid-week round on August 5 and several other sporadic mid-week games in certain rounds.
The regular season will conclude on Saturday, September 12, before a two-week final series with the top four.
The first-placed team will host the fourth-placed, while the third-best team travels to face the second-placed team in the first week of the finals.
Both winners from the first week will contest the grand final, with the highest-ranked winner hosting the grand final on Saturday, September 26.