South Warrnambool president Steve Harris is "not ready to put up the white flag and say it's too hard" just yet.
He is determined to make Hampden league football/netball happen in 2020.
"We are very much of the ilk that clubs and leagues should look at being creative and not just draw a line though the season because we can't have crowds," he said.
It comes after the Heathcote District Football Netball League cancelled its season last week.
Harris said his club would accept it if AFL Victoria ruled out 2020 seasons.
But he doesn't think there needs to be a rush to make a decision because the COVID-19 pandemic is a "constantly changing situation".
The Roosters leader stressed the safety of the community was paramount but he also wants some form of season to go ahead.
Harris, a financial adviser, suggested a combination of ideas which could financially allow a season to happen.
He suggested a vastly reduced salary cap and the league subsidising clubs.
One option he brought forward was the league forgo its affiliation fees.
Another option would be for the league to distribute profits to clubs from a finals series, which could happen later in the year.
Harris noted the league wouldn't be spending on interleague this season so that funding could go toward subsidising clubs.
He also suggested, if no crowds are allowed, games could be live-streamed.
He believes there could a demand for that service if it's the only option for fans to watch games.
The Roosters president said it could be funded by a sponsorship arrangement and a small cost to the viewer.
Harris added, apart from funding from the league, the process could also involve clubs asking their players if they want to play for reduced pay or other incentives.
He believes it's a combination of these factors that could get a season going if COVID-19 restrictions allow.
"We haven't got a perfect model but we do have a discussion point to lead to a season," he said.
Harris said, if handled well, a season may not be to the financial detriment of any club.
The Hampden league has been contacted for comment.
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