Katherine's dry season sports were about to kick into gear when it all came crashing down.
With most of the local sport constrained to the dry season, for the cooler weather, the coronavirus shutdowns means the season is all but over for most sport.
Even the Katherine Rugby Union competition which tried to get to its grand final on Saturday night, succumbed at the final hurdle.
Players have already been training for many sports.
Most of the junior competitions were about to get under way on the weekend, like the soccer and rugby league.
Teams have been preparing for the Big Rivers Football League which has also had its season cancelled.
"AFLNT acknowledges this will be a difficult time for many people involved in the NT's football communities, however the health and well-being of fans, players, umpires, officials, partners and communities is the number one priority during this time," competition organisers said.
Katherine senior and junior cricket competitions have been suspended.
Katherine Tennis Club has also suspended its competition but has suggested to players the courts are still available for use, just practice social distancing.
Perhaps other sports are turning to other ideas to help keep local people fit over this time of crisis.
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Local gyms were closed along with those across the country yesterday in line with national restrictions.
Blue Eagle Training and Fitness announced it would be unable to open its our doors for the immediate future, due to the COVID 19 directive from the Prime Minister.
"This will hurt us all, but it will be worth it in the end with the virus under control. All current annual membership fees will held over, all other payment types will also be held over. We will be back bigger and better," gym owner David Flood said.
"If any member wants to borrow equipment, mits, pads so they can train at home, please contact me and I will arrange. I will also write some home training hints on the Blue Eagle Facebook weekly."
What is your club, your organisation, doing to keep people active although perhaps not in a team environment during this crissis, then let us know.
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