The wait is almost over for frustrated soccer players and fans.
On Saturday, junior and senior matches will resume after the suspension of all soccer activities in early March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Northern NSW Football chief executive David Eland is obviously delighted that community football has been given the go-ahead to return.
"This is wonderful news," he said.
"It has been a difficult few months for everyone.
"However our member zones, community club volunteers and players have been stalwarts in getting football off the ground."
Eland said he looked forward to "hearing all the positive stories of players finally getting back on the park and being able to enjoy playing the sport they love".
NNSWF has provided documentation to clubs regarding return-to-play measures that must be followed.
Those measures can been seen on its website.
NNSWF said that while the sport was "essentially going back to normal", social distancing and personal hygiene must be maintained.
Northern Inland Football's revamped Premier League will be launched on Saturday.