What will community football look like in 2021?
We already know that any football played this year - and this is reducing as each day goes by - will be much different as a result of COVID-19 to what has evolved over the past 150 years.
While the game itself will be largely the same, what goes on around it will change in some form.
And this will surely be the case again next year even if a COVID-19 vaccine is available for the entire population.
Naturally that would ease the pressure, but what this pandemic has taught the world is that we need to change the way we live.
This is not the first worldwide pandemic and it will not be the last.
All participants - players, coaches, support staff, volunteers, spectators - will have to adjust to a modified environment.
Stricter hygiene standards are certain to be required within the inner circle.
There will be many who do not see the need and relax.
However, right now in Victoria we are witnessing where this attitude can led us and no one will surely want to leave the door open again.
If nothing else COVID-19 has taught society that we cannot go completely back to the way we lived previously when it comes to everyone's health.
Everything, including football, will have a new "normal".
Changerooms is certainly an area where there will almost certainly be change.
This is an environment completely foreign to social distancing.
If this remains a requirement by health authorities and government, rooms will never quite be the same again.
Spectators packing into tight-fit changerooms to bellow out the club song and listen to the coaches' pre-match and post-match addresses has been part of the ritual.
There will be some who do not venture into this environment again, or at least for a long time - either by regulation or their own choice.
This might be extended to the quarter time and three quarter time on-ground huddles.
Sound over the top? To some maybe, but for others a cautionary approach will be the new norm.
Social gatherings, another integral part of the community football fabric, might also take on a different form.
Like everything, that remains to be seen as we gaze into a crystal ball.
One thing we should certainly see back by next season is crowds.
With some states having already allowed up to 500 at gatherings or preparing to do, Victoria will get there as well.
What country football venues do have is the ability to cater for large gatherings while at the same time keeping people spread out.
Football-goers might have to change their habits, by spreading out further around a ground rather than congregating in big groups which is what we have tended to do.
This would be a small price to pay though to get back to games.
What has been reinforced during the COVID-19 shutdown is the importance of sport to communities.
Sport has always been taken for granted and no one ever imagined living without it.
We now know what that is like and should be prepared to do whatever it takes to get sport back in full swing and part of everyday life again.
And if that means giving up something or having to go that extra yard to make it happen, let's do it.
This means some change.
Accept whatever form that takes and let's kick goals when hopefully everyone is back up and running in 2021.