ROWVILLE Hawks will be back in division 1 of the Eastern Football League this season but division 1 football may not get back onto Seebeck Oval with resurfacing works to take up most of the season.
The Hawks home ground will be totally re-surfaced and also have get work done on its irrigation system, drainage and its fence.
So the Hawks will be playing home games further along Stud Road at Scoresby Recreation Reserve and at Knox Gardens Reserve.
Hawks president David Howlett said the works were much needed but would make the season difficult for his club which won the right to return to division 1 when it won the division 2 grand final last September.
"The new grass will be fantastic and hopefully we can get back out there at some stage this year. We will be playing our games at Scoresby and Knox Falcons ground and are working with the EFL, Knox Council and Scoresby and Knox Falcons to work it all out.
"In the end our ground should come up fantastic just as the other grounds in the area have after getting ground works done. Whether we get back this year will depend on the weather and how much sun and rain comes along."
The grounds for each Hawks match are expected to be sorted out in the coming weeks.