TAVUA is praying that mother nature do them a favour so they can start training for the National Football League (NFL) clash against Nadroga this weekend.
Continuous rain has marred the team's preparation as the side is unable to secure a training venue.
Tavua Football Association president Ummat Mohammed said the match against Nadroga on Sunday at Lawaqa Park would be as a crucial one for them.
The goldminers are placed second last in the Fiji Sun/GP Batteries NFL points table on three points after eight matches.
Nadroga which has played seven matches so far is out of the danger zone with five points.
"We haven't started our preparation because there is no available ground for us to train on," Mohammed said.
"It has been raining throughout and unless it stops pouring, we will not be able to secure any training venue.
"This match is very important for us to move up from the bottom two and we will do our best."
Mohammed said they would have a full strength side as players were free of injuries and match suspension.
"We will have the services of all regular players for the match against Nadroga. Coaches Shalen Prasad and Savenaca Naisara are working on putting a good side together."
Mohammed has also called on supporters to back the team financially since they had no sponsors to cater for their necessary needs.
She thanked Ba Football president Rishi Kumar and his company 4R Electric for providing the transport for their NFL matches.
Fixtures (Sunday) - Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka - 11am Nadroga Youth-Tavua Youth.
1pm Navua-Suva, 3pm Nadroga-Tavua; Churchill Park, Lautoka -3pm Lautoka-Rewa