The Wimmera Football League and Wimmera Netball Association could soon become one.
A proposal for the two organisations to be merged has been presented to the Wimmera league's nine football-netball clubs.
The clubs will vote on the proposal on Monday, November 23.
Planning to merge the two entities has gone on for years, with several iterations of different working committees attempting to come to an agreement.
With no football or netball played in 2020, AFL Wimmera-Mallee area manager Jason Muldoon said it was a perfect time to examine and change existing structures.
He said years of hard work had gone into the new proposal.
"When we realised the season wasn't going ahead, we formed the working party to look at the possibility of finalising the proposal and presenting the clubs the opportunity to vote on a merge," he said.
"It's a process that has been going on for several years and hasn't come to a conclusion, so we worked hard to at least get something for the clubs to look at this year."
Ararat Rats president David Hosking said it was a move that made sense for both working parties.
"It makes perfect sense to turn them into one entity," he said.
"At large, I'm not an expert on all these things, but it seems to be a bit of a no-brainer.
"We've been asked questions about it, had our input, and our general feeling is that it makes perfect sense."
The two associations have always worked closely, with all nine Wimmera league clubs acting as both football and netball clubs, and the fixtures being the same for both competitions.
Nhill's Trevor Albrecht has been commissioner of the Wimmera Football League since 2016, while the Wimmera Netball Association works via a rotation system in which clubs take turns annually to run the administration.
2020 was the Stawell Warriors' turn to lead the netball association, with Toni Stewart appointed the association's president.
Mr Muldoon said initial feedback to the Wimmera league proposal had been positive.
A majority vote will determine whether the two entities become one.
If the vote is in favour of change, board positions will then be advertised.
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